broccoli cheddar soup recipe

Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe


Our Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a cozy, comforting recipe perfect for any day of the week. This soup is not only delicious but also packs a nutritious punch, featuring fresh broccoli and cheddar cheese. It’s an excellent way to enjoy a warm, hearty meal that’s both satisfying and health-conscious.

Recipe Details

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4-6


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Optional: crusty bread for serving


  1. Preparation (5 minutes): Prepare your vegetables by chopping the onion, mincing the garlic, julienned the carrot, and chopping the broccoli.
  2. Cooking the Aromatics (5 minutes, medium heat): In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until the onion becomes translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Adding Flour (2 minutes, medium-low heat): Sprinkle the flour over the onion mixture. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes to remove the raw flour taste.
  4. Incorporating Liquids (8 minutes, medium heat): Gradually add the chicken or vegetable broth, stirring constantly. Then add the half-and-half, continue stirring to combine everything smoothly.
  5. Simmering the Soup (20 minutes, low heat): Add the chopped broccoli and julienned carrot to the pot. Stir in the paprika, ground mustard, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender.
  6. Adding Cheese (3 minutes, low heat): Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted and well combined. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  7. Serving: Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot. Enjoy with crusty bread if desired.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 310
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 430mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used.

Enjoy this hearty, delicious Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup, perfect for warming up on a chilly day!

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