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.
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.
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.
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
- chicken broth
- heavy cream (you may swap whole milk for the cream if desired)
- cheddar cheese
- 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.
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:
Other Single Serving Soup Recipes
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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe
- 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.
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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