61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

A wonderful creamy and filling soup for anytime of year. Serve with croissants, split in half and toasted, or with French bread.

wendy
Advertisement

Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter or margarine over medium heat in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook and stir onions in butter or margarine until tender.

    Advertisement
  • Add milk and cream cheese; stirring until cream cheese melts. Stir in cheese food and broccoli. Stir until cheese food melts, and soup is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

556 calories; 43 g total fat; 132 mg cholesterol; 1373 mg sodium. 17.5 g carbohydrates; 25.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (47)

Read All Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2008
Yum yum! This soup was delicious and so filling! We loved it! I microwaved the frozen broccoli for a minute before putting it into the soup mixture to soften it up.
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/24/2016
This base recipe was terrible! Too thick grainy and has a horrible sweet taste. I spent an hour tweeking this to make it edible. Added more milk garlic powder pepper and salt. Added 4 cups of broth! Still sickening sweet tasting and way to grainy. So added a bit of vingar and water. It was a bit better but not much. Believe it or not the only thing to take away that sweet flavor was sugar! I recommend if anyone wants to try this repice half as much cream cheese equal amounts milk and chicken broth and a 1/4 amount of the cheese. (To avoid the grainy texture) salt pepper and garlic. And maone avoid the onions in it all together.
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2008
all in all a pretty good base recipe. I tweaked it a bit though. I started by using more broccoli than it called for ( i used 16 oz snd it still wasn't enough ) and i pre-cooked it. I than put about 3/4 of it in the blender for a creamier texture. I also used fat free cream cheese and 2% velveeta it tasted no different just made me feel a little healthier. I also added lots of cajun seasoning blend.
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2006
This was good but I expected better-the broccoli didn't get totally cooked so it was crunchy- next time I will either let it thaw or cook it in the microwave first. The cream cheese is very good it gives it a creamy taste & the onion gave it a little bit of sweetness-I'm sure with a little tweaking to our liking it will be awesome. Thanks for a great basic recipe!
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2008
Yum yum! This soup was delicious and so filling! We loved it! I microwaved the frozen broccoli for a minute before putting it into the soup mixture to soften it up.
(18)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
Easy and it tastes GREAT!! Thanks for the recipe. But I dont recommend using cheap cream cheese..kinda makes it lumpy.
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2008
I have been searching for a good Broccoli Cheese soup and I have finally found it. I did add a little bit more milk and some chicken stock because I like mine a little more thin. And I also added garlic powder as others had done. Very good. I cooked some rice and poured the soup on top for my kids so it was easier for them to eat. My son could not get enough of it. Thanks for the great recipe.
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2010
My family loved this soup! I added garlic pepper to it for a little extra taste. Even my picky 4 year old asked for more!
(6)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2006
VERY VERY Cheesy! Good rich soup. Made enough for 4 meal size portions. I loved the cream cheese idea. My cream cheese was a little lumpy at first (yes I did use good cream cheese) but once the process cheese was melted in it was smooth as can be. I might add some chicken stock next time to thin it out because it was very rich. Awesome for soup though for fellow cheese lovers.
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2007
This was the best soup I have ever fixed - my husband really enjoyed it and suggested I pass it along to other family members. I added just a little garlic powder to the pot while it was heating thoroughly.
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2006
This is a good recipe. However I added about 5 shakes of tabasco and it gave the soup a nice warm flavor and boosted the flavor of the cheese. I cubed the velveeta before putting it in and it melted very fast but I did have my temperature up too high for a small part of the melting process because I found that the Velvetta scorched a little and left browned pieces. They taste the same just look different in the soup. I did use more broccoli than called for I found 16oz to be perfect for broccoli in every bite. Overall this is a good recipe I enjoied it.
(4)