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Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. In a medium sized stock pot, over medium heat, combine soup mix and water, stirring constantly until well mixed.
  2. Add broccoli florets, partially cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes stirring often.
  3. Once broccoli is tender, place soup in a food processor or blender and puree. Once blended return soup mixture to stock pot, add milk and stir.
  4. Add cheese to soup mixture keeping 1/2 cup set aside. Stir soup until cheese is melted and then sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top of individual soup servings.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2008

Hi. I am the original poster of this recipe. I have since found Knorr cream of Potato soup to be a better choice. It is rich and thicker. I use 3 1/2 cups water and then at the end add 1/2 cup of 10% cream.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 04, 2007

I thought the flavor of this recipe was great, but the technique for preparation was horrible and the soup came out lumpy with gobs of cheese making the broccoli stick together in clumps, making it almost inedible. Next time I make this, I will do what I thought about doing and should have done in the first place, which is to make a kind of roux with all of the wet ingredients, then add the cheese in gradually until melted, adding the broccoli last. That's the way I've always made broccoli Cheddar soup in the past and it has never turned out so disastrously as the method in thes recipe! It makes for a much smoother texture all around.

Jan 04, 2004

Came out a little thinner than I wanted, so next time I will only use 3 c water- but SOOO delicious. I added a whole cup of milk instead of 1/2c. And used regular chicken buillion cubes instead of the cauliflower soup mix. Added salt and pepper and much extra cheese and this is delicious! Couldn't stop eating it!

Apr 12, 2008

This is awesome!! I added garlic, onion powder and red pepper flakes used frozen broccoli and used 3 cups chicken broth instead of water. It turned out great! I could not stop "tasting" it while it cooked!

Jan 28, 2006

My husband and I both loved this soup! I took other reviews into consideration and only used 3 cups of water and used some leftover potatoes to thicken. It was restaurant quality and I will definitely be making it again.

Nov 27, 2005

Very very good. I'd give it 5 stars except it was much too watery. I only used 3 cups of water instead of 4, and I realized as I was making that it would be too watery, so I doubled the amount of broccoli, but it was still too watery. I ended up adding some cornstarch to thicken it up. But overall, it was incredibly easy and tasted great. I didn't have (nor have I ever seen) cauliflower soup mix, so I used two chicken bullion cubes. Also, don't throw away your broccoli stalks for this recipe. They're very healthy and you won't even notice them when cooked all the way through.

Aug 29, 2002

This is a great recipie for busy working moms and dads. We love soup in our house, but don't have a lot of time to prepare fresh recipies! This recipie mixed well, had a great consistency, and a good overall taste. I added a few extra seasonings to the base. Overall, a great recipie!

Nov 11, 2007

excellent!!! i used frozed chopped broc instead of fresh, and i used chick broth for 1/2 of the water. i also added a bit of cornstarch to thicken.


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  • Calories
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 16.2 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 15.8 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 923 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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