Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a white bowl.
Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Super easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup is ready in just 30 minutes!

Course: Dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheddar soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 237 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 cups finely chopped broccoli florets frozen and thawed will work, too.
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 2 cups half and half or whole milk
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions to the pot cooking until softened, approximately 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add the carrots and cook for 2 additional minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
  3. Add the broccoli and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch to combine. Continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds to ensure the cornstarch doesn't burn.

  4. Stir in the chicken stock, onion powder and garlic powder. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn the heat to low. Allow the soup to simmer for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  5. Add the half and half to the soup, continue to simmer for 5 minutes.

  6. Add the cheese to the soup one handful at a time being sure it melts completely before adding more. Stir until smooth and creamy.

  7. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Serve immediately garnished with shredded cheese, broccoli and carrots, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Leftover Broccoli Cheddar Soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 273mg12%
Potassium 449mg13%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 4175IU84%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 334mg33%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.