Total Time
33 Mins
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

Rival to many restaurants, this classic broccoli and cheese bowl can easily be made at home in a speedy 30-minutes; which means now you don’t have to eat out to get your favorite dish fix. Light processed cheese melts beautifully, giving this quick soup a smooth texture and mild flavor. So, if you get too busy to go out, try to make this easy copycat recipe at home that tastes just as good as the real thing, if not better!

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add broth and broccoli. Bring broccoli mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 minutes.

Step 2

Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add milk mixture to broccoli mixture. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in pepper. Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until cheese melts.

Step 3

Place one-third of the soup in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Return pureed soup mixture to pan.

Ratings & Reviews

CarrieLMB's Review

June 02, 2013
Nice, easy, basic recipe. 5 WW Pts

carolfitz's Review

March 02, 2015
Was thinking about making the new version from the March 2015 issue, but decided to stick with the one I know & like. We make to recipe using fresh broccoli & 3 cloves garlic, all else the same. Excellent, reliable results.

KeelilHurley's Review

May 06, 2014
This soup is outstanding! You have to use Velveeta cheese (I know it sounds gross) but it makes the soup. I always use frozen chopped brocolli and put in about 1.5 bags. Add more chicken broth and always more cheese than called for. Extra sea salt or kosher and lost of fresh ground pepper. No need for immersion blender or anything else. Everyone loves it and always ask for the recipe.

girlasaurusrex's Review

February 13, 2014
I modified this recipe a bit and it was FABULOUS! First, chop up and cook about 1/4 pound bacon in the bottom of the soup pot. Then take the bacon out, but keep about half the bacon grease in the bottom of the pan & cook the onions & garlic in that. Follow the recipe from there (I used regular Velveeta & chicken broth instead of the low fat/cal stuff), add the bacon back in when you add the cheese. SO easy and delicious! Seriously though. BACON.


October 22, 2015
Delicious and easy! I used shredded cheese instead of processed cheese and it tasted terrific.


January 30, 2018
I only had 1% milk and regular Velveeta, and it turned out nicely. I think I blended more than 1/3 and maybe didn't allow quite as much time as I would have liked for it to thicken, because it was just a LIIIIITTLE watery, but the flavors were there. I will blend less next time.

London1's Review

September 24, 2010
I am not a fan of Velveeta so I used a blend of shredded cheeses (Cheddar & Mozzarella) and added some cream cheese. Used 1% milk instead of 2%. Recipe was very good and easy to make.

KellyS08's Review

January 07, 2009
It was terrific and very easy to make. I cut out 1/2 cup milk though to make it a little creamier. I processed all the broccoli too, and the soup came out looking really good.

SoCalledJay's Review

January 27, 2010
I love this soup! I've been making this for awhile and everyone at home loves it. One thing different i do is add carrots. Make sure you boil the carrots atleast 3/4 of the way before you add the broccoli mixture because they take longer to cook. And you might want to double the recipe. It is that good.

rmiller415's Review

October 06, 2009
Fantastic! Made as directed. Used my immersion blender instead of a regular one. Picky husband loved it!