Loaded Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

This Potato Soup is so full of flavor and has so many delicious ingredients including cheese, potatoes and broccoli. Sure to be a hit at every home.

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Soups are an obsession this time of year! I make them so often that you could almost call it a hobby. I think I enjoy them so much because they remind me of weather cooling down and that the holidays are approaching. And I LIVE for the holidays! Definitely my favorite time of year.

It wasn’t too long ago that I spotted a recipe on Pinterest from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe that I knew I had to try. It’s called Loaded Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup. The name alone makes you want to try it, right?! When you know it has broccoli, cheese and potatoes you know it’s going to taste great and let me tell you – IT DID!! It was so hearty and delicious that I think the hubby sneaked a few bowls. I may have too. 😉

The soup ends up pretty thick making it almost a chowder, but it can be made more soup-y by adding more broth or milk, which is how we prefer it. If you love flavorful soups then you’ll definitely want to try this one. Broccoli and Cheese Soups are always good but with the potatoes and extra bacon, this soup is too good to be true!

Loaded Broccoli, Cheese and Potato Soup - so full of flavor and so many delicious ingredients. This soup will keep you warm and full any time of year! { lilluna.com }

You can easily change up the veggies depending on what you like most. 😉 And if you love bacon you might want to add a few more slices. 😉

Loaded Broccoli Cheese Soup - so full of flavor and so many delicious ingredients. This soup will keep you warm and full any time of year! { lilluna.com }

Broccoli Cheese Soup

How to make Loaded Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup:



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4.9 from 27 reviews
Loaded Broccoli and Cheese Soup
This Potato Soup is so full of flavor and has so many delicious ingredients including cheese, potatoes and broccoli. Sure to be a hit at every home.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 8-10
  • 2 - 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth
  • 2-3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed into small pieces
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 small heads broccoli (washed and diced small)
  • 3 TB butter
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 3½ - 4 cups milk
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  1. In a large pot combine chicken broth, carrots potatoes and onion powder.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli, cover and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. While simmering, melt butter in a large sauce pan. Whisk in the flour and cook for another minute (or until golden brown). Whisk in milk and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add cheese and stir until it is all melted. Add salt and garlic pepper.
  6. Pour cheese sauce into the large pot and stir until well combined.
  7. Add more milk for a thinner consistency and add any additional salt and pepper needed. Top with bacon pieces.
  8. Serve warm.

Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. 

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    This looks so hearty and delicious… perfect for those cold Fall nights!
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  2. 2

    This is one of those soups that would warm you up from the inside out; it is the epitome of comfort!
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  3. 3

    Definitely a winner! Creamy, cheesy broccoli soups have always been a favorite and this one, being so deliciously loaded, is my kinda soup!
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  4. 4

    Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of our favorites! Thanks for the awesome looking recipe!
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  5. 5

    LOVE how hardy this soup is! 🙂 Perfect for fall.
    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama recently posted..Easy Cheesy Broccoli Chicken SoupMy Profile

  6. 7

    Hearty soups like this are a favorite around here! Perfect comfort food!
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  7. 8

    I must make this one soon! It looks so delicious!

  8. 9

    mmmm- adding this to the menu this week! Trying to pretend its fall weather here in California 😉

  9. 10

    Loaded indeed – so chunky and wonderful!
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  10. 11

    I made this tonight for the family & it was just as delicious as it seems! Everyone went back for seconds (& thirds!). Thank you!

  11. 12

    I love soups and eat them everyday. This looks so delicious, chunky, cheesey and hearty. I can’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing.

  12. 13

    Does anyone know how much flour to add? On my end it shows a square box!

  13. 16

    Just curious, the recipe sounds good but has anyone actually made it? Living in the Midwest soup is always a great comfort food and keeps the old bones warm!! I have several recipes for Broccoli soup but I like change, is this a keeper?

    • 17

      I made this on the weekend. Delicious! Instead of onion powder and garlic pepper, I sauteed minced onion and garlic into the butter before adding the flour. I also lightly mashed the veggies and broth with a potato masher before adding the cheese sauce and added some hot chili sauce at the end to give it a bit of a kick. Very simple to make and very tasty. Will definitely make again.

    • 20

      It seems like a great recipe…. I am making it tomorrow so I will have to post how it comes out

    • 21

      LOL I hate comments in blogs from other bloggers who never tried the recipe, but instead make comments about it like “looks so good, I love broccoli and cheese, winning combo!!!!!” But yes, several commens here are from people who actually made the soup.

