Mom's Broccoli Cheese Soup


Mom's broccoli cheese soup is my favorite! My mother has been making this soup for years. It is the only way I can get my son to eat broccoli!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 1 head broccoli, chopped

  • 1 head broccoli, finely chopped

  • ½ cup shredded carrots

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, cubed

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 2 cups milk

  • ½ (8 ounce) package processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cubed


  1. Bring chicken broth to a simmer in a large pot. Add both heads of broccoli and carrots to the simmering stock; simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Cook and stir until a golden roux forms, about 2 minutes. Slowly add milk, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring continuously. Bring to a boil and cook until a thickened gravy forms, about 2 minutes.

  3. Slowly pour onion gravy into the broccoli mixture, stirring continuously. Bring to a simmer. Stir in processed cheese food. Simmer, stirring often, until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Do not let the soup come to a boil or the cheese could separate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
19g Fat
21g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 1262mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 91mg 457%
Calcium 260mg 20%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 560mg 12%

* 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.

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