Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Soup


Yum, broccoli cheese soup and four cheeses, even yummier! You can't go wrong with this comfort food! This is my own creation after hours of experimenting. There are a few steps involved before adding to the slow cooker, but it's well worth it!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 10 tablespoons salted butter, divided

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 2 packets Swanson® Flavor Boost™ Concentrated Chicken Broth

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ (16 ounce) bags frozen broccoli florets

  • 19 ounces processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cubed

  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 2 ounces cream cheese

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Combine onion and garlic in a food processor; pulse until minced.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion-garlic mixture and cook until it looks like sauerkraut and is just beginning to brown, 5 to 8 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine chicken broth and flavor packets in a bowl.

  4. Transfer onion mixture to a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. Add remaining butter to the skillet and heat until melted and bubbling. Stir in flour with a wire whisk; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in chicken broth mixture and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and no lumps remain. Bring to a boil.

  5. Add frozen broccoli to the gravy mixture and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes. Use a large spoon to transfer broccoli to the slow cooker, leaving as much gravy in the skillet as possible.

  6. Add processed cheese food, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and cream cheese to the gravy; stir to combine. Stir in milk and cream. Transfer mixture to the slow cooker and stir until well combined.

  7. Cook on Low, stirring once every hour, for 4 hours. Turn slow cooker off and let cool and thicken slightly before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use fresh broccoli instead of frozen. If you do, just add it to the slow cooker instead of cooking it first in the gravy mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

613 Calories
51g Fat
21g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 613
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 31g 155%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 1701mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 50mg 248%
Calcium 604mg 46%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 503mg 11%

* 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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