This broccoli cheese soup recipe is quick and easy. This homemade version is so much better than Panera Bread's. 

Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

This broccoli cheddar soup is easy to make, delicious, and comforting! This family favorite can be on your table in 30 minutes.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli cheddar soup, broccoli cheese soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natasha Bull


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups chicken broth or use veg broth
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • Pinch cayenne pepper optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and carrots and saut√© for 5 minutes. 

  2. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

  3. Add in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring often (this helps get rid of that flour flavor).

  4. Whisk the chicken broth into the pot (pour it in slowly) until the flour is dissolved. 

  5. Whisk in the Dijon mustard. 

  6. Increase the heat to high and bring the soup to a boil. Add the cream and broccoli, and once it's boiling again, reduce the heat so it's gently simmering. 

  7. Cook the soup for 6 minutes. 

  8. Stir in the cheese and cook for an additional few minutes. Add in the cayenne pepper if desired. Season with salt & pepper if needed and serve immediately with a little extra cheddar on top if you have some left.

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