Broccoli Cheddar Soup

30-minute recipe
30-minute recipe
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4 tbsp Butter
½ Onion medium, diced
2 cloves Garlic minced
4 tbsp All-purpose flour
2 cups Chicken stock low-sodium, or vegetable stock
½ tsp Kosher Salt or more to taste
¼ tsp Black pepper
¼ tsp Ground paprika
3 cups Broccoli florets or 1 large head, cut into small pieces
1 Carrots large, julienned or shredded
2 cups Half-and-half or milk or light or heavy cream
8 oz Cheddar cheese grated, or 2 cups

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Looking for a delicious and satisfying soup recipe? Try this Broccoli Cheddar Soup! With just a few simple ingredients and a short cooking time, this soup delivers the biggest flavor a soup can offer. If you love Panera cheese broccoli soup, now you can easily make it at home and save a little money. Bonus? It’s even better than Panera!

Here’s how to make restaurant-style soup at home: Start with the onions. Sauté the onions in melted butter until softened and lightly golden, then add the minced garlic and cook for another minute. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden. Next, pour in the chicken stock and add the broccoli florets, carrots, paprika, salt and black pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the broccoli and carrots are cooked through. Finally, add half & half and grated Cheddar and simmer for another minute. Serve with toasted crusty bread, and enjoy!

To make the Broccoli Cheddar Soup, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Sauté onions


In a Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat, melt 4 tablespoons butter and add ½ a diced onion. Sauté, stirring occasionally, about 3-4 minutes or until softened and lightly golden.


Add garlic


Add 2 minced garlic cloves and cook for another minute.


Add flour


Add 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour and whisk for 1-2 minutes or until golden in color.


Add stock, broccoli, carrots, and seasoning


Gently pour in 2 cups chicken stock and add 3 cups broccoli florets, 1 grated carrot, ½ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, and ¼ teaspoon paprika and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the soup for 15 minutes or until the broccoli and carrots are cooked through.


Add half & half and cheese


Stir in 2 cups half & half and 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese and simmer for another minute or until the cheese has melted. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.



Serve with toasted crusty bread, and enjoy!

This satisfying Broccoli Cheddar Soup is easy to make with a few simple ingredients and only 30 minutes cooking time. Creamy and cheesy, this soup is just amazing. Made it? Let us know! Share a photo with us on Instagram by tagging @cookmerecipes and using the hashtag #cookmerecipes! We love seeing what you’ve made!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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I’m not a huge fan of the cold, but on the plus side it is soup season! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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