This thick and creamy broccoli, cheese and potato soup is lick-the-bowl good! Pure comfort in a bowl, a one-pot meal your whole family will love and ready in under 30 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings
4.95 from 55 votes

Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
This thick and creamy broccoli, cheese and potato soup is lick-the-bowl good! Pure comfort in a bowl, a one-pot meal your whole family will love and ready in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium carrot (chopped)
  • 1 celery stalk (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour (AP, whole wheat or gluten-free flour)
  • 2 1/2 cups less sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 2 medium potatoes (peeled and diced small)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • 4 cups about 2 heads broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2 slices 2% American cheese
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Chop onion, carrot, celery, garlic in a chopper or mini food processor.
  • In a large soup pot, melt butter.  Add chopped vegetables and sauté on low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add flour, salt and pepper to the pot and stir until smooth.
  • Add chicken broth, milk and potatoes and set heat to high until it comes to a boil, then cover and cook on low until potatoes are soft, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add broccoli florets, Parmesan cheese, and stir well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Cook uncovered until broccoli is cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • Add cheddar and American cheese, stir well and remove from heat.
  • Using an immersion blender, quickly blend part of the soup for a quick second or two. If you don't have an immersion blender, remove about 1-2 cups of potatoes and broccoli, place it in your chopper, then add it back to the soup. This helps thicken it a bit.

Nutrition

Serving: 1-1/3 cup, Calories: 239kcal, Carbohydrates: 25.5g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 9.5g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 603mg, Fiber: 3.5g
Freestyle Points: 7
Points +: 7