Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

Homemade cream of broccoli soup is a family favorite! Velvety soup that is healthy, rich and simple and filled with flavor and topped with bacon and cheese. 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 367 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 2 TB butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 sticks celery chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 8 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 TB butter
  • 3 TB all purpose flour
  • 2 cups half n half
  • 1-2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • pepper to taste
  • bacon and shredded cheese for garnish


  1. In a medium stock pot, melt 2 tablespoons butter and saute garlic and celery until tender. Add broccoli and broth, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, over low heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter, stir in flour and add milk. Stir until thick and bubbly.

  3. In batches, pour the soup into a blender and pulse for a few seconds, then puree until smooth.

  4. Add soup to flour mixture. Season with garlic salt and pepper and stir in cheddar cheese.

  5. If desired, garnish with more cheese and bacon.

Nutrition Facts
Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1161mg 48%
Potassium 644mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 33.6%
Vitamin C 142.7%
Calcium 35.9%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.