Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Heather Dessinger

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This broccoli cheese soup has a higher ratio of broccoli than most - the cheese is more or less a vehicle for getting more broccoli (and bone broth!) into little bellies. It's super easy and kid approved!

Cheese transforms butternut squash in to grain-free mini-pizzas, spinach into a dish worth making again and again, and plain old broccoli into hearty, belly warming goodness. 

If you’ve ever encountered an opinionated eater in your home, you know that a little can go a long way in making a dish more enticing. In this recipe, cream and cheese actually serve a dual purpose – increasing the yum factor while also providing a key source of dietary fat.

One of broccoli’s primary nutrients, vitamin K1, is best absorbed when consumed with fat, so it’s a win-win. (1)

This broccoli cheese soup has a higher ratio of broccoli than most – the cheese is more or less a vehicle for getting more broccoli (and bone broth!) into little bellies. It’s super easy and kid approved – I hope your family loves it as much as we do!

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Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

This hearty broccoli cheese soup turns plain old broccoli into belly warming goodness. It's kid-approved and so simple to make!
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Calories 0kcal
Author Mommypotamus


  • 2 lbs broccoli florets fresh or previously frozen and thawed
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • ½ medium onion diced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz cheddar (grated)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • bacon (crumbled – optional topping)
  • cheese (grated – optional topping)
  • green onions (sliced – optional topping)


  • In a large pot, sauté the onion in butter until slightly softened.
  • Add in the broth, cream, broccoli and carrot and simmer on low until the veggies are soft – about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in cheese and arrowroot flour and remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste and allow to thicken for five minutes. If desired, blend some (or all) of the soup to make it smoother. I grab my immersion blender and give it a whir in the pot. Top with bacon or other garnish if desired and serve.


Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

More Delicious Soup Recipes

Tortilla Soup – Fresh cilantro leaves and a hint of lime meld with the subtle heat of poblano and jalapeno peppers in this belly warming chicken tortilla soup recipe. It’s one of my favorite ways to use homemade bone broth and leftover whole roast chicken.

Stuffed Pepper Soup – This hearty soup is perfect for chilly winter days. You can make a double batch and freeze half for an easy meal later on, too.

  1. National Institutes of Health. Vitamin K

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world.