  14. 22

    Boxed loaded scalloped potatoes can be subbed for the base, cook with chicken broth or water with Better than Bullion chicken. Cook until potatoes are really soft, add your veggies then add more broth if needed to thin, then add canned milk and your cheese, freshly grated parmesan cheese steps it up a notch also, use it as part of the topping with chopped green onions.

  15. 23

    Has anyone figured out the amount of calories in this by chance?
    Thanks ahead of time!

  16. 24

    what in Gods name does TB of butter mean , surely not tubs , if so than its not very healthy

  17. 31

    Way to much fat content with all that cheese

  18. 32
    Cathy Jarolin :

    This has got to be the most Delicious Soup I have seen in a long time! I Pinned it on my pinterest board . I am excited about making it!! My Husband is going to love it! He loves cheese and chunky soup! Thankyou so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  19. 33

    Can you substitute another broth beside chicken husband allergic to it. Onion pepper the garlic pepper never heard of are those ingredients a must?

  20. 40

    So how many servings does this make??? I cant find that info anywhere. Got 9 coming for book club. 1.5 times? double? someone help me out here.

  21. 42

    How many servings is this recipe for? I am feeding a 22 year old, and 19 year old (sons in college) and a hungry husband….if it is for 4 servings I will need to double it at least! Thank you!

  22. 43

    Is it self rising flour or plain?

    • 44

      Plain , you are making a roux . I think you could probably use SR but I never have so can’t say what the outcome would be .

  23. 45

    Was absolutely delicious!

  24. 46

    Can the soup be made in a crock pot?
    If so what would be the cooking time?

  25. 47
    Goat Lady of the Mountain :

    In all my years of cooking, I have never seen TB to be interpreted as Tub. Use some common sense! Butter is high in calories yes but lower in additives than margarine. Weigh your options. The butter & flour make the roux, or base of this soup. It does not work as well with imitation butter or margarine. To try to make this a low calorie comfort food would violate the integrity of its goodness! No, you probably should not eat this everyday. But I made it as the recipe called for above and it is fabulous! Not a drop left. Thank you for sharing an easy recipe for this tasty soup!

  26. 48

    Is this recipe freezable?

  27. 52

    What is the estimated serving size =
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  28. 54

    Can you tell how many servings? I have a large family of 9 and always look for serving size. Thank you.

    • 55

      It probably feeds anywhere from 4-6 people. So, you would want to double it:) Anything left can be stored in the fridge and had for lunch the next day:) Hope you like it!

  29. 56
    Terry Olsen :

    Thank-you for sharing!

  30. 58

    Looks great wish I had some right now.

  31. 60

    This recipe looks so good and I would very much like to make it. Shuffling our daughter to and from various practices makes mekind of busy. I seen someone asked this but I didnt see a response, Is it possible to make this in a crock pot??

    • 61

      It is delish!! And, I’m sure it can be done in the crockpot. I haven’t tried it that way, but it seems like anything usually works in there. If you try, I’d love to know how it turns out!

  32. 62

    How many servings does this recipe make?

  33. 63

    Looks soo good! Doing this tomorrow for sure.

  34. 65

    Do you think this could be made in the crockpot? I want to try it tomorrow but my daughter has cheerleading practice so I do crockpot meals on Thursdays.

    • 66

      Usually, anything works out in the crockpot, so it should:) I can’t say I’ve tried this particular recipe in the crockpot, but if you want to try and let me know…that would be great to pass along.

  35. 67

    So I made this, it was very good. However, it separated the milk and cheese and upon asking a friend why she asked what temperature the recipe had called for the milk and cheese to be on. It doesn’t say. And I’ve never made a soup before so kind of disappointed this happened.

    • 68

      I’m sorry that happened! I usually keep the temp on the lower side, when I’m melting butter and adding milk, no higher than medium. Hopefully, that didn’t discourage you from trying again. I’m glad you liked it, though:)

  36. 69

    I am gonna make this today..

  37. 71

    I only made this with items I had on hand (for example, I only had about 2/3 of a bag of shredded colby jack, not a full 2c bag of cheddar), but it still turned out pretty good! I am excited to buy the proper ingredients and make it right, so it will be even better!

  38. 73

    Just made this soup today, turned out great. Simple to make and ready on 30 minutes. Loved it!

