Broccoli Cheese Soup

"My sister gave this recipe to me many years ago. It's become a family favorite. My kids request it often. I am not a big fan of Velveeta cheese, but it sure does work in this recipe! The soup is creamy and highly satisfying. Enjoy :-)"
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  • Put the first 7 ingredients into a large soup pot, on medium high heat.
  • Cook until the vegetables are tender - about 10-15 minutes - while you make the white sauce.
  • White Sauce:

  • In another pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Gradually add the flour and whisk - until blended. (Don't burn).
  • Stir in the milk and salt to the flour mixture and keep stirring until it gets thick and smooth. (I've never timed this step - I'm guessing it's about 10 minutes or so.).
  • Add the Velveeta and stir until blended. Make sure not to boil this mixture.
  • Now you can add this white sauce to the vegetable mixture.
  • Heat through and enjoy the comfort!

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  1. Lavender Lynn
    This soup made a great dinner for us tonight. The only thing we did differently was to use sharp cheddar and use 8 ounces. Part of us thought that 6 ounces would have been just right but I liked it with 8 ounces. This recipe is very easy to make and had a great flavor. This is as good as the best Broccoli Cheese soup I have eaten.
  2. pixiesmom
    Really yummy!! I used California Blend veggies instead of broccoli as that is what I had - I used 2 - 12 oz bags (because 1 bag wasn't enough broccoli)- I pulled the frozen carrots out and diced them like I did the potato. I mashed it a little with a potato masher when it was cooked before adding the cheese mixture. I used skim milk and only 1/2 of an onion.
  3. breezermom
    This soup is delicious and deserves all the great reviews. I did add 2 ounces more cheese....just couldn't help myself. I think this one is even better than Panera's. Made for Best of 2020 tag game!
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  4. DailyInspiration
    I would definitely give this soup more stars if I could. We had this soup for dinner last night and it was fabulous. Loved that it wasn't overly cheesy from the velveeta. Will certainly make this soup again. In fact, it's going into my Best of 2020 file. Made for For Your Consideration game tag.
  5. lazyme
    Yummy soup. I used frozen hash brown potatoes and fresh broccoli. This was so good on a cool fall day. Thanks for sharing, Kathy.


  1. weekend cooker
    I made some minor changes, instead of velveeta cheese, I used 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, left out the salt, and used fresh broccoli florets. With that being said, a very weel-rounded soup this ended up to be. Loved the potatoes in this, and made for a delightful soup, that was flavored and ingredient friendly. Served this along with recipe#456649#456649, and recipe#464282#464282 for a well rounded out dinner. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.
  2. lauralie41
    LifeIsGood I can see why your kids request this soup often, it is so good! I used matchstick carrots, cut the potato into small cubes, and used chicken stock instead of bouillon cubes. The whole milk made a lovely white sauce and I used extra Velveeta cheese. Think I might like this soup better than one of my favorite restaurants broccoli cheese soup. YUMMY!! Made and reviewed for KK's Chef's Pick Tag Game.
  3. French Tart
    Fabulous! I made this two days ago before I went to stay with a friend, and took the big pot with me for a casual lunch! I used cheddar cheese instead of velveeta as I cannot get velveeta in France. We all enjoyed it with French bread and the scores were 5's all round! Made for the Aussie Recipe Swap #34 and a real keeper, thanks LifeIsGood! FT:-)
  4. kittycatmom
    Fantastic soup! I did use chicken broth instead of bouillon cubes otherwise made as directed. Just delicious! Thank you LIG! I will be making this soup often! Made for KK Fall Cookathon.
  5. Sydney Mike
    I found this to be a very satisfying soup! I'm not a big fan of Velveeta cheese either, but did use it, although I did substitute a vegetable broth for the salt/bouillon/water combo! I also substituted 2% milk for whole milk & dropped the salt ingredient in the white sauce! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe cooking game]


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