Broccoli cheddar soup topped with parsley.
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Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Bacon

Creamy broccoli cheddar soup topped with crispy, crunchy bacon can be served with bread or pasta. Amazingly tasty cheddar cheese soup is great for lunch or light dinner.

Broccoli cheddar soup topped with parsley.

The best part of making creamy cheddar cheese soup is – that can be served by itself or with different toppings like pasta, buckwheat or rice. To make the broccoli cheddar soup even better add some bacon on top.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Texture: creamy, not very thick.
Taste: savory, cheesy.
Simplicity: easy, just cook broccoli, blend, then add cheese.
Meal Type: soup.

How to make Broccoli Cheddar Soup

  1. (Full recipe below). Prepare all ingredients: chicken broth, broccoli, salt, garlic powder, milk, cheddar cheese, butter, flour and bacon.
  2. Melt butter in the pot, add flour, cook on low heat for 1 minute.
  3. Add chicken broth and broccoli, season with salt and garlic powder, cook covered for about 30 minutes until broccoli will become soft, blend with immersion blender, add milk.
  4. Remove from heat, add cheddar cheese.
  5. Heat frying pan, add bacon, cook on each side, crumble.

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Tips to make Cheddar Cheese Soup

  • You don’t have to buy chicken broth, make your own! There is a recipe on the website for chicken stock and chicken broth, you can use both for this recipe.
  • Blend broccoli with immersion blender or you can also pour soup to large blender.
  • Make sure to remove the soup from heat before adding cheddar cheese, this is very important step. If you will keep it on the heat, the cheese will curdle, which doesn’t taste or look good. Also, remember to buy good quality cheddar cheese, don’t use light.

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Faq’s Creamy Soup

Can I use water instead of chicken stock? Yes, you can, you would have to season the soup more with salt and garlic powder. You might want to add some extra spices like onion powder, turmeric etc. to enhance the flavor.

What goes with broccoli cheddar soup? Usually, bread or dinner roll is served with creamy soup, but you can add extra pasta, quinoa, rice or buckwheat. Also, you can serve it with Kale Three Cheese Baguette or Artichoke Spinach Dip Stuffed Flatbread.

Is soup enough for dinner? Yes, of course, the soup is sufficient for dinner.

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Bacon

Creamy broccoli cheddar soup with crispy bacon.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose-flour
  • 10 cups chicken broth storebought or homemade
  • 5 cups broccoli chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 slices bacon

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a pot, add flour, cook on low heat for 1 minute, mixing all the time.
  • Add chicken broth, broccoli, salt and garlic powder. Cook covered on low heat for 25-30 minutes until broccoli will be cooked.
  • Blend broccoli with immersion blender or pour soup to regular blender.
  • Add milk and whisk.
  • Remove from heat, add cheddar cheese whisking all the time until it will dissolve.
  • Heat frying pan, add bacon, cook on each side for 2-4 minutes until cooked through, crumble the bacon. Once the soup is plated, top it with bacon.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American

Notes

  • You don't have to buy chicken broth, make your own! There is a recipe on the website for chicken stock and chicken broth, you can use both for this recipe.
  • Blend broccoli with immersion blender or you can also pour soup to large blender.
  • Make sure to remove the soup from heat before adding cheddar cheese, this is very important step. If you will keep it on the heat, the cheese will curdle, which doesn't taste or look good. Also, remember to buy good quality cheddar cheese, don't use light.

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 20gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 2059mgPotassium: 539mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1147IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 488mgIron: 2mg
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Update Notes: The recipe was originally posted in December 2013, it was updated completely in May, 2020.

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2 Comments

  1. O wow! a great recipe. I’ll leave out the flour so it’ll be Keto soup recipe, plus I’ll use home made chicken stock instead of the water.
    Thank you so much,

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