Ultimate Broccoli Cheese Soup

"This soup is unbelievably delicious!! I have yet to find another recipe for broccoli cheese soup that is better than this one! Give it a try!"
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  • Saute onion in butter. Set aside.
  • Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half-and-half (this is called making a roux). Add the chicken broth whisking all the time. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat till veggies are tender for 20-25 minutes. Add salt and pepper. The soup should be thickened by now.
  • Pour in batches into osterizer (blender) and puree.
  • Return to pot over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in the nutmeg.
  • This soup can be easily doubled.

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  1. newmama
    Nice and easy soup. Reminds me of panera's recipe. I made a few changes- using 1 qt chicken stock, 1 cup half and half, 2 cups milk, 1 lb broccoli but kept the carrot and cheese the same. I chopped the broccoli fine so I only put about 3 cups in the food processor and left the rest chunky. Thanks!
  2. amystendal
    I made this following the recipe other than subbing veggie stock for chicken since I'm vegetarian. I thought it was delicious! My 15 year old can't get enough of it and that is saying something! yes, it was thick, but, as soon as you reheat it thinned out. I did add smidge of milk one time and that worked well to thin it out.
  3. Marvene F.
    I was really disappointed in this recipe..you could stand a spoon up in it it was so thick...and it needed more broccoli and cheese...just bland..my son agreed. AND..I followed the instructions to a "T".
  4. morrell1970_10094810
    Great! This is the best broccoli cheese soup I've ever made. I will use this recipe from now on.
  5. PaulaDC
    This recipe does well with 1 pound of broccoli. I made my own chicken stock which had salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Everything else was straight from the recipe. I had never tried making this soup even tho I love it. My Mom said it was better than the best she had ever tasted. I concur.


  1. Mary H.
    Used some smoked gouda too...yum! Adds so much flavor!
  2. Marvene F.
    I had to add more broth to thin it out and more broccoli


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