  39. 75

    I’m making this recipe this weekend and it will be my 4th time! I LOVE it! I make it for my family of 3 and freeze half for later. Usually, there are leftovers for my lunch the next day too! My daughter RARELY asks for seconds of anything and this is one that she always wants more of. Since I first made this–this winter– I would have to say this is my favorite meal. Now that I’m pregnant, I’ve been craving it like crazy! Who cares that it’s middle of summer and 90 degrees! lol

  40. 77

    This one is going on my list when soup season comes around. Today is July 20 with another heat index of 100 +.
    This potato soup will be a nice change from the “Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana”
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  41. 79

    I made this soup tonight for my husband and myself and it was delicious! It took a little bit of time between the prep, simmering, and roux making, but wasn’t complicated and it was so worth it! We both loved it and will be making it again 🙂

  42. 81

    Hello, I made this soup tonight and it’s delicious. The only thing I would change is to stir hot soup gradually into the cheese sauce stirring constantly because when I added the cheese sauce to the soup (as the directions indicated) the cheese sauce curdled a little. Thank you for a great recipe!

  43. 83

    I love my soups, Thank you for these lovely additions to my collection can’t wait to try them. Going to try the Potatoe,Bacon and Cheese today.

  44. 85

    I’m making this again tonight! My family of 5 just loves it! I really like that it makes two meals for us! For those that are complaining about making the roux, you can use cornstarch in it’s place. The first time I made it, I only had roughly 30 minutes to get it done, and my roux went all wrong. So I went to my pantry and followed the directions on my cornstarch and it turned out perfect. I also noticed a lot of people asking about serving size….. I have three young children, they all went back for seconds, and a husband who probably ate two serving sizes. I ate about 1 serving size, and we still had enough left over for both my husband and I for lunch the next day. This recipe is really great, and super simple. It really doesn’t take that long. If you’re short on time, buy pre-cut carrots, and make your bacon in the oven (it’s the only way I cook bacon now), while your soup is cooking. You could also cut your broccoli in advance, and you could pre peel and cut your potatoes in the morning, just be sure you submerge them in water and store in the fridge until you are ready to cook them (not recommended for more than 24 hours). This recipe is worth every minute, and every calorie, lol!

    • 86

      Thank you so much Jen for sharing all of that!! It really is an easy and delicious recipe! I hope that helps anyone needing it! Thanks again!

      • 87

        No problem! I would hate for others to miss out on such a great recipe because they think it will take them a long time to make. It turned out fabulous again tonight! I can’t thank you enough for this recipe, it is so wonderful! The fact that my kids will eat it and ask for more, means everything!!!!

  45. 88

    So I’m at work, surfing through Pinterest when I came upon this. Stomach instantly starting growling! How yummy does this look!!! When the weather gets cooler here in a month or so, I will be making this. Thank you for this amazing recipe. 🙂

  46. 90

    Is it just me that hasn’t heard of garlic pepper?

  47. 92

    I’d like to make this tonight, but only have frozen broccoli on hand. Would you recommend cooking the broccoli first and then adding it, or putting it in frozen and letting the soup cook a little longer? I’m so excited to try this, it looks amazing 🙂

  48. 96

    This soup is delicious! I used fresh onions (1/2 of a large) instead of onion powder, followed the rest of the recipe to a tee and it was great! Love that it is so easy to make also!

  49. 98

    Can someone tell me if you drain the water out of the veggies or do u leave it in ??

  50. 100

    I made this soup tonight. It was delicious! Had great flavour! Next time however I will be careful about measuring my broth as my soup was not thick but my husband loved it. He had 2 helpings. I will follow the advice of adding soup to cheese sauce gradually as I found there was a little gritty taste. I think the cheese sauce may have curdled a bit. I will make it again though. I like hearty soups for the Fall.

    • 101

      Thanks for giving it a try and I’m glad your hubby liked it and you! More milk will make it thinner, it just depends on how you guys like it. This is a great, hearty soup for sure!

  51. 102

    I tried this recipe tonight and it was so easy. It came out great. Thanks for a great recipe.

  52. 104

    I was down to a cup and a half of cheddar cheese and had no money for bacon so my husband used some of the gouda cheese we bought for his homemade Mac and cheese for the rest. It really gave it a smoked flavor. It’s times like this when I love having a chef for a husband!

  53. 106

    Made these and they are delicious!
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  54. 108

    This soup sounds delicious. Do you think I could just put everything in the crock pot st once and let it cook for a couple hours?

  55. 110

    Curious, has anyone substituted cheddar with Velveeta?

  56. 113

    Your loaded broccoli & cheese soup was DELICIOUS. My sister-in-law made it for Thanksgiving dinner. I just got the recipe and I am going to make it for my husband and I. We both love soup.
    Thank you so much.

