Easy One Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
One pot, one hour, one great soup. And oh so easy. Better than restaurant quality broccoli cheese soup for your family or company.
  • CourseSoup
  • CuisineAmerican
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 1head broccolilarge
  • 1/4cup butter
  • 1 onionsmall
  • 1clove garlic
  • 1/4cup flour
  • 2cups chicken brothor vegetable
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon pepper
  • 2cups milk
  • 2cups cheese of choice
  1. Rinse and spoon size chop one head of fresh broccoli. I discarded the stalk. This should be about two cups.
  2. Mince a small or 1/2 of a medium onion. Over medium high heat melt four tablespoons butter. Add onion and cook until clearing. About 3 minutes. Add one clove minced garlic and cook one more minute.
  3. Decrease heat to medium. Add 1/4 cup flour and continue to cook and stir continually until browning some. About 3 minutes.
  4. Slowly add two cups chicken or vegetable broth continuing to stir. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Allow to thicken some then add two cups milk. Bring to a boil and allow to thicken.
  5. Add broccoli and cover and turn down heat to simmer. Simmer until broccoli is tender. About 25 minutes.
  6. Option: Some people like to run an immersion blender through the soup at this point. I only wanted a little of that blending, so I used a potato masher.
  7. Add two cups of cheese of choice. I used sharp cheddar and some Velveeta. Simmer another 5 minutes and serve.
Recipe Notes

Choose the cheeses you like. If you want to copy cat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup then add 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots and 1 stalk thinly sliced celery at the same time as the broccoli.

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