Roasted Broccoli Cheese Soup

filed under: Food + Drink on November 20, 2018

Roasted Broccoli Cheese Soup is a creamy and cheesy soup loaded with freshly roasted broccoli that is a delicious way to eat your vegetables! Try my Cheeseburger Soup for another rich and creamy soup.

Roasted Broccoli Cheese Soup

One of my favorite soups in the whole wide world is broccoli and cheese, and one of my favorite cheeses is Muenster. And my very favorite way to eat broccoli is roasted. So, with that being stated, this has to be one of my favorite Broccoli Cheese Soup recipes of all time!

Roasted Broccoli and Cheese Soup Recipe

The roasted broccoli and two kinds of cheese really put this creamy soup over the top.

Roasted Broccoli (full recipe below)

  • Fresh broccoli florets
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Soup

  • Butter
  • Onion–Want a REALLY fun twist? Try adding white wine (about 1/3 cup) to the pot while sauteeing the onions. This is a really sophisticated flavor!
  • Chicken broth
  • Muenster cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Half and half
  • Cornstarch–Don’t want to add cornstarch? Try using an immersion blender! Simply omit the cornstarch and water and use the blender after you have added the half & half and garlic powder.
  • Water

 

Roasted Broccoli

I just love how that fresh roasted broccoli gives the soup an amazing extra layer of flavor and texture! There is something so magical about roasting it in the oven with olive oil and a little salt and pepper. It almost caramelizes the broccoli a bit, with crispy edges, yet a perfectly done center.

To roast the broccoli, preheat the oven to 400°F and place the broccoli florets in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast the broccoli for 15 minutes. Or, if you want the broccoli to be a little crispier, add an extra five minutes to the cooking time. After you have removed the broccoli from the oven, let the florets cool before you chop them up to add to the soup.

How to Make Broccoli Cheese Soup

While the broccoli is cooling, or even after you have chopped the roasted broccoli, it’s time to make the cheese soup. To make the soup, begin by melting the butter in a large pot. Next, add the diced onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Then, pour in the chicken broth and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.

After the simmering, add all of the cheddar cheese and most of the Muenster cheese. I like to save a little bit of the Muenster cheese to use as garnish. After you add the cheeses, add the garlic powder and half and half. Cook on low while you dissolve the cornstarch in water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the soup, followed by the roasted broccoli, and continue cooking on low until the soup is thick and creamy. Serve hot with the reserved shredded Muenster cheese on top.

To freeze the soup, simply store in it in freezer-safe, zipped bags. And, don’t forget to label and date the bags.

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5 from 4 votes
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Broccoli Cheese Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

No need to go to a fancy restaurant... this is the best broccoli cheese soup you will ever have!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli Cheese Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 652 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
Roasted Broccoli
  • 2 large (roughly 16 ounces) florets of fresh broccoli
  • 2-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Soup
  • 1/2 cup (113g) salted butter
  • 1 large onion, finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • 7 cups (56 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 cups Muenster cheese, shredded
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups (480 grams, 16 ounces) half and half
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
Roasted Broccoli
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Place the broccoli florets in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over the broccoli and add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Bake the broccoli for 15-20 minutes, depending on how crispy you want your broccoli.

  4. When done and cooled slightly, finely chop the broccoli and set aside.

Soup
  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.

  2. Add the diced onion and cook for about 3-5 minutes.

  3. Pour in the chicken broth and let simmer for about 15 minutes.

  4. Reduce heat. Add in all of the cheddar cheese and most of the Muenster (reserving just enough for garnish). Then, add in the half and half and garlic powder, continuing to cook on low heat.

  5. In a small bowl, stir the cornstarch into water until it is dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the soup mixture and combine.

  6. Add in the roasted chopped broccoli and continue to cook over low heat until soup is thick and creamy! Serve hot.

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  • Leah Hintz says:

    Why can’t provide the nutritional information to this recipe?
    I am a diabetic and this is a pet peeve with me and people who place recipes on Facebook who refuse to add the nutritional information to their recipes!

    • Amanda says:

      There are apps you can use to get this information.

  • Melvin Young says:

    Hello, I know this is a dumb question but, my wife really loves that bowl. Where can you find them? We have looked at every store and restaurant supply store Andy they are no where to be found.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Melvin- I got it at Homegoods about 10 years ago. 🙂

      • Lynda Patsalos says:

        I like that bowl too

    • Crystal says:

      Melvin – do a Google search for “slanted soup bowls”. There are actually quite a few options available! I love the bowl as well and will be ordering a few myself!!

  • Susan Fry-Rayfield says:

    Print option does not work.

  • Starr Laux says:

    Make this all the time now! Love it, and so does the family.

  • Christina Laux says:

    This soup is absolute perfection! I cannot get enough, and my family loves it, too. I’ve made it several times, and it will continue to be my go-to.

  • Toni says:

    I love this recipe and frankly all of your recipes. They are always delicious. I love the videos you post too. Thank you so much for all you do to share these recipes with us. I’m a fan for life!!

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