• 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion (small, diced)
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (preferably sharp or extra sharp)
  • 1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 3 cups broccoli (chopped, lightly steamed or blanched)
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NutritionView more



Calories500Calories from Fat300
Total Fat33g51%
Saturated Fat20g100%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat300
Total Carbohydrate25g8%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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


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Gilmore 8 hours ago
Great, we liked it, easy to make
Kim Z. A day ago
turned out great! couldnt get my cheese to melt 100% completely but it was delicious!
Tygress 16 days ago
I didnt have swiss so i added more sharp cheddar and it was so good! And such a simple recipe even i didnt screw it up and thats saying a lot! Lol
Dreher Dysert 20 days ago
It was ok, not great. Made too small a portion.
Sheron C. 15 Jun
Delish! The Swiss cheese a nice twist.
creamy and healthy yrt tounge pleasing
Delicious! Super easy and a great comfort food
Bonnie F. 3 Mar
Gravest broccoli soup
It was great! I added shredded carrots to give it the Panera Bread feel.
Maria R. 19 Jan
Easy to prepare and delicious. The Swiss cheese enhances the flavor.
Rachel Z. 12 Dec 2017
It turned out pretty good. Nice and cheesy.
Heather H. 26 Nov 2017
Tasty! I used vegetable broth as that is what I had on hand. I also added two cloves of minced garlic when softening the onions. Easy and simple but full of flavor! Even my picky 5 year old daughter loved it! I’ll be making a double batch next time.
Kathleen A. 20 Nov 2017
Wonderful easy and tasty
Belinda Mercado 10 Nov 2017
Great flavor...will definitely make it again!
Patrice B. 6 Nov 2017
This is a good base recipe. It came together in about 30 minutes with everything being warm when combined. I added a few carrots into the chicken stock with the onions and some frozen spinach in with the broccoli. Next time, I’ll keep the additional veggies, but might add some minced garlic to the stock, as salt and pepper weren’t quite enough flavor for me. If you’ve never made a broccoli cheese soup before, this is a good first recipe to try!
Carly S. 25 Oct 2017
My kids are super picky eaters and all 3 ate this up like it was nobodies business!!! We dip some bread in the soup too, so good! I'm not much of a chef so I struggle to juggle all of the steps but other than that its super easy to make, really tasty and doesn't require a bunch of odd ingredients.
Michelle Kasperek 15 Oct 2017
its great just added some chicken. voala perfecto. my 8 year old even liked it so it has to be good right.
Ricardo M. 5 Oct 2017
Sure will make it again.
Melissa 5 Oct 2017
Found this recipe to be quite easy. I added a little bit more of the cheese because I’m cheese lover lol. This goes well with some French bread.
Seana H. 17 Sep 2017
This soup was great and easy! I added Havarti instead and was delicious!
Angela L. 15 Jul 2017
Delicious! Just the right consistency of the soup I like ! Not to thick and not broth! Very creamy and cheesey
so easy and tasty and healthy too
Bevin I. 25 May 2017
Very good flavor but not as thick as I was hoping for. I doubled the recipe so maybe that had something to do with it. I also only used 1/2 of a med/lg white onion and that was plenty! I have made this recipe before and will make it again!
👌❤️😁 4 May 2017
Super yummy and super easygoing make on those cold days you feel under the weather. My new favorite.
Bethany Kremer 25 Jan 2017
This soup is so yummy!! I made a few changes. I used half the amount of onion, white pepper instead of black, all sharp cheddar cheese and added ham and bacon. Its so flavorful and perfect for a cold winter day.
Melissa B. 21 Dec 2016
second time making this soup and it came out much better this time around! we couldn't get enough of it. They key is using a small white onion or half a large one, extra sharp cheddar, and the right size saucepots. I only had extra sharp cheddar on me and used for the whole 1 3/4 cups cheese.
good and quick. there are no instructions on how to do cook the brocoli, i had to google it. the taste was good, except it tasted too much like onions. Also be careful when mixing the flour and butter, it doesnt disolve very well.
Kylie M. 12 Jun 2016
First time making this recipe and it was so easy. I added shredded Jalapeno cheese as well as it gave it a nice bite to it without being overly spicy. I ended up having to add more milk to make a thinner consistency. Really wonderful recipe and I will be making it again!
Silvia C. 15 Apr 2016
This is the first broccoli cheddar soup that I have made. As far as I can tell it was a success. My kids loved it! I used low-fat milk but I have heard that if you want a richer soup you can use whole milk or half and half. I used sharp cheddar cheese and Colby Jack.
Sam S. 25 Feb 2016
My first few times making this were a disaster, so you really need to follow the directions clearly! Other than that, the soup tastes amazing! I highly recommend it. I usually pair it with a baguette and a salad, and it's a great lunch or dinner.