Of course I found this recipe and it turned out delish, as I expected. Leslie is a teacher, and the story goes that she first tasted Broccoli soup in the 1980s at her school cafeteria. I will definitely be making this one again. Thank you so much for a delicious and easy broccoli soup recipe! I have a little problem, I don't know how to count the points and I have to loose 15 pound that I gain in Quiting Smoking. https://www.skinnytaste.com/baked-potato-soup/. This is absolutely amazing and I want to thank you for helping me make the WW journey that much easier. Can you make this in an instant pot? Still came out amazing! This soup is delicious! This is a quick and yummy soup. Then I pureed it and stirred in the rest. Used a couple of peoples' tips of using 1/2 cauliflower & 1/2 potatoes, as well as using a potato masher instead of an immersion blender… worked out perfectly. Not sure how this freezes with the cheese. This was delicious. Excellent! AND PLEASE TELL ME WHERE TO BUY THE Wooden SPOON? Then I used my food processor to blend the soup a few cups at a time and after they were blended I dumped them into the crock pot. Thank you for the recipes…we've tried several and have been pleased everytime, even my picky husband! Blah. This looks like a great way to sneak brocolli into my son’s diet cos he hates brocolli! A keeper! Keep the creams/soups of vegetables coming because your recipes are just great!!!! I will run my immersion blender through the soup BEFORE I add the cheese at the end. Would this recipe work with cauliflower instead of broccoli? ….gotta use what you have or what you can find in the stores! Thanks! I find a new recipie everyday. I made this for dinner last week and it was delicious. This soup is amazing! Also, I do not have a immersion blender so I threw in the chunks of broccoli and potatoes in a mini food processor. Add the thyme and the frozen Thanks again, Gina! We will be making this at least once a month. YUMMMM!!! Thanks for taking the time to do this. Wondering your thoughts on using buttermilk/cream/alternative milk. For those of you who don't have an immersion blender, just let the broccoli simmer a bit longer in the pot (I let the broc/cauli combo simmer about a half an hour) so it had a chance to cook down and get really smooshy. Thanks for the recipe . There is never enough liquid to cover the potatoes while they cook, much less the broccoli. Do you happen to know the sodium content? this is some good tasting soup! Please note, when I use mushrooms I reach for Bragg’s and Coconut amino acids, sorry, bad habit; less salt. I loved the taste and texture of this soup and will surely be making it again. Will be making this again! Thanks! I love cooking and baking bu soups have never been something I could make This was my very first proper yummy soup I have made and so I had to leave a review for those who are questioning if they should make this or not, MAKE IT! I'm sure whit cheddar or any other medium cheese will work. I have enough for service for 8-10 based on the amount my family eats. We make this soup regularly! Came together in about 30 min, and it went perfect with roasted salmon. Made it and it was delicious! Could riced cauliflower be used in place of the potato? LOVE! LOVE your recipes….it's the only website/cookbook I use anymore and my husband is always amazed that they are WW! This was delicious even without the American Cheese we can't get in Canada and it tasted even better the next day and was still delicious after 2 days. Thanks Gina. It is the best! I just wanted to say thank you for this amazing recipe. Can you please help me what that, I eat everything that you make because its tasty and Healthy. The only thing I didn’t use was the “American Cheese” (not sure what that is– Kraft Singles?? As a fellow WW I wonder this too. Thank you for this recipe and your recipe plans. Add salt! I did have a few substitutions though. I made it for my family to sample so that I could make soup for a friend going through chemo and my husband and I fought over the leftovers. Thank you! This site compares nutrition of broccoli vs cauliflower. Will be making again soon. This sounds good. I tried using the immersion blender to get them smooth, but they were still there. . Gina, does this soup really have 2770mg of salt per serving???? Using lite Coconut milk, homemade soy yogurt in lieu of sour cream and just a little of the Daiya Cheddar Shreds to make it vegan plus relatively low carb. I love that it's delicious and I can eat guilt free. This recipe came up under the Vegetarian tab. But, was absolutely delish and never going to panera for this again! Everyone that tries it wants another bowl! Gina, made this soup today for lunch and it was yummy.Thank you, I made this soup last night and it was wonderful. When will you add the green points to your recipes? Love this soup! I know it would mildly affect the flavor, but was thinking the consistency might be similar? I made this last night and it was fantastic! Sunday was cold and