The BEST Broccoli Cheese Soup Ever!

October 07, 2022 · by Ashton Dorow

Broccoli cheese soup can be a little hit and miss for me. Some versions of it that I’ve had felt too thick and cheesy for my taste. But if it’s made right? Mmmm... It can be a delicious, cozy meal for a cold fall or winter evening! This broccoli cheese soup recipe is by far my favorite I’ve ever had, possibly because it puts a different spin on it by adding potatoes. Potato soup is my favorite soup ever, so this mix of the two makes this recipe AMAZING in my book!


  • 2 14.5 oz cans of chicken broth
  • 2-3 carrots peeled and diced (you could also use a handful or two of shredded/matchstick carrots, if you prefer)
  • 4 medium russet potatoes peeled and cubed into small pieces
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 2 heads of broccoli, washed and diced small
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • ⅓ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ cups of milk
  • 4 cups of shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of garlic powder
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Small bag of bacon bits OR 6 sleeves of chopped freshly cooked bacon


  1. In a large pot, combine chicken broth, carrots, potatoes, and onion powder. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli, cover, and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  3. While simmering, melt butter in a large suace pan then whisk in the flour and cook until golden brown. Be sure to keep whisking pretty much the whole time so it doesn’t burn!
  4. Whisk in milk and cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add cheese and let sit until it is all melted. Season with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. (NOTE: this makes an excellent sauce for mac n’ cheese!)
  6. Pour cheese sauce and bacon pieces into the large pot (or save the bacon for topping, if you prefer) and stir until well combined.
  7. Add more milk to thin if needed, and add any additional salt and pepper to your liking.
  8. Enjoy!

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Ashton Dorow

About Ashton Dorow

Ashton Dorow has loved reading for as long as she can remember, and she began writing her first book at age fourteen. Since then, she has written more books, launched her blog, Life & Lit, and is in the process of publishing her first novel. She currently resides in Conroe, TX, with her hubby and their two spoiled-rotten furbabies. They attend the church Ashton grew up in, Abundant Life Church in Willis, TX, where they are both involved in music, youth, and children’s ministry.

Connect with Ashton on Instagram at @life.and.lit