Wisconsin Broccoli-Cheddar Cheese Soup

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add flour; cook and stir 30 seconds or until bubbly.
  3. Add milk, salt, mustard, and cayenne pepper; bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Add broccoli and red pepper; return to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add cheese; stir over low heat just until cheese melts (do not boil).
  7. Ladle into four soup bowls; top with chives.
Most Helpful

Outstanding! I was searching for a "cozy" soup and this was it. Thanx for sharing such a great soup.

Steven L. November 25, 2001

I made this according to the directions, but after a bowlful, I agree with Savvy Selwal. This soup needs about 1/4 to 1/2 C of finely chopped onion. Otherwise, this is a very satisfying soup. Thanks for sharing!

Chris Reynolds January 21, 2008

My bf LOVED this soup and he hates broccoli. I can't tell you how many times he told me how good it was while he was eating it. I did add a little to it. Sauteed about 1/2 cup of diced onion before adding the flour. Used cayenne, garlic powder, and hot paprika. Added a small can of hot green chilis and used Cabot's seriously sharp white cheddar (about 4 oz), 4 oz of reg sharp cheddar and about 6 oz of Velveeta. As well as added a chicken bullion cube. Will definitely make again.

gingerly88 August 16, 2012