Easy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

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Soup is the ultimate comfort food to me!  It brings warmth and is so filling… the perfect combination when there’s a chill in the air! This Cheddar Broccoli Soup has a nice creamy base, broccoli florets for texture, and just the right amount of cheese! This soup will be one of the easiest you’ve ever made… yet it will taste like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen! I hope you enjoy this Dashing version of a traditional rich and creamy soup!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 4-8 Hours.


Place all of the ingredients in a crock pot on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours. OR place in a large sauce pan on medium-low heat on your stove top for about 30-45 minutes, or until broccoli is soft.


Before serving, scoop out 1/2 of the broccoli florets, and some of the liquid, and place it in a blender.

(This will give you a nice creamy based soup, with some broccoli florets for texture, but you could pour all of it in the blender if you desire a creamy soup. *Tip: Use a kitchen towel to cover the top of the blender as a safety measure any time you are blending something hot).


Puree broccoli in the blender, and pour back into the crock pot.  Stir until everything is well combined.


Serve immediately, or transfer to a Tupperware and store in the fridge for up to 7 days, or freeze for up to 6 months.


Top with reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese if desired! Enjoy!


1 (24 oz) package frozen broccoli in cheese sauce (I used the kind by Green Giant)
3 cups Frozen broccoli florets
1 cup Onion, chopped fine
2 cups Chicken broth
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
PinchSalt and pepper to taste
Optional1 packet of sweetener of choice to bring out the natural sweetness of the broccoli

Katie's Tip!

Use a kitchen towel to cover the top of the blender as a safety measure any time you are blending something hot!

Nutrition Breakdown

6 Servings (1 cup)
70 Calories Per Serving
2 g Fat
7 g Carbohydrate
2 g Fiber
2 g Sugar
2 g Protein
2 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


lisa said:

if this tastes anything like the panera version….you got me! ;)

November 4th, 2011 — 5:55am  |  Reply

Savannah said:

This looks delish! Definitely trying it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

November 4th, 2011 — 8:43am  |  Reply

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner said:

It is so pretty!!! I wish I could have cheese.

November 4th, 2011 — 9:59am  |  Reply

Kate said:

I’ve been looking for some good soup recipes! Thank you!

November 4th, 2011 — 1:53pm  |  Reply

Theresa said:

Can’t wait to try this one. How many Weight Watchers Points Plus?

November 4th, 2011 — 6:42pm  |  Reply

Katrina said:

Mmmmm this soup sounds yummy!

November 5th, 2011 — 7:30am  |  Reply

Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous said:

Mmmm! This soup looks so easy and delish! I can’t wait to try it out! (:

November 6th, 2011 — 7:11am  |  Reply

Hope @ With A Side Of Hope said:

This soup looks delicious! I’ve been looking for a good broccoli soup like this one. I’m going to have to try making it for sure :)

November 7th, 2011 — 5:07am  |  Reply

Jen@FoodFamilyFitness said:

I actually have everything to make this soup! I think I’ll make up a batch today :)

November 7th, 2011 — 5:19am  |  Reply

Brooke said:

Oh precious. Every.one.of.your.recipes.makes.me.want.to.crylaugheat. The end.

November 7th, 2011 — 9:32am  |  Reply

Leigh said:

In the words of Rachel Ray … “YUM-O!” ;) Thanks so much for this recipe! I, too, have everything to make this soup and I’m looking forward to it!!

November 7th, 2011 — 9:53am  |  Reply

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance said:

Hey Katie! I just came across your blog and I love it! Most of all, I love your passion for the Lord and the fact that you share how much you love him along with these wonderful recipes! You’ve definitely caught yourself a returning reader :D

November 7th, 2011 — 4:27pm  |  Reply

Anna said:

Just made this last week for the fam and they LOVED it!! We added a little bit of fat free half and half to make it a little more creamy and it worked great!! Thanks for this recipe, it was amazing!!!!

November 13th, 2011 — 10:00am  |  Reply

Jessie said:

Wow, I made this tonight. It was SO good, SO flavorful, and SO easy peasy. Thank you!!

November 28th, 2011 — 8:10pm  |  Reply

Rachel Kloor said:

Katie, this soup is one of my new favorites! So delicious!

April 30th, 2012 — 2:06pm  |  Reply

Cynthia said:

Hey Katie,

I was wondering if we do not buy the broccoli with the cheese sauce if there was any way to make our own cheese sauce if it would come out the same?

May 2nd, 2012 — 8:18pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Sure! That would work too!

May 2nd, 2012 — 9:52pm  | 

pam hoopaugh said:

I’m new to your blog-and also new to weight watchers.I appericate how you add the w.w.points to the receipes.Just one question the points you have on your receipes, are they from weight watchers plus points program (the newest program)? or are they from the “old” program.?

July 11th, 2012 — 4:24pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

New pp

July 11th, 2012 — 5:54pm  | 

Michelle said:

This looks amazing!! I’m going to try this asap! I’m always on the hunt for healthy alternatives.

I found your blog via Pinterest and I’m so thankful for that. I watched your video and it totally resonated with me. It’s so good to see someone proclaiming God’s love!

September 13th, 2012 — 5:31pm  |  Reply

OrGreenic said:

Soup certainly is a fantastic comfort food; thanks for sharing a great recipe!

October 16th, 2012 — 1:47pm  |  Reply

Brienna Simmons said:

This was so yummy! I don’t think I’ve ever had broccoli soup that was so good! I’m so happy it’s completely healthy. Everyone should definitely give this a try!

October 30th, 2012 — 6:55pm  |  Reply

Teresa Niles said:

How can you add potatoes. I am looking for a low fat potato soup.

February 27th, 2013 — 4:19pm  |  Reply

Paula said:

I love that I can freeze individual portions :) Thanks for the recipe!

March 11th, 2013 — 8:51am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes :)

March 11th, 2013 — 1:23pm  | 

Jessica said:

What is the best way to cook this after freezing it?

September 27th, 2013 — 5:18pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

let it thaw and then microwave or stovetop!

September 30th, 2013 — 11:14am  | 

Daelli Sneed said:

I loved this. Thanks so much!

November 3rd, 2013 — 7:17pm  |  Reply

Sarah Hudson said:

So I tried this recipe tonight and it didn’t turn out at all like the picture. More like what pea baby food looks like. Any idea what I did wrong???

September 30th, 2014 — 8:37pm  |  Reply

Traci said:

First hot recipe I’ve tried here… and wasn’t sure about the level of cheese (not enough), but this was really, really good. I did add a dash of cream at the end to give it a bit of creaminess for my hubby.

February 21st, 2015 — 5:56pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yeah! thanks so much brittany! :) so glad to ‘meet’ you!

November 7th, 2011 — 7:17pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

woo hoo! awesome jessie!

November 29th, 2011 — 6:51am  |  Reply

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