Broccoli Cheese Soup

Main Dishes · Soups · September 4, 2018

This Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe tastes JUST like the broccoli cheese soup from Pacific Wharf Cafe at California Adventure! Loaded with broccoli and two different cheeses, this creamy and delicious soup is the ultimate comfort food, especially when served in a bread bowl!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup

If you’ve ever been to the Pacific Wharf Cafe at California Adventure in Anaheim, you may have tried their Broccoli Cheese Soup in a Bread bowl. If not, you must try it – it’s practically HEAVEN!! Well, we recently went to Disneyland and California Adventure (which I will be blogging about in the coming days) and I have been dying to find a recipe that compares to this little piece of heaven. I’m happy to report that my mom was able to do just that. She made a few changes to the original she had, and I have to admit it was one of the best recipes I’ve ever tried! Although we didn’t eat ours in a bread bowl, it tasted just like the Broccoli Cheddar Soup at the Pacific Wharf Cafe!!

Believe it or not, this recipe is as simple as it is delicious. It only takes about 30 minutes to come together, and the ingredients are super simple. In fact, you probably have most of them on hand already. In no time at all, you can have a little taste from the Happiest Place on Earth right in your own kitchen. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t know what it is about the combination of broccoli and cheddar, but this soup makes for the ultimate comfort food – especially on cold days.

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How to Make Broccoli Cheese Soup

Here are the simple directions for making this cheesy and delicious soup. I’m warning you now, it’s so simple to make, it’ll become your favorite go-to soup!

  1. Add your chicken brother to a large pot and bring to a simmer. Add chopped broccoli, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a separate pot, melt butter then add flour, salt and pepper and cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Whisk in the warmed milk and cook for another 6-8 minutes until soup starts to thicken.
  3. Add warmed chicken broth and broccoli to soup mixture and stir until well blended. Then add cheeses and stir until cheese is completely melted.

This recipe is as simple as it sounds and is so delicious!

How to Thicken Broccoli Cheese Soup

Add flour or cornstarch to the soup to thicken it. To do that, just whisk a few tablespoons of cornstarch into a little broth in a separate bowl before whisking it into the main pot. This will help thicken up the entire soup.

How to Make Broccoli Cheese Soup in Crock Pot

Add butter and flour to your pot and let melt. Add milk and let set for 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients but cheese. Cover and cook on high for 2 hour or on low for 4-6 hours, adding cheese 30 minutes before done.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

This is definitely the best homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup I have tried!! Now, I just need to find some super yummy Sourdough Bread bowls and eat this soup with them, and perhaps I’ll feel a little bit like I’m back at California Adventure! If you’re also looking for a Baked Potato Soup recipe similar to that from Carnation Cafe, then CLICK HERE.

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Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

This Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe tastes JUST like the broccoli cheese soup from Pacific Wharf Cafe at California Adventure! Loaded with broccoli and two different cheeses, this creamy and delicious soup is the ultimate comfort food.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 504 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 29 oz chicken broth (2 cans)
  • 1 small crown broccoli chopped
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Add your chicken brother to a large pot and bring to a simmer. Add chopped broccoli, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  2. While chicken broth is cooking, heat milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a separate pot, melt butter then add flour, salt and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Whisk in warmed milk. Cook for another 6-8 minutes until soup starts to thicken.
  4. Add warmed chicken broth and broccoli to soup mixture and stir until well blended.

  5. Add cheeses and stir until cheese is completely melted. Serve warm and ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 1573mg 66%
Potassium 402mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 6g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 24.6%
Vitamin C 17.7%
Calcium 66.8%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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    Dezi A

    Yum! Can’t wait to try this. The only other Broccoli Cheese Soups I’ve made call for the fake cheese stuff – Cheese Whiz or Velveeta. Bleh. Thanks!

      Lil' Luna

      LOL!! Don’t use the fake stuff anymore!! This recipe was seriously the best Broccoli Cheese recipe I’ve tasted. Let me know if you make it and what you think. Have a Merry Christmas, Dezi!!

        Corina Duarte

        do you make your own bread bowls?

          Lil' Luna

          I wish!! I have never tried to before but if you have a good sourdough recipe I’d love to try it! Then it would really be just like the Pacific Wharf’s Broccoli Cheese soup! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Jill @ A Mom With A Lesson Plan

    We had this for dinner. It is soooo good and soooo simple. A new family favorite for sure. Thanks.

      Lil' Luna

      So glad you liked it! It’s definitely my new fav broccoli cheese soup. Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Camille

    Just made this for my family. Everyone loved it!! Very simple to make, and super tasty. I altered the instructions a bit…put the chicken broth in a bigger pot, and then cooked the broccoli in the broth while I made the roux, and then added the roux and cheese to the broth/broccoli pot. Thanks for the yummy recipe, I will definitely be making it again!

    Laura H

    The Broccoli Soup sounds delightful. I do have a question: how long do you cook the broccoli?

    John

    Hi,
    Looks yummy and something I would like to try.

    My only question is the quantity of chicken stock as it states 2 cans, but what sized cans. Sorry, it’s a bloke kind of question. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Lil' Luna

      You would use the 14.5 ounce cans ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that helps..sorry, it isn’t clear. I will need to change that. Thanks for stopping by!

    JML

    Can this freeze?

    Joy

    This soup is so creamy & cheesy!! My kids, who are picky eaters even liked it! I am so excited to have soups all the time!

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