Broccoli Cheese Soup with Pasta Shells


The creamy broccoli-cheese soup with pasta shells makes a quick and warming lunch or light supper.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
24 mins
5 servings


  • 4 cups chicken broth, divided

  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen chopped broccoli - thawed, drained, divided

  • 1 tablespoon Horizon® Organic butter

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) box Horizon® ClassicMac™ Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup Horizon® Organic butter

  • 2 cups Horizon® Organic half & half

  • 1 pinch sea salt

  • Horizon® Organic Shreds shredded Cheddar cheese, for topping


  1. Pour 2 cups of chicken broth and half of the drained broccoli into a food processor and puree.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large pot; add onions and saute over medium heat until onions begin to soften, about 6 minutes. Add remaining 2 cups chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.

  3. Pour chicken broth/broccoli mixture into the pot. Simmer over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Place cheese packet from Horizon® Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese, flour, melted butter, and half and half in a bowl. Stir until blended. Slowly add mixture to large pot; whisk over medium-high heat 2 minutes.

  5. Add Horizon® Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese and remaining broccoli. Add a pinch or two of sea salt. Simmer until macaroni is done, 10 to 12 minutes.

  6. Remove from heat. Serve and top with shredded Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

445 Calories
27g Fat
37g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 445
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1342mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 52mg 261%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.