As I write this, we are under a Weather Emergency.  So far, in the past 2 hours we have gotten 2 inches of snow and the forecast calls for 10 – 15 inches more!  Can you believe it?  I live in the South and we are not supposed to get snow this way.  

What is a girl to do?  Get in the kitchen and make soup, of course!  Soup is the ultimate comfort food in my mind.  This Broccoli Cheese Soup is perfect for a snow day, rainy day, heck – even a sunny day!  Your really should try it.

Ree Drummond was the originator of this recipe.  You all know me, I have a girl crush great admiration for Ms. Drummond.  I have made many of her recipes and my family and myself have loved each and every one of them.  So far, she has never steered me wrong in the kitchen.    

This recipe was found it in her new cookbook, “A Year of Holidays”.   This is her new cookbook  and I am really enjoying it.  I have many recipes earmarked for future dinners.

Best Ever Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup
Serves 12
Delicious, creamy, cheesy soup. What more do I need to say?
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Cook Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1 large onion, diced
  3. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 4 cups whole milk
  5. 2 cups half and half
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  8. 4 broccoli heads, cut into florets
  9. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  10. 3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, more for garnish
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter and then add the onion.
  2. Stir the onion around to cook for about 3 - 4 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and use a whisk to work in the flour. Once combined, cook the mixture for 2 - 3 minutes.
  4. Add the mil and half and half, whisking constantly until combined.
  5. Sprinkle the salt, pepper and nutmeg over the mixture.
  6. Add the broccoli florets and stir them into the soup. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to low, them simmer the soup until it is thickened and the broccoli is tender, 20 - 25 minutes.
  7. Stir in the chicken broth and check the consistency. The soup should be thick.
  8. Add the cheese and stir it in until melted, taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.
  1. Make sure you simmer on low so that you don't scorch the soup
Adapted from Ree Drummond - The Pioneer Woman
Adapted from Ree Drummond - The Pioneer Woman
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The first time I made this soup for my family, we all ate in silence.  Really, that is how good it is.  So if you are looking of a quiet night at the dinner table, this is the recipe for you!  I will warn you, this soup can easily scorch.   Trust me!  The second time I made it was when my Mother came to visit.  We all had scorched soup for dinner and even though there was a bit of a burnt taste, it was still really good!

Best Ever Broccoli Cheese Soup


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49 Responses to Best Ever Broccoli Cheese Soup

  1. This soup looks so yummy. Broccoli and cheese is one of my favorite go to soups. Visiting from SITS!

  2. This is one of my fave soups! (i’m crazy for broccoli anything) I will def try your recipe! PS I really love your blog design. Visiting via #sitsblogging.

  3. This looks absolutely delicious, Cynthia! I also love how awesome your pictures are, you can almost “taste” and “smell” YUM!

  4. Dana says:

    This recipe made me soooooo hungry – it sounds wonderful!! I am a soup nut – will definitely be pinning this one! Thanks! #SITSBlogging

  5. I love broccoli and cheese soup. It’s my favorite. I would love to give this a try :)

  6. Jen V says:

    I love Broccoli Cheese soup but have never tried making my own. I am definitely going to have to try your recipe.

  7. Debbie Denny says:

    Great recipe for broccoli and cheese soup. love it

  8. Dana says:

    This soup look wonderful and it would be perfect on a dreary, windy, rainy day like today.

  9. This sounds like my kind of soup! I love cheesy and creamy soups!

  10. brett says:

    I haven’t had broccoli soup in forever and I LOVE it. looks amazing

  11. Pam says:

    Broccoli Cheese soup is my favorite. We just finished a weather emergency . I am ready for this bad weather to go!

  12. I’ve actually never had broccoli and cheese soup. This look and sounds delicious. I’m going to pin this for later. With all this snow, it’s definitely a recipe I want to have on-hand!

  13. Jennifer B says:

    This is one of my fav soups and I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  14. Oooh I love cheesey broccoli soup, YUM! I had travel complications from a freak snowstorm earlier this week, so I know what you mean – this would be great cold weather comfort food.

  15. Susan says:

    I’m not much of a soup fan, but you’ve convinced me that we have to give this Broccoli Cheese soup a try.

  16. Shauna says:

    This is one of my favorite soups next to baked potato soup… but I have never made it at home… thanks so much

  17. Sandra says:

    Yummy! My aunts recipe is my fav! but this looks amazing too!

  18. We’re buried in snow, and I made soup too! Lentil here. There’s nothing like a warming bowl of soup after digging out of the tundra!

  19. DawnC says:

    That looks delish!

  20. I needed this. Right on time! Sounds really delicious. Thanks for the recipe =)

  21. I’m a big fan of broccoli and cheese soup.

  22. Brandi says:

    I love broccoli cheese soup! Haven’t made it in forever though. Guess it’s time to make some!

  23. mommy2jam says:

    I bookmarked your page to make this soup for my kiddies. We are trying to watching what we eat however with the weather I think we can make an exception. It looks so good, I will make it and let you know how it tastes. Thanks again

    • cynthia says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. This soup is a new favorite in our house. I have been wanting to create a less fat version, so let me know if you come up with one.

  24. Aly Mashrah says:

    You can never go wrong with broccoli and cheese soup. It is soooooo good!

  25. yum!! i love broccoli and cheese soup- especially on cold days!!

  26. Danielle says:

    Broccoli Cheese is one of my very favorite soups. I will definitely be trying out this recipe!

  27. This looks so good right now it’s in the 40’s here which is cold for Florida this looks like it would warm me up!

  28. We love soups when we are feeling under the weather! This looks delicious.

  29. colette says:

    This looks amazing! Broccoli and cheese soup is my absolute favorite! Can’t wait to try it!! #sitsblogging

    • cynthia says:

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. This soup was really great and my family loved it! Nice to meet another SITS girl!

  30. Broccoli cheese soup is my favorite – I REALLY need to try this recipe!

  31. Danielle says:

    I know, isn’t it crazy that the south is getting so much cold weather?! We moved from up North where inches of snow a day was the normal to TEXAS…and it’s insane! So many school snow days already…hope it warms up fast. I’m sure this delish looking broccoli cheese soup would help! 😀 #SITSChallenge

    • cynthia says:

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I lived in Texas for many years and thought it was funny that every thing would close at the drop of a snowflake! Here is pretty much the same, we are south, but have been effected. Nice to “meet” you!

  32. This looks amazing! I love broccoli cheese soup. I live in Central TX and we had 3 ice days this year…and only one of those was there really any ice. People freak around here if you even mention it!

    • cynthia says:

      Hi Sarah! I used to live in Dallas and I remember everything shutting down with a dusting of snow! It seems crazy to me now. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  33. Nicole says:

    YUMMY! I love broccoli cheese soup, and this looks like a great recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

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  35. Mmm sounds delicious I will have to try it out! x

  36. Barbara says:

    Your soup looks delicious! One of my favorites!

  37. jdigi82 says:

    i am obsessed with this soup!! pinning for my friends :) xo, jess

  38. I love broccoli cheddar soup but have never made it at home. This sounds really good! Thanks for linking up with Hump Day Happenings.

  39. Lisa says:

    This looks SO good! I look forward to trying it. This was one of the most viewed posts from last week’s Try a New Recipe Tuesday! Congratulations! :-) Be sure to stop by and grab an “I’ve been featured” button from my sidebar for your blog. The new post will go live Monday morning. I hope you can join us again this week! :-)

  40. who doesn’t love ree drummond!?!? this soup looks fantastic and i am a sucker for a great broccoli cheese soup! excited to try this and happy to have found your site via Tickle my Tastebuds linkup!

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