  57. 115

    A must make! Thanks for sharing!
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  58. 117

    I have made this a few times now and just have to tell you how amazing it is!! Thank you for this recipe!

  59. 119

    I just made this soup it was perfect for this cold night. I did add a little bit of sour cream to it i definitely recommend this recipe!

  60. 121

    I made this tonight and I am so thrilled. It is AMAZING. I did tweak it a little. I sautéed onions and minced garlic to add to the broth. I also added a little of my bacon grease to the broth. I am so excited about this recipe! Thank you for sharing:)

  61. 123

    This was so delicious, glad i doubled the ingredients!

  62. 125

    I just tried this soup recipe, and Oh My! It was really easy to make, and sooo delicious, the perfect comfort food ! Gave some to my sister and she just couldn’t stop raving about it. The only thing I changed was I only put 2 cups of cheese in it, instead of 4, like the recipe called for. BUT that’s the beauty of it, you can customize this recipe to suit your own taste. Love love love this!

  63. 127

    I made this yesterday …I did tweak a bit. It was delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  64. 129

    Made it, the milk didn’t thicken, I would suggest more flour and butter to start.

    But delicious.

  65. 131

    I found your recipe. It looks delicious. Except I’m in Europe and we don’t have that kind of measurement. And now I’m stuck. How much is a cup? Why cups and not grams, or tablespoons, or something that is not so complicated?

  66. 132

    This soup is so good!! Didn’t have fresh broccoli so used frozen broccoli florets. Also added a little extra salt. Husband loved it!! Will definitely make again!

  67. 134

    Ok, this recipe is next on my list of wants to try but I really want to throw it in the crockpot, has anyone done this and if so does the whole flour/milk situation stay the same or not I don’t know cooking that well . Thanks so much for any help 🙂

  68. 135

    Yummy soup recipe! I made this with whatever ingredients we had on hand, and it came out delicious. I added a chopped onion, did not peel the potatoes, left out bacon, and used 2/3 of the cheese. I used a carton of broth that made it more liquid and less thick, which we prefer.

  69. 137

    Thank you! I successfully substituted Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 GF flour. Very tasty and simple!

  70. 139

    I just made this tonight! It was awesome!!!

  71. 141

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I even forgot to put the bacon on at the end (don’t tell my family I was supposed to add bacon) and it was still good. 🙂 I will definitely be making it again.

  72. 143

    Meh. Mine came out watery and under seasoned. Not a fan of combining the cheese sauce with the liquid as all mine did was curdle, (even with constant whisking far after the point of making the bechamel). I also think you put in the carrots and broccoli WAY too soon,(which I did not do, so at least mine is clumpy without mushy vegetables to boot), and even while avoiding that pitfall, this soup still came out watery and unappealing. I guess taking pretty pictures for Pinterest is more important than actually perfecting a recipe. This recipe was a complete fail.

    • 144

      I’m sorry you feel this way. I have never had a problem with mine being too watery or tasteless. This is one of our favs. Thanks for giving it a try though.

  73. 145

    Wow, just made this and it is excellent!!!!
    5 stars

  74. 147
    kay hughlett :

    Can you freeze the cheese broccoli soup?

  75. 149

    This recipe is really yummy thanks.

  76. 151

    Making this now, just wondering has anyone made this in a crockpot? If so, for how long?

  77. 152

    Can the Broccoli soup be made in a crockpot?

  78. 154

    You could also use potato flakes to thicken it and make it safe for celiacs and other wheat sensitive people to eat.

  79. 156

    This is the best soup recipe I’ve found on the net. Simply made & Simply delicious! Looking forward to making this apart of my regular dish.

  80. 158

    Instead of chicken broth , can you use Amish chicken base?

  81. 160

    I made the soup this morning. Oh, Yum. I added diced celery and that just notched it up in flavor. I prepared the recipe as posted and it came out perfect (except for adding the celery).
    Try it, you’ll love it!

  82. 162
    Carol Iannacone :

    I’m having company and that soup,Broccoli and Cheese,is going to be the best…

  83. 164

    I need information about the chiken broth. I’m a french canadian and I don’t understand what this mean.
    2 – 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth
    Is it : 2 cup plus 14.5oz
    2 cup OR 14.5oz
    only 14.5oz
    or the mix 3.75 cup ????


  84. 166

    Mmm, this soup was delicious! I forgot to get carrots but will definitely use them next time. I loved the flavor of this soup, it combines two of my favorites! I used an immersion blender before adding the cheese sauce! Great recipe, will definitely make again!