Reviews for Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Great tasting soup and easy to make.
I made this for a family brunch. It was pretty good. I changed a few things per reviewers suggestion. I used 5oz velvetta and about 3oz shredded sharp cheddar. I used fresh broccoli and steamed it before I added it to the soup. I didn't puree at any point. It fell apart enough on it's own after the steaming. Next time I'll try some better than boullion or poultry seasoning to give it that little extra flavor. It's definitely worth of lunch with some sandwiches.
I thought this recipe was really easy and pretty good. I didn't really taste a lot of cheese flavor though, it more reminded me of a cream of broccoli soup. Next time I make this I am going to add some extra sharp cheddar per other reviewers' suggestions to liven it up.
Made this soup for Dinner last night. Paired with a Baked potato...it was very good, followed the recipe to a T, but had to add a bit more flour than 1/3 cup; Maybe it was b/c I used Lactose Free Milk?...idk, but overall very tasty!!!!!!..can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch today!!!..YUM!!
Made this dish because my picky husband was craving broccoli cheese soup. It was a hit, he loved it and request that I make it more often. I added shredded cheese to the soup
The soup was a bit too this! I would just chop the brocoli before starting, and skip the blender step.
Unbelievably good and easy to make. I used fresh broccoli. Only change I made to the recipe was to add about 1/3 cup of grated sharp cheddar along with the Velveeta for a richer flavor. I used 1% milk and veg. stock (made with Better than Bullion, a fantastic product.) I blended 1/3 of the soup as the recipe suggests, leaving plenty of chunks. Served with homemade croutons. The whole family devoured it.
Excellent and one serving is 4 points for Weight Watchers AND I also used skim milk rather than low fat.
The VERY best broccoli soup I have ever had!! I've made it several times now and love sharing it with a sick friend. Always get rave reports! YUMMO!
Like other reviewers, I added sharp cheddar cheese but I didn't blend it. It was thick, creamy, and delicious. My husband ate three bowls full!
This was "souper" yummy! I made it exactly as it says only adding shredded cheese on the top at the end. Served with sourdough bread and a fresh side salad.
This was a really good soup. My little girls enjoyed it too. I did modify it a bit. Used leftover steamed broccoli and left some out until after the puree to add some chunks, sauteed garlic and onions in a little bit of olive oil and garlic and used grated cheddar instead of the process cheese. We had this for our soup and sandwich night and had smoked turkey, brie and cranberry paninis with it. I've been looking for a good broccoli cheese soup and I'll be adding it to my soup recipes.
This was good. I didn't puree the broccoli because I like chunks of it. I did use a little more pepper and 1/4 tsp of sea salt. I also took advice from other reviews about adding other cheeses, so i added 6 oz of cheddar. my kids loved it too!!!! will make again.
Great starting point for a great soup. I followed most of the recipe. I pureed the broccoli before I added milk and flour, and when it came time to add the cheese, I added more than recipe called for. I had read the reviews, so I split, Velveeta and real shredded cheddar. I'm sure by the time I was done making this soup, nobody would call it "light" however I'm confident it's a lot lighter than anything you would purchase at a restaurant!
I gave it 4 stars because it was good not amazing. I think its because i used cornstarch instead of flour and it didn't get that thickness. I would make again. I followed some of the reviewer suggestions. added some cheddar in the soup and on top. For my "meat loving" boyfriend, Added crumbled bacon on top.
Incredible. My first recipe using broccoli and it was amazing. Very creamy and tasty. And really easy to do.
Fantastic! Made as directed. Used my immersion blender instead of a regular one. Picky husband loved it!
This soup is bland. I used sharp cheddar instead of velveeta but otherwise followed the recipe to a tee. Now I am trying to think of how to save it otherwise I'll probably end up dumping it out.
Made this for our first really cold day of fall and it was perfect! I added chicken since I had it which helped make it the great one dish meal. I also served it in a bread bowl since my husband loves those! Topped it off which fresh grated cheddar! Yummy!
Cooked it by the recipe and topped with cheddar cheese. Very good and easy to make.
Followed others recommendation and used about 5oz of Velveeta and 3oz of a spicy cheddar. Also, instead of frozen broccoli, I used fresh broccoflower... a hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower. Delicious! Also, I added about a 1/4t of poultry seasoning- the secret ingredient in my mom's cheddar potato soup. This really puts the finishing touch on any soup of this genre!
A very good recipe that freezes well. I followed the recipe exactly and it definitely tasted too processed, so I added 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar to each bowl when reheating as leftovers.
