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Creamy broccoli cheese soup is a one pot soup that is loaded with broccoli and lots of cheesy goodness. It uses cornstarch so it’s great for those who are gluten-free! This creamy broccoli cheese soup uses convenient and inexpensive frozen chopped broccoli and the secret ingredient of Velveeta cheese for the ultimate smooth and creamy soup. 

Creamy broccoli and cheese soup is a one pot soup that is loaded with broccoli and lots of cheesy goodness. It uses cornstarch so it's great for those who are gluten-free! This broccoli cheese soup uses convenient and inexpensive frozen chopped broccoli and the secret ingredient of Velveeta cheese for the ultimate smooth and creamy soup. 

post and pictures updated September 2017

 My favorite soup is broccoli & cheese soup with potato soup being a very close second. I wanted to post this recipe before it started to get way too hot. Although, I don’t know about you but I eat soup year round. I love it! Because this soup is my favorite, I have tried so many recipes and this one, by far, is the very best.

I love that it does not use flour and instead uses cornstarch. Not only is that great for those that can’t eat gluten but it also prevents the soup from getting gelatin like once it has been in the fridge. You know what I’m talking about? When it gets to almost a solid. Gross. I hate that. This soup stays smooth and silky, even after being in the fridge for days!

Creamy broccoli and cheese soup is a one pot soup that is loaded with broccoli and lots of cheesy goodness. It uses cornstarch so it's great for those who are gluten-free! This broccoli cheese soup uses convenient and inexpensive frozen chopped broccoli and the secret ingredient of Velveeta cheese for the ultimate smooth and creamy soup. 

Lots of broccoli soups call for fresh broccoli but I actually prefer using frozen chopped broccoli. Why you may ask? Fresh broccoli makes my fridge smell awful and it can go bad fairly quickly. Frozen broccoli is super convenient because it lasts forever in the freezer and you just dump it into the post straight from the bag. No having to get out a cutting board and a knife, trying to cut the broccoli into little pieces.

The original recipe calls for 2 lbs of Velveeta cheese. Yikes! I cut it down to 1 lb and we think it’s pretty much perfect. Don’t be scared of the Velveeta. I totally realize it’s no the healthiest thing, but if you want that silky smooth and creamy soup then Velveeta cheese is the only way to go.

Creamy broccoli and cheese soup is a one pot soup that is loaded with broccoli and lots of cheesy goodness. It uses cornstarch so it's great for those who are gluten-free! This broccoli cheese soup uses convenient and inexpensive frozen chopped broccoli and the secret ingredient of Velveeta cheese for the ultimate smooth and creamy soup. 

I usually try to stay away from recipes that include 1 stick of butter, except dessert of course, but this soup is worth it, and it probably makes enough to feed a small army, so each serving is actually not getting the entire stick of butter 🙂 

Don’t forget to serve it with some crusty bread or with bread bowls. 

Serves 8

Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Creamy broccoli and cheese soup is a one pot soup that is loaded with broccoli and lots of cheesy goodness. It uses cornstarch so it's great for those who are gluten-free! This broccoli cheese soup uses convenient and inexpensive frozen chopped broccoli and the secret ingredient of Velveeta cheese for the ultimate smooth and creamy soup. 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 (16 oz) packages frozen chopped broccoli
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth {reserve 1 cup for cornstarch mixture}
  • 1 lb loaf Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups half-n-half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium high heat. Add in onion and cook until softened, 5-7 minutes.
  • Add broccoli and cans of chicken broth, remembering to reserve 1 cup of the chicken broth for the cornstarch mixture. Stir together to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium and simmer until broccoli is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Add in the cubed Velveeta cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, half-n-half, and garlic powder. Stir together and let cook until cheese is completely melted and combined.
  • In small bowl, mix together reserved 1 cup chicken broth and the cornstarch with a fork. Stir into the soup and let cook about 5-10 minutes or until soup is nice and thick.

Notes

Be sure and get the frozen CHOPPED BROCCOLI. This is super important because the broccoli is already cut into little pieces. That way you can just dump it into the soup.

I use 2 can regular chicken broth and 2 can low-sodium chicken broth.

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