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Best-Ever Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Creamy, comforting broccoli cheese soup is simple to make and hits the spot on a cold evening, but you may find yourself making this crowd-pleaser year-round! Keep it in mind for office lunches, too. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 1/2 onion (large)
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 stalks celery (medium)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 12 oz. broccoli florets (4 to 5 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (for vegetables)
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 tsp. salt (for soup)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper (for soup)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (use orange cheddar, 2 cups is 8 oz.)
  • fresh parsley (minced, for serving)
  • salt (optional, for serving)
  • freshly ground black pepper (optional, for serving)
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    Calories310Calories from Fat180
    Total Fat20g31%
    Saturated Fat12g60%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat180
    Total Carbohydrate17g6%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A100%
    Vitamin C90%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User 11 days ago
    pretty good. i added red bell pepper and some smoked paprika, gave it a whirl with my immersion blender.
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    Really yummy I added some chicken to it and it was delicious
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    Amazing. Very well balanced
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    This was amazing!!! I did make some small changes. I added a cup of Kale, an extra bit of garlic and since I was using low fat milk I added an extra cup, some parsley and crispy bacon on top and blended mine with a hand mixed so it was smoother.😋
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    I was pleasantly pleased with how great this turned out. It is a quick, delicious soup on a cold day.
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    I made it exactly like the recipe described. Super delicious. Well seasoned, even though there wasn’t anything besides salt and pepper. With the exception of the fourth cup flour, it is Keto friendly. Wonderful and hearty on a chilly day.
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    Super delicious. I didnt have enough cheese so I did a third cheddar cheese and a quarter of Parmesan cheese. I will definitely be making this again and doing the same thing with the cheese :)
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    Tastes so good and was so easy. I’ll probably leave the celery out next time
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    Great! Fast and easy
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    sounds great!!! I will definitely make..adding some fresh tarragon, it's a game changer!!
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    Fantastic, tasty and fresh!
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    Awesome... Put it in a bread! Delicious
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    I had to add three times and cheese and it still wasn’t that good…probably wouldn’t make again
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    best soup i ever made! super easy and so cheesy! love it,
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    Great! I will make it again
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    Good, I wouldn’t be upset about making it again, but it’s missing something… can’t put my finger on it
    Yummly User 10 months ago
    My boyfriend who doesn't really like broccoli, could actually eat this.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Excellent soup! The family loved it, there were no leftovers😋
    Yummly User a year ago
    It tasted amazing and was quick to make! I added extra cheese so it wasn't so watery.
    Yummly User a year ago
    My whole family loved it, even my toddler! Make sure you mince the veggies to help thinken the soup also I added some Italian seasoning when I added the chicken broth and milk. So yummy!
    Yummly User a year ago
    I would add a little more cheese to thicken it up but it was sooo yummy.
    Yummly User a year ago
    its good but a little watery. other than that its a pretty good soup 😋
    Yummly User a year ago
    Easy instructions does only take 30 min to have great soups on a cold wintery day
    Yummly User a year ago
    Wow, loved this. I will make it again. We thought about dicing up some potatoes into it too.
    Yummly User a year ago
    The recipe waa simple and easy. The flavor is wonderful.
    Yummly User a year ago
    It turned out very well. I unfortunately skimped on the quality of cheese. My fault on that one.
    Yummly User a year ago
    It was really tasty!! Half of my family really liked it. My mother, who is the cook in our family, said it might be better if it is all blended together but I enjoyed it as is!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Yum! Could have used more zip, but the flavor and texture were wonderful. I used half sharp cheddar and half Velveeta, so it was super smooth and creamy.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Super yummy!! Definitely will make it again, if you like it more on the cheesy side then definitely add more cheese but if not then it’s perfect.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    This soup is easy to make and is absolutely delicious!!!