This soup is outstanding, although I did make three changes: used Hoffman's super sharp cheese, which is processed but more tasty and less rubbery than Velveeta, used 1/2 as much cornstarch instead of flour to avoid floury taste, and added some chipotle garlic hot sauce. I pureed about 1/3 in order to leave some pieces of broc for texture. Served with a marinated kidney bean and vegetable salad and some cheese -cornmeal muffins.
Made this last night for dinner. I used 2% lactaid milk and regular Velvetta cheese, no light in the store. Didn't blend the soup as I like the pieces of brocoli. Served with sourdough bread and butter. Excellent soup and so easy. A definite repeat.
wonderful recipe--not too chunky, not too smooth. Fast and easy.
I made this lastnight for my boyfriend who LOVED it and I brought the leftovers in for a few coworkers. Everyone asked for the recipe. It was really good. I actually put most of the broccoli in the food processor to break it up and did that before adding the milk mixture. I used skim milk, instead of 2%, but added a little extra cheese. I am definitely making this again!!
This soup was rich and delicious. I used my immersion blender for easier cleanup. I will definitely be making this again!
Hit the spot on a cold night. I used the full 8 oz of Velveeta but added a handful of shredded cheddar. Next time I'll use less processed with more real cheese. I also added some spare shallots I had (shallots always make things tastier).
Okay, I should have read the reviews more closely. This tasted like broccoli soup out of a Kraft blue box...very processed. Next time, I will use at least some real cheese. The processed flavor from the velveeta was a bit of a turn off. Other than that, the soup was okay. I ate it and will eat the rest of the batch, but will make changes next time.
Great! I used 4 cloves garlic and added 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. I served it topped with more cheese and with fresh bacon bits. My husband and his buddy went in for thirds!
I like this soup and have a similar one that adds about 5 oz of jalepeno jack (in place of some of the plain processed chesse) a quarter tsp of allspice and 3 stalks of celery. I also make it with cauliflower instead of the broccoli. A change up for when you get tired of broccoli.
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.
Very easy to make and yummy.
This soup was really yummy. I put the broccoli in the food processor before adding it to the soup, and found that I didn't need to blend/process the soup at the end because of this. We wish it would have been cheesier, and might add more Velveeta next time. But it was yummy, and we'll make it again for sure.
This is sooo yummy! I made it just as the recipe says. I think next time I'll add some sharper cheese, but it's still good with the Velveeta. It took longer than the recipe says, but it was still really good. I used an imersion blender on it. and it worked great.
Very easy and wonderfully tastey. I added little bit more water to cover the broccoli -- I probably would try to have more broccoli florets next time, just because I love the chunkier style. My five year old loved it -- but she's a broccoli lover, so we have an advantage.
Very easy. I also tweeked this a little. Insted of the Velvetta, I used low fat sharp cheddar and also added celery and carrot with the onion. Rave reviews.
Everyone in the family loved this soup. It was easy to prepare. Even though the directions didn't recommend chopping the broccoli, we did. I doubled the recipe and it still turned out great even though I was a little short on the broccoli. I had a bag of pre-shredded low fat cheeses (a blend of chedder, mozzerella and parmesan) and again I was short so I also added regular sharp cheddar to make up the rest. I didn't have 2% milk, used non-fat instead. I used an emersion blender to puree it partially. Great receipe.
Boy, I'll read the reviews from now on. I made this as written and found it to be bland as well. I'd definitely add tastier cheese next time.
Delicious! I made this for with sharp cheddar and a touch of Pecorino Romano instead of the Velveeta, and added four garlic cloves instead of two. Friends loved it.
I am NOT a fan a fake cheese. But I must admit, I loved this soup. It was fantastic, perfect for a cold almost-winter day.
Very good, I have never really made soup and this was my first attempt. Turned out very good, hubby enjoyed and so did I. Served with foccacia to dip. The only exception to this recipe was that I lacked about 1/4 cup of chicken broth so I sub-ed beef consume (because that is what I had). It gave it a little more depth. I used a submersion blender to blend it and it worked great. I think I may cook the onions a little more but this is a good, solid, easy recipe. How can you go wrong?
Great. As others have mentioned a slight improvement would be to add some sharp cheese to spice it up. Otherwise one of the best recipes I've tried from the site.
Excellent soup!! My Fiance raved about it! Will put this into my regular rotation. I served it with the twice baked spinach potato from this website. The only change was to use low-fat cheddar cheese block instead of velveeta.
Made this soup for some friends to watch the football game. Substituted low-fat milk because that was all I had. Also added some red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. Everyone liked it and will make again.
I made this soup on a rainy day. My boyfriend and his friends loved this soup. I heated up a loaf of Sourdough bread which was a great add to the soup! YUM!
I made this soup today for the first time and I just love it! I made it with skim milk and it was still creamy and delicious! Definitely a good fast dinner for any day of the week!