Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
2 qt

This easy homemade broccoli and cheese soup features the convenience of frozen broccoli, packaged croutons, and on-hand staples such as flour, milk, chicken broth and cheese.    

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring to make a paste, for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in broth and then bring to a boil. Add broccoli and cook, stirring often until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Using a blender, puree broccoli mixture in batches. Transfer batches to a large bowl. Return puree to saucepan, place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Gradually whisk in milk and 1 cup cheese. Ladle soup into bowls. Top each serving with croutons and a sprinkling of remaining cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

JoyfulCook's Review

Mattie Mabel
February 13, 2015
This recipe is very easy and fast to prepare! I used sharp cheddar and added salt & pepper, but the soup was still rather bland. My family appreciated my effort, but they did not relish this dish. I will look for another broccoli-cheese soup recipe with more flavor.

saved2serve's Review

January 28, 2014
I didn't find this had much flavor - I used mild cheddar cheese, though. Maybe the sharp cheese makes a big difference.

charoulli's Review

March 11, 2012
This tasted amazing, and wasn't hard to make at all! I used fresh broccoli (that's what I had on hand). Came out great! Making this again.

user's Review

March 19, 2010
I used the left over stalk parts of the broccoli that I peel and freeze to make this soup. I thought this was a fine soup. The recipe violates one of my main recipe pet peeves though. It didn't define the serving size. I used a recipe calc and think this recipe makes six servings which is about a 2 cup serving.

Mattie Mabel's Review

December 22, 2009
Easy to make and tastes exactly the way we like it. Will make again.

CalgaryB6's Review

August 22, 2009