broccoli cheese soup in white serving bowl

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Lunch, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Broccoli Cheese Soup is an easy cheesy soup ready in 20 minutes start to finish!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon each thyme and garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, cook butter, onion and carrots over medium heat until onion softens (about 3 minutes). Add chicken broth, broccoli and seasonings. Simmer until broccoli is softened, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove 1 cup of vegetables, coarsely chop and set aside. Using an immersion blender, blend remaining vegetables and broth.
  • Place flour in a small bowl. Add in cream a little at a time stirring until smooth. Bring blended vegetable mixture to a boil and whisk in cream mixture. Continue whisking until thick and bubbly, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in cheeses & reserved chopped vegetables and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 333, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 560mg, Potassium: 377mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 4745IU, Vitamin C: 49mg, Calcium: 280mg, Iron: 0.9mg