Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I LOVE Broccoli Cheddar Soup.  My mom made this soup all the time during the fall and winter seasons growing up, and now I make it for my family.  It is so delicious and comforting on a colder day!


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups water
2 cups heavy cream
4 cups chicken broth
1 (16 oz) package frozen chopped broccoli (you can add more if you like)
Salt and Pepper TT
8 oz. Velveeta Cheese
1 (8 oz) bag sharp cheddar cheese

Mix water and heavy cream together and set aside.
Melt butter and flour together to form a roux. Slowly add in heavy cream/water mixture stirring constantly. Add in chicken broth still stirring.  Let simmer for 20-25 minutes to let the soup thicken up.
Add in broccoli and cook over low heat for an additional 20-25 minutes to continue to thicken soup as well as cook and soften the broccoli.
Sample and add salt and pepper to taste.
Cut 8 oz. Velveeta into cubes and drop into soup and stir until melted.  Add in sharp cheddar and stir until blended.


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  1. 1

    This sounds so yummy! I've been thinking about making some broc & cheese soup & I'll think I'll try your recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2

    yum!!! I love a good cheesy broccoli soup!
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    Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says:

    I made a version of this-without velveeta and added some rice. IT was rather good. Come over and link to my Must Try Mondays :).

  4. 4

    This looks great. I've never had broccoli soup, but you're making me want to try it!

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    Nicole Pyles says:

    Wow – I have always wondered how broccoli cheddar soup was made. That looks great!!

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    This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing. This may be dinner tonight.

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    gifts for men says:

    Yummy and so testy you cook. I have 't enough words to say about this delicious dishes. Can 't wait to make one for my today 's lunch. Hope my family will like some different test.

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    Malinda Jane Sieg says:

    Okay, I'm drooling now… Everything you make looks so Delicious! You've convinced me to add you to the list of blogs I'm following. Thanks!-malinda

  10. 10

    Coming over from TT&J… Your soup looks delicious…. I am going to have to try this… We love CREAMY, CHEESY and Broccoli so this is a WINNER!!!

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    rebekahdawn says:

    Yum, this looks DELISH!

  12. 12

    These look great – perfect for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it.
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  13. 13

    Best soup I have ever had!!! Love it

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    Made this soup tonight. It was amazing!

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    Broccoli Cheddar is my favorite go to soup. I can't wait to try your recipe out!

  16. 16

    I made the Broccoli Cheddar Soup today, and mine came out rather soupy. It is not thick by any means ! And not really cheesy. Any suggestions ??

  17. 17

    Best Broc & Cheese soup I have had and it was super easy to make!

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    Do you have to use velveeta? Can I sub a different cheese? Just wondering – not a big velveeta person at all.

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    Broccoli cheese soup is my all time favorite soup, and Panera Bread makes it hard for anyone to complete. But I must say, this recipe has proved to be just as good as Panera’s soup!! Thanks for sharing this incredible recipe-it made for a wonderful raining evening in your homemade bread bowls!

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    The broccoli soup was delicious! Tried the same base and added frozen hash browns instead of broccoli – it was a hit too.

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    This was very good in homemade bread bowls. I made it with 12oz evaporated milk and 6.5 cups vegetable broth for the liquids (instead of the cream, water, and chicken broth). I also used 20 oz of fresh broccoli instead of the frozen. Thank you for the recipe!