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Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Recipe Name: 
Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup
Picture: 
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Description: 

Flavorful, creamy, cheesy broccoli soup with onions, pepper, and garlic

Yield: 

4-6 servings

Ingredients: 

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 onion, chopped
2 large heads broccoli (about 14 ounces, fresh)
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
12-16 ounces American/processed cheese, cubed
salt, to taste (at least 1 teaspoon!)

Instructions: 

1. In large stock pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook and stir until onion is tender.

2. Wash and trim ends of broccoli and then chop broccoli (including stems). Add broccoli and chicken broth to pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer until broccoli is tender, about 10-15 minutes.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, cornstarch, pepper, and garlic salt. Add to boiling broccoli mixture, stirring until thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

4. Reduce heat to low-medium low and stir in cheese until melted. Add salt to taste (important!).

 

Broccoli cheese soup

 

Additional Notes: 

When I'm out of American cheese, I just use shredded cheddar and stir until melted. It's not as creamy, but it's still yummy! :)

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Preparation Time: 

10-15 minutes

Cooking Time: 

30 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a really good but very simple cream of broccoli soup. The soup is (I think) the perfect thickness: creamy but not pasty. It has a great flavor and is a good balance of cheesiness and broccoli-ness. :) It's easy to make and is a delightful appetizer or complement to a lunch salad or sandwich. My rating: 10/10

Average vote based on 17 reviews.
9.8
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User Reviews
10
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Broccoli Cheese Soup

It looks very tasty and looks like the very recipe I need, but is it neccessary to add butter?



10
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Broccoli Cheese Soup (A Keeper)

I made this last night and it was AWESOME!



10
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Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

I made this and just loved it. My 16 year old hates most soups but ate it and loved it too. I added 3 slices of processed kraft cheese and some shredded chedder cheese and it was so yummy! I give this a 10



10
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Broccoli Cheese Soup

I have made this soup and it is absolutely amazing. I shredded the cheese and put it back on the stove just long enough to let it melt. I also pureed the rest beforehand. My husband claims he does not like cheese and didn't even know it was added. He just loved it. It is definitely a keeper.



10
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Very Good!

Tis soup was amazing! The only thing is that next time I will put less pepper, but otherwise it was good. "My Kids" love it. With in a few hours it was gone next time I need to make a bigger pot.
Thank you Tammy



10
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10

The only thing I changed in the recipe was the cheese.I had some jars of Ragu cheese sauce I bought awhile back and wanted to use up.I put the whole jar in.It was really good.Dh said it was good,VERY filling with one bowl and said he was so stuffed and got up and got another 1/2 bowl of it ha ha!I watched and laughed.So if he could rate it I know it would be a 10+.Thanks :)



10
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Wonderful

This was a big hit at my house. My kids gobbled it down, and my husband, who isn't normally a soup fan, had two servings. I used Velveeta, because that's what I had in the fridge, and it was spectacular. This recipe may actually get its own place on my menu rotation.



10
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Delicious!!!

I made this tonight and my children and I loved it! DH is not a broccoli fan so he would not touch it, but I thought it was just about perfect! Best soup I have had for sometime and the really great thing is, this soup is so easy to make!!! I have tried other broccoli soups that needed to be blended and whatever...who has time for that. This was perfect!!! I will make it again, and again! I am going to freeze the rest of it to see how it freezes, but I suspect it will be fine.



10
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Perfect soup!

This is the best broccoli and cheese soup I've ever tasted! I doubled this for our family and cutting all that broccoli was tedious. But that certainly won't stop me from making it again!



10
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Rave Reviews from the Baby Shower...

I made this once before actually taking it to the shower and I loved it, and so did my husband!Last night was the shower and I now have to print off 6 copies of this recipe for everyone, needless to say, it was a big hit! Thanks for the recipe, I'm sure I'll be making it many more times to come!



9
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Satisfying and filling

This is so easy! It tastes like you went and got take out!! I only used 12 ounces of American cheese and that was good for us. I will chop my broccoli a bit smaller next time. This is not a real heavy soup but is very satisfying and filling by itself. We enjoyed it best with crackers. Thanks for another keeper Tammy!



7
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Broccoli Cheese Soup

We liked this soup! I think it needed some more flavor but maybe that's just because my chicken broth wasn't the most flavorful ever. I hate to knock the rating down so much, but if 5 is average, 7 is well above average, which I think this soup is.



10
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Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is the best broccoli soup I've ever tasted. It's not heavy like many cream soups, but it's filling nonetheless. It's very, very good.



10
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Perfect broccoli cheese soup recipe

I just love this soup! I make it exactly the same every time because I think it's just soooo good!! :)



10
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Very good!

I made this soup a couple weeks ago for my parents and I...it was a very yummy lunch...far better than the broccoli and cheese soup recipe I've used in the past!



10
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VERY good!

My family loved this soup. My husband even asked me where I got the recipe. :)



10
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Delicious and So Easy!

I love Broccoli Cheese soup and was so excited when I found this recipe! I made it for dinner tonight and it was very good. My husband and son who aren't big broccoli fans liked it too. I didn't have cornstarch and substitued with 2/3 cup flour, it got a little thick, maybe too much flour, just added a little more milk until it was just right for me. I didn't have fresh broccoli so just thawed out some frozen. Thanks Tammy for all the great recipes and tips. I will be making this one again!