This easy broccoli cheese soup recipe makes a tasty comfort food that is perfect for cool days! Broccoli cheese soup is a popular family favorite that you can easily make in 20 to 30 minutes. It was one of the first recipes I made when I started cooking because it’s so easy and delicious and my husband loved it! We prefer the taste of American cheese, but if you prefer broccoli cheddar soup, you can simply use cheddar cheese.
You can find this recipe in our Dining On A Dime Cookbook on page 106.
Why spend so much for Panera broccoli cheddar soup, when you can easily make your own homemade broccoli soup for pennies?
This is such an easy broccoli soup recipe that even husbands and older kids and new cooks can make it! This would be a good recipe to use to teach your kids how to cook!
This broccoli cheese soup recipe is one of the first recipes I made when I started cooking. My husband and I used to eat it all the time when we were first married and broccoli cheese soup is still one of our favorite recipes!
This soup is so versatile, you can serve it with almost anything. We like to serve it with grilled ham and cheese sandwiches or as a main course served with a nice salad. And if you want to make it really fancy, you can serve the broccoli soup in mini bread bowls. If you do, wait to pour it into the bread until you’re ready to serve.
Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
2 1/2 cups broccoli, frozen*
1/4 cup onion, chopped or 1 tsp. onion powder
2 cups chicken broth
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
1/4-1/2 lb. cheese
1/4 cup bacon crumbled (optional)
In a saucepan combine broccoli, onion and chicken broth. Bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Add flour, garlic powder, onion powder (if using instead of onion), salt and pepper. Slowly stir in milk and add cheese. Cook, stirring constantly until cheese is melted. Do not boil.
Sprinkle bacon on top, if desired. Serves 6-8.
*You can use 2 1/2 cups fresh broccoli stems or flowers in bite size pieces instead, if you prefer. This broccoli soup recipe is a great way to use broccoli stems so they don’t go to waste.
We prefer the fresh frozen broccoli unless we’re using leftover broccoli because it is often fresher than what we buy in the produce section at the store and it’s usually cut into the perfect sized pieces so there’s less work in preparing it..
Broccoli Rice Soup Recipe
Add 2 cups of cooked rice to the broccoli soup.
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