Broccoli Cheese Soup For One

This Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe is adapted from my family’s favorite Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe. Creamy, extra cheesy and filled with broccoli. This single serving recipe will surely become your favorite too.

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This broccoli cheese soup recipe is just the right size if you’re cooking for one. It’s a recipe I adapted from my family’s favorite broccoli cheddar soup recipe.

I don’t know about you but I could enjoy a hearty bowl of soup year-round. Soup is the perfect lunch and it’s always an excellent dinner.

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If you’re a fan of the popular Panera’s broccoli cheese soup, you won’t be disappointed with this easy soup recipe.

When I’m out running errands or meeting friends for lunch, Panera is often the lunch destination we choose and their broccoli cheese soup is one of my favorite things to order.

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Intent on enjoying this restaurant classic at home, I set out to recreate my own copycat recipe for cheesy broccoli soup for my family. The original version of this recipe served seven.

I’ve scaled down the ingredients in my original broccoli cheese soup recipe and created this wonderful, single serving broccoli cheddar soup.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

This soup is thick and rich and absolutely perfect. Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • broccoli florets
  • olive oil
  • chopped onions
  • garlic 
  • flour
  • chicken broth
  • heavy cream (you may swap whole milk for the cream if desired)
  • cheddar cheese
  • cumin
  • chili powder

See entire recipe with cooking instructions below

The rich, thick, super-creamy broth is comforting and filling with thick chunks of broccoli in almost every spoonful. I like to enjoy this soup with a thick crusty piece of french bread.

Make It Vegetarian!

This soup can be easily become a vegetarian soup by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. I think you will find that the vegetable broth enhances the flavor of the broccoli.

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Make It Gluten Free!

Make this a gluten free broccoli cheese soup by eliminating the flour and using cornstarch or arrowroot instead. Or, you can leave the flour out altogether.

What To Serve With Broccoli Cheese Soup

I love a piece of french bread to eat along with my soup, but you might also like to try any one of these single serving side dish recipes:

Mini Irish Soda Bread

Cucumber Salad

Avocado Salad

Other Single Serving Soup Recipes

French Onion Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Thai Shrimp Soup

Curried Carrot Soup

Minestrone Soup

Chicken Noodle


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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: soup
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 871kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 2 teaspoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder


  • Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a rapid boil. Add a pinch of salt. Add the broccoli florets and cook until crisp-tender, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
  • Drain the broccoli in a colander and immediately transfer to a bowl filled with ice water. Leave broccoli in the ice water for 2 minutes, then transfer broccoli to the colander to drain.
  • Heat the oil in a medium-sized pot.
  • Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a minute longer.
  • Stir in the flour and cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the broth.
  • Stir in the cream.
  • Bring soup to a gentle boil, stirring constantly, then reduce the heat to low and simmer.
  • Stir in the cheese, cumin and chili powder.
  • Simmer the soup for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the cooked broccoli.
  • Season with salt to taste.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 871kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 110g | Saturated Fat: 65g | Cholesterol: 341mg | Sodium: 1043mg | Potassium: 964mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4089IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 1375mg | Iron: 3mg
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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This Broccoli Cheddar Soup For One is adapted from my family’s favorite Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe. Creamy, extra cheesy and filled with broccoli. This single serving recipe will surely become your favorite too.
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29 thoughts on “Broccoli Cheese Soup For One”

    1. What a great idea to substitute zucchini, Janet. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you so much for letting me know!


  1. The link doesn’t pull up the large version of the broccoli cheddar soup. How can
    I get this large version? Thanks so much. Love your site and recipes – just my
    husband and me now.

  2. 4 stars
    What a cheesy recipe. That's a good thing in recipes 🙂

    This was first of your recipes I've tried. Easy to follow directions. I especially liked the pan size recommendations. This is important with scaled down recipes.

    Looking forward to trying more.

  3. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Broccoli Cheddar Soup is one of my all time favorite soups! I love that this is made for one! Thomas isn't a huge soup fan so this is perfect for me!

  4. I love that this soup recipe is for one! This is perfect for those days I get to work from home and need to make lunch for just myself.

  5. To me, there is nothing better or more satisfying than a delicious bowl of homemade soup in the Fall. One of my favorites is Broccoli Cheese Soup, so I will definitely be making this in the very near future. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Ohhhh this broccoli soup looks so delicious! I'll eat anything with broccoli in it, it's my fav! Thank you for sharing your great recipe!

  7. Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    I love that you've written, and adapted this recipe to a single serving. I know that this is important, and I commend you for doing so. That said, I would double (or triple) this recipe, just for myself. LOL Is it so wrong? It looks wonderful!!

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