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Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

A creamy and delicious broccoli cheese soup that won't get lumpy or clumpy. It is flavorful, easy to make, and comes together in under 20 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheddar soup, broccoli cheese soup, broccoli soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 695kcal
Author: Rachael


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 32 ounces frozen chopped broccoli
  • 4 cans chicken broth 14.5 ounces each
  • 32 ounces processed cheese cubed (Velveeta)
  • 2 cups milk or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water


  • In a dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook until softened about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in broccoli, and pour chicken broth over broccoli.
  • Simmer until broccoli is tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat, and stir in processed cheese cubes, and continue to stir until melted.
  • Turn heat to low, and stir in milk or half and half, garlic powder, and dry mustard.
  • Taste and adjust with seasonings to taste preference.
  • Thicken soup by combining water and corn starch in a small bowl, and stirring until cornstarch is dissolved. Slowly, stir mixture into soup; cook, stirring over low heat until thick.


To make with real cheddar cheese see instructions in post copy. 


Calories: 695kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 2611mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2347IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 1317mg | Iron: 2mg