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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
6 people

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Some broccoli cheese soup can be laden with fat — but it doesn’t have to be! This broccoli cheese soup recipe uses low-fat ingredients to make it a healthier option, without sacrificing taste. Our favorite sides and toppings for this dish are low-sodium crackers or a toasty piece of whole-wheat bread. For a warm dinner on a chilly night, or a hearty but healthy lunch, this broccoli cheese soup recipe will satisfy your taste buds while helping you stick to your health goals!



In a 3- or 4-quart pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add broccoli and onion, and cook over medium heat until broccoli is cooked through. Combine the non fat dry milk and water, and stir it into the pot. Add the cheese cubes and stir until the cheese has melted. Add basil, garlic, cayenne and black pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Puree the broccoli cheese soup in small batches until it’s smooth. Or, if you like your soup to be chunky, only puree half of the soup. (See Notes below for more tips.) Add salt to taste. Reheat over low heat if necessary.


Please be careful while blending your broccoli soup. I find an immersion blender (or hand blender) is easiest, because you don’t have to transfer the soup. However, you can also use a regular blender. If you’re using a regular blender, allowing the soup to cool is important, because the steam in the blender can cause pressure and cause the lid to pop off. While you blend the broccoli soup, cover the lid with a dish towel and pause the blender regularly to carefully lift a corner of the lid, allowing steam to escape.

To give this broccoli cheese soup recipe an extra kick, add ¼ to ½ tsp red pepper flakes along with the garlic, cayenne and basil.

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Delicious! ; I pulsed this 2-3 times inshort bursts in 2 batches & reserved larger pieces of broccoli to place in bowl & i WILL do that again A pinch of cayenne is all u need (but I sprinkled a lil more & it was nice on a cold rainy day )! Thanks

birons, Pooler, GA

To make this vegetarian, use vegetable broth or stock.


This sounds like a good recipe and I can't wait to try it. Here's the problem though. Save a lot has it listed as a "vegetarian" recipe. This is not a vegetarian recipe. There is chicken broth in it. Which means not vegetarian. Come on save a lot get it together.

flabden, Baxter Springs, KS

It was raining and nasty out, I made this soup for the family and they loved it. I must stock up for the winter months :)

Valerie62, Bradenton, FL

This recipe sounds AWESOME ! It would really be helpful to see a nutritional breakdown

cricutgirl78, Creal Springs, IL



this is a very good soup even my friends like when I make this and it is easier than most recipes to make this and it is also alot cheaper

rschanbacher, York, PA

The best bowl of soup that I have ever ate.

castmike, Lawrenceburg, TN

Great tasty soup that is healthy, easy to make, and reasonable price. Winter Springs, Fl

lmoscato40, Winter Springs, FL

Great healthy soup with a reasonable price and easy to make. Thank You.

lmoscato40, Winter Springs, FL

Oh my! This was so yummy! I made a double batch and gave half to my sister and she loved it too. Thanks for this awesome recipe!

mcdonna3, Saint Louis, MO

This is a very good recipe.......especially if you are dieting.

momsusan33, Mantua, OH

Really liked this,delicious!

setfree, jasper, GA

Sounds great. Nice to have a broth that I can use since the hubby has food allergies. We both love broccoli and cheese and it tastes really good on a cold winters day.

philsluckylady, Sanford, ME

This recipe sounds very good and healthy. I' m going to make it as soon as I can.

fran.kravec, Charleroi, PA

Absolutely delicious! It's always nice to have easy recipes for dishes requiring ingredients you can keep on hand. This is one of them. I am trying to learn to cook some maindishes for my vegetarian son. He gobbles this one up...and it's just so easy!

mdavison, Dyersburg, TN
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