Heavenly and Hearty Cream of Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Posted on November 10, 2017 in Recipes

It finally snowed last night, enough to stay on the ground (we had a brief snowfall on Halloween day, but it was gone within an hour!) My kids are thrilled, they were so excited to get outside to the bus this morning – I, however, was not. OH MY GOSH, IT’S COLD!

What better time to share this delicious soup with you all than on a day where soup is much needed after a nice cold snowfall. Warm up with a delicious bowl of Cheddar and Broccoli soup, and if you are heading outside be sure to bundle up!

If you are a fan of homemade soups (who isn’t?) then this is a quick and easy soup you may just want to add to your rotation! I haven’t always been a big soup lover,  always thought soup was just something you ate growing up while feeling sick – but of course, as I grew up that all changed. I started to like making my soups, to my liking and eating them during the cold weather months. Nothing warms you up like a delicious hot bowl of hearty soup!

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups milk
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • two tsp salt
  • two tsp pepper
  • 5 – 8 cups shredded old cheddar
  • two rough chopped broccoli crowns

Directions:

  1. In a large pot melt butter over medium-high heat
  2. Once butter is melted, stir in flour until mixed well
  3. Add salt, pepper and garlic
  4. Stir in broth and slowly add milk
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally
  6. Turn heat to low and stir in the cheese and broccoli
  7. Cover and let cook 30-40 minutes
  8. Enjoy!

I don’t know about you, but soup always makes these cold, damp days feel so much better. I could eat soup for lunch or dinner every day of the week during the winter and never get tired of it! Coming up with new and fun ideas for soups can be a bit tricky though especially for the kids.

My kids tend to be very picky when it comes to soup and would you believe it; only three would eat this soup! They don’t know what they are missing out on!

What is your favourite soup to enjoy on a nice cold winter day?

17 Comments

  • Reply Sab Edwards November 10, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I love a good broccoli soup but I tend to do mine in a blender and have gone through a few of those in my lifetime (I need to replace the one I have) I love looking at new recipes but severytime when people post ones with CANNED soup as an ingredient I pass by that recipe. I don’t buy canned soup and I can’t imagine tossing that into a recipe at all (no offense, but that’s my preference) I’ll always pick homemade over canned, but some people have never been raised with homemade meals so don’t know how much sodium and such is put into premade things

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh November 10, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Oh, now that looks like a cheesy soup full of goodness. I only eat broccoli three ways…in broccoli and beef, roasted, and in broccoli cheddar soup.

  • Reply Jessica November 10, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I attempted to make broccoli cheddar soup a few times, my son loves it! I want to try to make this recipe next time, it looks delicious!

  • Reply Jessica November 10, 2017 at 11:18 am

    I want to make this tonight1 It looks simple and so tasty, I think my family would love it!

  • Reply Kimberly Lewis November 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    This is one of my favorite kinds of soup! You are making me so hungry!

  • Reply Krystal Butherus November 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Soups are a great meal this time of year. We love broccoli/cheddar soup. We have to make this!

  • Reply Angela Tolsma November 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Oh temperature dropped last night but we haven’t had snow yet. I am not looking forward to it. Today wasn’t bad enough. I love broccoli cheddar soup but I have never made it before even though it’s always been on my list. It’s a fantastic fall favorite.

  • Reply Erica November 10, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    It’s already snowing in parts of the country? My gosh, that happened fast. The soup looks delicious. I adore broccoli. So I’ll check this recipe out!

  • Reply Karen Morse November 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve always loved the combination of broccoli and cheddar! This is really lovely, it’s perfect for lazy days especially this cold season. I like how easy it is to prepare and I’m sure it’s tasty too!

  • Reply Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com November 11, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Yum! This looks like the perfect soup for a cold winter night. I can’t wait to make it!!

  • Reply Jessica Joachim November 11, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    This looks so good! I love broccoli and cheese soup, but my husband does not so I never really make it. I think I may have to make it just for myself one night though since we are finally cooling off down here a bit.

  • Reply Roxanne November 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    This looks so good! Nothing better than a delicious hot soup in the North East during the winter.

  • Reply Carolyn November 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I love soup but my kids haven’t really discovered it yet. They like chili so I need to introduce a few new ones.

  • Reply Cindy Ingalls November 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Broccoli Cheddar soup is my all time favorite soup. I always order it whenever I go out, but I rarely make it at home. Now I have a new recipe to try and I can’t wait. I need me some cheesy goodness.

  • Reply Chelsea Damon November 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Broccoli cheddar soup is one of my favorites! Awesome to have a recipe I can cook at home instead of having to go out and get it/

  • Reply Morgan November 15, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I LOVE broccoli and cheddar soup, its my absolute fav. Put it in a bread bowl and I’m in heaven.

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus November 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I am a huge fan of homemade soups and as I am sick right now I love the sound of the cheddar and broccoli soup. Plus veggie, cream and soup? What more could you want in a hearty winter soup?

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