Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

This Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe is the perfect fall soup! It’s easy, it’s cheesy, and it’s so delicious. I love this slow cooker broccoli cheese soup any time of the year.

Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe

Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup is the most delicious soup for the fall and winter season. Broccoli cheddar soup is a classic, and making it in a slow cooker means it’s super easy too!

This cooler weather is practically begging for me to make comfort food! All I want to do is put on my comfiest and warmest outfit and eat soup for days! Better yet, crockpot soups! I never knew creating a delicious, filling, and comforting meal could be this easy. Throw your ingredients in a slow cooker while you watch reality TV for hours (or go to work, or clean, or whatever…I prefer TV), then add a TON of cheese at the end, and enjoy! Dreams do come true!

You really can’t go wrong with this Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe. It’s super cheesy and creamy, and totally fool-proof. It would be perfect to make in bulk for friends or a potluck, and it can easily be frozen to eat later. It’s just the perfect soup recipe!

Make this easy Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe. It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it will warm up those chilly winter nights!

Two bowls of crockpot broccoli cheese soup

Two bowls of crockpot broccoli cheddar soup

What’s in Broccoli Cheese Soup?

This crockpot broccoli cheese soup is just so delicious! Here’s a quick look at the ingredients list:

  • Chicken Broth
  • Butter
  • Broccoli
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • Diced Onions
  • Diced Celery
  • Diced Garlic
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Flour
  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt & Pepper

I like to garnish this soup with sour cream, cilantro, and more cheese, so make sure you have some of that on hand too.

What goes well with Broccoli Cheddar Soup?

I could eat a huge bowl of this soup for dinner and not need anything else, although a bit of hearty bread for dipping is a must! Crockpot broccoli cheese soup goes with so many other things though, so it works as an appetizer or side dish too. I love doing the classic soup and salad or soup and sandwich combo when I make this stuff.

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How do you thicken Broccoli Cheddar Soup?

Adding a bit of flour or cornstarch helps to thicken up soups. In this crockpot broccoli cheese soup recipe, we add in the flour with the butter, milk, onions, celery, and garlic to make the “sauce” before adding it in with the rest of the soup. I used whole wheat flour for this recipe, but you can use other types of flour too. This is what helps to give the soup its thick and creamy consistency.

Can you freeze Broccoli Cheese Soup?

Yes, you can easily freeze any leftover soup to save for later. Let the soup cool and then store it in airtight containers. You can then freeze the soup for up to 2 months. I recommend storing it in individual portion sizes so that you can thaw and reheat just as much as you need each time, rather than having to thaw the whole batch when you only need a couple of portions.

To reheat broccoli cheddar soup: let it thaw in the refrigerator, and then heat it on the stove top over low-medium heat. Stir consistently to so it heats up evenly. You could also reheat it in the slow cooker on low heat.

A bowl of slow cooker broccoli cheese soup with two slices of bread dipped in

A bowl of crockpot broccoli cheddar soup with bread

How to Make Broccoli Cheese Soup in a Crockpot

This crockpot broccoli cheese soup recipe couldn’t be easier! Start by combining butter, onions, celery, garlic, milk, and flour in a skillet. Then add that mixture into the slow cooker along with chicken broth and broccoli, and let it cook on high for 3 hours (or on low for 6 hours). At the end, stir in the cream and cheese.

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Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup | The Cookie Rookie
Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins
 

This Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe is the perfect fall soup! It’s easy, it’s cheesy, and it’s so delicious. I love this slow cooker broccoli cheese soup any time of the year.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheese soup, crockpot broccoli cheese soup recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 711 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cups diced onion
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons diced garlic
  • 6 Tbsp flour I used whole wheat
  • 24 ounces cans evaporated milk 2-12 oz cans
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 cups diced broccoli
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 14 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Sour cream more cheese and cilantro for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add celery and onion and stir until translucent and soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and flour, whisking to combine. Continue to whisk as you pour in the evaporated milk and whisk until fully combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook the sauce until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour sauce into slow cooker and add chicken broth and broccoli. Stir to combine. Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  5. Turn off heat and stir in cream. Stir in all the cheese (in batches) stirring to melt and combine.
  6. Serve hot garnished with sour cream, cilantro, and more cheese if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 711 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 80%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 782mg 33%
Potassium 939mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 43.3%
Vitamin C 87.9%
Calcium 91.7%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Comments

Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
I need this noooooow! I love making broccoli cheese soup, but never thought to do it in the slow cooker! Time to change that!
Becca from It's Yummi!
I'm running to Aubrey's for the recipe to this soup. It looks FAB, Becky!
Lauren @ Hall Nesting
Hours of reality tv and a cheesy soup has my name written all over it!
Jennie @onesweetmess
God bless the Crockpot! This soup looks amazing. Pinned.
Kristyn
Yum!! I'll definitely have to try this out! :)
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
The best thing about the weather getting cooler is all the soups! Just made a huge pot in my crock pot today! Going to have to check out this one for next time.
Beth
Words I like.. crock pot and tv hahaha :)
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
This looks like heaven in a bowl! And it's made in the slow cooker! Double win!!
Cookin Canuck
Oh yeah, bring on the slow cooker soups! This looks so comforting and stick-to-your-ribs hearty. Perfect for the fall and winter!
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That's amazing. Never thought I could put cheese in a soups!! Will try it for sure!
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