Cream of Broccoli Soup with Cheese

By Jeanie Rose | Broccoli

May 01

Cream of Broccoli Soup with Cheese from FreshBitesDaily.comThis cream of broccoli cheese soup is a rich soup with delicate color and flavor. Serve it with a green salad and hot sourdough for a memorable winter meal. The dark green flowerettes added to the soup at the last minute make this pale green soup very interesting. Leftovers can be carefully reheated but the soup does not freeze well. However, there is usually not enough left to consider freezing. We often add pieces of cooked chicken to this soup a few minutes before adding the cheese.

Cream of Broccoli Soup Ingredients

  • 2 quarts vegetable broth or hot chicken bone broth, simmering in a soup pot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 5 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 6 cups broccoli broken into small flowerettes
  • 4 tablespoon flour or thickener of choice
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoon dry white wine (optional)
  • 3 cups grated Monterey jack cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Cream of Broccoli Soup Steps

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet. The skillet needs to be large enough to accommodate all the vegetables and have a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Saute the garlic for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the onion and marjoram sauteing until the onion is transparent, stirring every few moments.
  4. Add the celery along with a cup of bone broth. Cover the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Lift the lid and add all but 2 cups of the broccoli. Add more broth if necessary. Don’t let the veggies dry to the point of sticking to the pan. You will lose the delicate flavor. Put the lid back on and cook an additional 5 minutes. Broccoli is not a vegetable to over-cook. It turns a dark brown-green and the flavor changes when allowed to cook too long. The concept of this soup is based on broccoli that is still green and sweet-tasting.
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  6. Place the veggies in a food processor with 2 cups of bone broth and puree. Be careful! This is hot.
  7. Stir the pureed veggie mix into the hot bone broth that is simmering on the stove. Add the wine, if you are opting for it. At this point, the alcohol will cook out before serving the soup.
  8. Add the additional flowerettes and cook for about a minute. These flowerettes will stay bright green.
  9. Briskly stir the flour into the whipping cream with a wire whip and slowly add to the soup pot, stirring all the while. If the soup is too thick, add more broth, water, or milk.
  10. Stir in the cheese and turn off the heat. (If you have made enough soup for two meals, pull out enough for the second meal and then add the cheese to the soup for day one. Cheese does not always reheat nicely.)
  11. Test for salt and pepper. Make your adjustments.
  12. Serve hot. Garnish with a bit of fresh basil of parsley. To reheat, use the lowest possible flame and take some time to do the job. Stir often to prevent sticking and burning. Do not bring the soup to a boil.
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12 years ago

Stopping by from Tuesday at the Table!

12 years ago

That soup looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Lea H
12 years ago

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

12 years ago

YUM! I love soup at any time of year! This looks fantastic!

12 years ago

Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday! Would love for you to add my link to your post when you link up. I love your soup… pinning!!!

12 years ago

I’ve been looking for a recipe for Broccoli soup. Thanks so much. Linda

12 years ago

yum! pinned this!!


12 years ago

Mmmmmm, I love Cream of Broccoli soup! I haven’t added marjoram or wine to my before. I think I’ll have to try that the next time. Good idea! Would you consider adding this post to my homesteading link-up at

12 years ago

This looks fantastic! Love the creamy cheesiness, but its healthy because its broccoli! Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!

12 years ago

That looks really yummy!

12 years ago

This soup and I are flirting with each other. It looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us on My Meatless Mondays.

IT is being featured, this week so come visit it and the others great recipes that are being linked up.

Amanda Rose
12 years ago
Reply to  Chaya

Thanks Chaya! I’m shocked that it’s Monday again already. 🙂


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