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.

A white bowl filled with broccoli cheddar soup on a tray with broccoli in the background.

This broccoli cheese soup recipe is just the right size if you’re cooking for one. It’s rich and creamy and filled with broccoli.

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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.

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 serves seven.

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


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • broccoli florets
  • olive oil
  • chopped onions
  • garlic 
  • flour
  • chicken broth
  • heavy cream or whole milk
  • cheddar cheese
  • cumin
  • chili powder

Make It Vegetarian!

To make a vegetarian broccoli cheddar soup, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. I actually love using vegetable broth, it really 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

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this soup recipe, you might consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup For One | One Dish Kitchen

Broccoli Cheddar Soup For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: soup
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 1041kcal
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
  • salt, to taste (optional)


  • Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a rapid boil. 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 oil in a medium-sized pot.
  • Add onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a minute longer.
  • Stir in flour and cook, stirring 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: 1041kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 110g | Saturated Fat: 65g | Cholesterol: 341mg | Sodium: 1234mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4015IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 1356mg | Iron: 3mg
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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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30 thoughts on “Broccoli Cheese Soup For One”

  1. 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.

  2. Cait Weingartner

    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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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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