Roasted Broccoli Cheese Soup

filed under: Food + Drink on November 20, 2018

This Roasted Broccoli Cheese Soup is a family favorite! (and my kid’s favorite way to eat their veggies!)

 

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: broccolli cheese soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 652 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 2 (roughly 16 ounces) large florets of fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup (113g) salted butter
  • 1 (about 1 cup) large onion finely diced
  • 7 cups (56 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb muenster cheese shredded
  • 1 lb cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 cups (480 grams, 16 ounces) half and half
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • EVOO for drizzling over broccoli as it roasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. On a large cookie sheet place broccoli florets. Cover in 2-4 tablespoons of good Extra Virgin Olive Oil and salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes. (can bake for additional 5 minutes for extra crispy broccoli) When done and cooled slightly, finely chop broccoli and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Finely dice an onion and add to melted butter. Cook for about 3-5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat in large pot and add in all of the cheddar cheese and most of the muenster. Only save enough muenster to garnish. Add in half and half and garlic powder.
  4. In a small bowl stir cornstarch into water until dissolved. Add cornstarch mixture to broth mixture and combine. Add in roasted broccoli and continue to cook over low heat until soup is thick and creamy!

Recipe Video

 

 

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.

And I kid you not, I think I have come up with the most amazing soup in the world.  I am not even going to google “roasted broccoli cheese soup” because I just don’t want to know if everyone and their grandma thought it up before me.

I just want this moment to pretend its all mine. 😂

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

 

Variations for Broccoli Cheese Soup

You can use fresh garlic in place of the spice. Just use about 2 cloves and finely mince. Add to the pot when you add the onions.

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.

Don’t have 87 kids like me? Just put leftovers in the freezer in Ziploc containers. When you are ready to eat just pop the container into the microwave!

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!

I hope to see you try this.  It’s pretty much the most amazing comfort food ever.

Try my other favorite soups:

Cheeseburger Soup

The BEST Tomato Soup

 

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Comments

  • Bea @ CancunCOOKIES says:

    Yumm yumm!

  • Ambar says:

    I will def try it! looks super easy!

  • TidyMom says:

    oh we LOVE cheese broccoli soup but roasted sounds AMAZING!!

    Thanks for linking up Amanda!!…….I’m in LOVE with that bowl too!

  • Villy @ For the love of Feeding says:

    Drooling! Looks amazing!

  • Pavena Lee says:

    I went Google it for you, and you are definitely the only one with a “roasted broccoli and meunster cheese soup” recipe!!

  • HeatherChristo says:

    Love it. Love everything about it! maybe even making it for dinner tonight!

  • marla says:

    You just made broccoli even more exciting to me 🙂

  • Maria says:

    I want to pick up that spoon and start eating!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    This is such a great soup!

  • Diane says:

    I have broccoli and cheese in the fridge – thanks for deciding tonights dinner.

  • Kristina Vanni says:

    How delicious and warming! Such a great idea to personalize a classic soup with muenster cheese. Can’t wait to try!

  • Pumpkinbear says:

    I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never eaten broccoli roasted. I’m going to try that, and THEN try the soup!

  • Emily (New York) says:

    I am obbbbsessed with broccoli cheese soup! Every time I go out to eat and order soup – it’s that – but I haven’t been able to master it at home 🙁 Thank you for sharing this! Now maybe I can actually make some at home too!

  • Stephanie says:

    I just made this soup…to die for! I had leftover cheese from a fondue party and needed a recipe to use it up. I had Extra Sharp Irish Cheddar and Smoked Gouda. I only made half the recipe since I am the only one in my family who will eat it but I wish I had made the full recipe! I am going to put some in the freezer to see how well it holds up and might make the full batch next time…there will be a next time. Thank you!!!

  • Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids says:

    Oh, my. This looks like soup perfection to me. Yummy!

  • Gaby says:

    It looks and sounds great! I have a question what is half and half? Thanks and greetings from Colombia

    • Amanda says:

      Its a version of cream, not quite as heavy as heavy whipping cream, and not quite as light as milk. If you do not have it I am sure you can google “half and half substitution” and find a good alternative! 🙂

      • CJ says:

        Half and half literally stands for “half milk and half cream.”

  • Oh my lands, that soup looks something you simply would NOT be ale to stop eating.

  • Sonya says:

    This was so delicious, and relatively easy to make. I loved this recipe, Thanks!!!

  • Hani says:

    Looks delicious. I love soups.
    Beautiful white bowl!

  • Carla's Confections says:

    Wow what beautiful photos Amanda! Really stunning. This is one of my favorite soups 🙂 I’ve never tried it with roasted broccoli though! Can’t wait to try it

  • Laura says:

    Looks amazing!! So I figured out what I can substitute for half and half but can’t for muenster cheese – Do you have any ideas? {It’s so inconvenient living in Australia sometimes!} Thanks 🙂

  • Whitney says:

    I love your site! (I think I found you through The Yummy Life). I made this last night for dinner and I never comment on recipes that find online but this was so awesome that I had to stop by and let you know! Thanks for the recipe and I will be checking in for new recipes frequently! Keep up the good work 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Love to hear that! So glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for the kind words! Blessings to you!

  • Karen says:

    Guuuurrrl, I made it last night and it was great! I didn’t use muenster (it was a bit spendy), but bookoo amounts of cheddar worked just fine. I added some roasted garlic and served a nice crusty bread with it and everyone had seconds. We’re thinking next time of tossing in some bacon…assuming bacon can still be found! Thanks for the great posts!

    • Amanda says:

      YAY!! What fantastic suggestions too… I will have to try them! Blessings!

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