Broccoli Cheese Soup Without Chicken Broth

Broccoli is one of the vegetables that most people either enjoy or hate. However, some people don’t like eating broccoli alone. However, they are a fan of soups made with broccoli.

In general, soup is a traditional food that everyone can enjoy. It’s quick to cook, generally affordable, and very soothing during cold winter months.

The broccoli cheese soup originates from France with a thick base of chicken broth and cream. However, the recipe below does not use the broth from the chicken.

To make our broccoli cheese soup, we use milk, cream cheese, onion, and broccoli. It is fast, easy, delicious, and simple.

How to Make Broccoli Soup With Cheese With Chicken Broth

Take a look at the step-by-step instructions below. For more in-depth instructions, refer to the ingredient list. Enjoy!

Step 1: Gather your materials.

Step 2: Peel and chop the onion. Slice and remove the carrot. Grind the garlic cloves and chop the broccoli.

Step 3: Melt the butter in a low-heat pan, and add garlic and onion. Sauté for a few minutes before adding the broccoli and carrots.

Step 4: Add the flour. When it has developed a dough-like consistency, mix in the liquid and mix.

Step 5: Add the bay leaves and the nutmeg in a pinch. Cook under cover for 10 minutes.

Step 6: Add the cream, milk, and cheese. Give it a thorough stir.

Step 7: Serve and relax with bread that you can dip!

This is the most creamy broccoli cheese soup that I’ve ever prepared. If you like delicious and rich soups, this recipe is for you!

  • Yield: 7 cups
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large carrot
  • Two cups of water
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk that is full-fat
  • 1 medium broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese 1 1/2 cup grated
  • 1 Cup cream
  • Salt and pepper as desired
  • A little Nutmeg
  • 1 leaf of a bay


Peel the onion, then chop the onion finely.

Peel the carrot and grate it using cheese graters on the thickest part.

Smash the garlic cloves into two pieces.

Slice the broccoli into tiny pieces.

Melt the butter at a low temperature in a pot. Once it’s completely liquid and starts to bubble, mix the chopped onions and the garlic cloves minced.

Cook for a few minutes before mixing the grated carrots.

Add the broccoli pieces and mix thoroughly.

Sprinkle the flour over. Continue to stir. The doughy mixture will develop, and you must stir it well to avoid lumps.

Then, add 2 cups of water. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until the components near the top of the pan disappear.

Put the bay leaves and a pinch of Nutmeg. Cook under cover with a high flame for 10 to 15 minutes.

Reduce heat, and add cream, milk, and cheese. Stir until the soup is thoroughly mixed.

Serve in bowls and sprinkle a bit of broccoli or cheese over the top.

Nutritional Information

  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Calories: 405
  • Total fat: 33g
  • Saturated fat: 20g
  • Trans fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 10g
  • Cholesteral: 100mg
  • Sodium: 371mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 12g

Substitutes for Broccoli & Cheese Soup

I frequently make two substitutions while making broccoli soup made of cheese:

  1. Omit the Chicken Broth– It isn’t necessary, and its taste is completely masked by cheese, cream, and broccoli. Therefore, it’s best to avoid broth in this instance.
  2. Substitute Cauliflower for BroccoliSometimes, occasions I’ll substitute cauliflower for broccoli. It’s just as delicious. However, I prefer the color green broccoli more.
  3. Add some rice. Another tasty variation can be to include 4 tablespoons of rice in the pan while cooking the vegetables. Rice is delicious in soup.

Pro Tips: To make the soup, you simply need to ensure it does not get stuck to the bottom when cooking it. To achieve this, you have to stir it continuously.

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