Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

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In this post I share my easy to make broccoli cheese soup using what you most likely have in your cabinet today!  Check out the flavorful ingredients along with a few growing tips.  It is amazing how the flavor changings with produce from your very own edible garden at home.

Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

I think the first time I fell in love with this soup is after enjoying a quick mix version.  The powder package was loaded with sodium and I had to dress it up with extras from the kitchen to make it really pop.  Adding some cheese from the refrigerator got me thinking about how I could make this even better from scratch. Over the years I have even made a yummy white cheddar version using frozen broccoli and ghee.  Below is a quick run down on what ingredients I use in this soup.

  • sweet onion
  • butter
  • milk
  • Velveeta Cheese 
  • fresh cut into florets broccoli
  • celery
  • carrot
  • chicken broth (or mix your own with chicken bouillon)
  • grated cheese

Was I right?  I bet you have the ingredients in your kitchen today!

More Super Easy Recipes

For Most of my recipes I use my Yedi Pressure Cooker like a stock pot for quick clean up.  It is also nice because I can keep it on ‘warm’ setting to enjoy later in the day.

Yeti Pressure Cooker
Yedi Pressure Cooker Used Like a Stock Pot

The recipe is super easy to make…in fact I use my electric power pressure cooker to make up the entire recipe.

Broccoli Cheese Soup Printable Recipe

I love sharing the easy printable version of the recipes with hopes you will print and enjoy later.  You can save a PDF of the recipe or print it now to add to your collection.    Here ya’ go!

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe


  • 1 small sweet onion (about 1/2 cup diced)
  • 1/2 stick of real butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 oz of Velveeta Cheese ( Walmart, Aldi and Kroger Brand is amazing!)
  • fresh cut into florets broccoli (about 2 cups)
  • celery diced (about 1/3 cup)
  • carrots shredded (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 cup of chicken broth ( or mix chicken bouillon)
  • grated cheddar cheese (optional)
  • bacon pieces (optional)


  1. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat, then add the onions. Cook the onions for 3 to 4 minutes before adding celery.
  2. Sauté in pot for about 4-5 minutes or until celery begins to soften.
  3. Add Bouillon or chicken broth to pot. Bring to simmer before adding broccoli and carrots. Let the pot come to boil for about 2 minutes before setting to simmer.
  4. Remove some of broccoli (about 1/2 cup ) and chop up until smooth. Mix back into the soup pot.
  5. Add Velveeta (cut into small cubes) stirring to melt down in pot. Slowly add Milk to help melt cheese while on simmer.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Simmer for about 5-7 minutes or until everything is blended well and simmering.
  8. Serve with more cheese on top and bacon if desire.
  9. Enjoy!


Taste seasonings and adjust if needed. When using fresh celery from the garden I usually do not add any additional salt or pepper because it is not needed. Mash broccoli with a potato masher to break up a bit, or transfer to a blender to puree. (If you puree it in a blender, return it to the heat and allow to heat up. Splash in chicken broth if needed for thinning.)

Note that this is titled the BEST EVER broccoli cheese soup.  I gave it this title because the boys empty the pot every time I make this.  I really believe adding fresh ingredients right from the garden like celery and carrots really make this POP!  Interested in the hand held immersion blender?  

Fresh Ingredients From The Garden Today

I put together a few short videos to show you how easy it really is to grow carrots and celery.  This week in my Geodesic Bio Dome (greenhouse) I will be starting some new broccoli from seed to enjoy growing during the winter months.  FINGERS cross they get enough heat to germinate as we head into mid-autumn.

If you are having issues viewing these videos please reach out to me on my website. 


The videos I share are from my Bren Haas YouTube Channel.  Some of these I add to my Facebook Page if you are interested in following my journey.

Let’s Connect

Do you have a favorite ingredient to add to your Broccoli Cheese Soup?   I would love to hear from you so be sure to reach out to me on my website.  

Happy Cooking,

Bren Haas

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