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Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Frozen broccoli speeds preparation of this warm and satisfying soup. —Louise Beatty, Amherst, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional shredded cheddar cheese, optional


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the milk, broccoli, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until heated through. Stir in cheese until melted. If desired, serve with additional cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 252 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 750mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • dglong
    Jan 21, 2017

    Really enjoyed this recipe. As always I tweek as I go to accommodate them to our taste. Added maybe an ounce of ham when I added the cheese and added a little american cheese just because we like the flavor. Added a little salt and pepper. My husband suggested next time to add some chicken instead of the ham for a different flavor. Great base recipe.

  • heart4asia
    Feb 22, 2016

    My family loved this recipe!

  • beastieb
    Feb 25, 2015

    I made this last night and wasn't crazy about the flavor. I will be looking for a new recipe: one that uses chicken broth rather than beef broth. Couldn't get enough flavor to suit me.

  • Dan_Doyle
    Feb 23, 2015

    I made this, and we really didn't care for the flavor. Plus it didn't make very much... but honestly, after we tried it, we weren't that disappointed about the portion.

  • edx
    Feb 22, 2014

    Agree that this is very bland. Added things to give it more flavor, but just not as good as other broccoli soups I have had.

  • momof4RN
    Nov 14, 2013

    this was OK, but I was very disappointed. I love broccoli soup, but this was not very good.

  • valanddansmith
    Jan 14, 2013

    This was pretty good... Used a can of evaporated milk since I was running low on regular milk and it seemed to work well. Made the mistake of using cut broccoli rather than chopped since they didn't have the chopped stuff at the store I was at and I was too lazy to make a special trip. Anyway, I did chop it up a little but it really needs to be chopped up pretty finely for this kind of soup... The bigger chunks didn't get quite as soft as they should have been and the smaller pieces are just more palatable. Added a couple extra cloves of garlic because we love garlic in our house! Overall, it was a nice soup that I will likely make again sometime.

  • loridillon
    Aug 16, 2012

    <p>I made this soup with vegetable broth, used 2 tsp. soy sauce instead of Worcestershire, added salt, pepper, onion powder and fresh ground nutmeg. Being a vegetarian, I do not use Worcestershire as it contains anchovies. Soy sauce is an excellent substitute. I also used more flour in the roux, since I like a thick soup, and used half swiss cheese and half cheddar.  My additions really increased the flavor.</p>

  • lydiawoz
    Feb 5, 2012

    This was good, but I think next time, I may use chicken broth instead of beef broth.

  • jadelin
    May 13, 2011

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