blustery so it was a perfect lunch. Gosh! Thanks girl! What could I substitute with? The cheese and the pinch of salt were plenty for the flavour. You should use the recipe builder. . This was an amazing recipe. My first time eating broccoli soup and my first time making it – Many thanks! I still don’t see the answer if this can be frozen. Gina, can you freeze soups , or anything else that has milk , cream etc? My sister and I call this Crack Soup because it is so addictive! I'm getting ready to make this…I'm so freaking excited. I love finding new soup recipes and this is now on our favourite list. i dont want to ruin it!! We just had this soup for dinner tonight. It was still delicious and actually has 33 fewer calories per cup. bummed but am going to try it with vegetable broth!! I added a little seasoned salt to serve. AP= all purpose flour. Thank you. I don't use points. came out great!!!!! My 2 year old just devoured an entire bowl! I work in a group home with people with intellectual disabilities, who also have some diet restrictions. I just made this recipe, it’s awesome. You can also add a potato or some cauliflower florets which are just so great at adding extra creaminess to a soup once it’s pureed. Can this be made in the IP? I was in a hurry, so I through everything except the milk, flour and cheese into my Instant Pot for 15 minutes. Definitely will be adding this into the soup rotations for the winter! Incredible soup with a great balance of flavors and textures. Do you have any insight?? In a large soup pot, melt butter. It is so creamy and melts really well – only 1pt+ for two portions! Tnx in advance to Anyone who knows the answer, I've successfully frozen and defrosted this recipe. Doubled the batch and added two extra cups of vegetable broth based on many of the comments I read here. When I calculate the points I get 7 (OLD) points though… still making again!! Hands down my favorite broccoli cheese soup. Doing some food prep before the school year starts! Also, I didn’t feel like taking out the immersion blender so I used a metal potato smasher instead to slightly purée.. Soup was perfect! Could you sub FF Greek yogurt for the sour cream? I followed the recipe almost exactly as written but omitted the American cheese. I found the whole recipe was only 7 WW pts and I used lo salt chicken broth in the box. I topped the soup in my bowl with fresh squeezed lemon juice. My whole family really enjoyed this! My husband loves broccoli cheese soup, but we've had problems in the past reheating cheesy soups because the cheese breaks and it looks really unappetizing. I also could not wait to have some for lunch today. I loved this recipe! I saw several people ask this but never saw the response..thanks Gina, you rock! Both a friend and I tried making it, but it just tastes of broth. When I served it, I topped it with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and a few bacon bits. I used 1 potato and 1 cup of cauliflower. 2. You have been using pureed cauliflower a lot lately to thicken soups. Thanks! The weather has turned cold here for a few days and this hit the spot. i don’t eat meat. Like Kim said–still amazing! Thanks! i LOVE your site and have passed on the web address to friends of mine from high school who i'm doing a 'get healthy' group with. I just made this two weeks ago and it was delicious! American cheese is Kraft slices. Made this the other night for dinner. However the restaurant version is extremely unhealthy. I have made this soup 5 or 6 times now. VERY tasty! Thank you so much! I used one white potato, probably 5 cups of broccoli (since I needed to use it up), only 1/4 cup of sargento shredded cheddar, 4 cups of veggie broth, and 4 tsp of "sprinkle" parmesan. I'm trying to make healthy meals ahead of time, but I'm not sure how a creamy soup would freeze…. I added mushrooms and frozen corn kernels just to give it more vegetables. I added more stock too because mine was a bit thick. . Thanks for the recipe, so happy to have found your site. Put the garlic oil in a large pan over a medium heat, add the chopped spring onions and cook for a couple of minutes. Pingback: Meal Planning tips and resources to help make your weekly plan attainable. Even my 2 and 4 years olds gobbled this up Thanks so much for all of the wonderful recipes! Try lowering the heat and letting it take a little more time to get to the right temperature! Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of comfort food mine. My husband who doesn't even like broccoli or vegetables in general had 3 helpings Thank you so much!! Gina, this is a wonderful soup! Hope that helps! Delicious! (I used frozen broccoli and vegetable broth.) It was SO filling, we each only had one bowl! This soup is very easy to make at home. Thanks so much for such a delicious recipe! This was a good one! Great recipe, thanks. I used shallots instead of the onions and aged Gouda cheese with a bit of Dubliner Cheddar (it's what I had on hand) and it came out great. I also subbed almond milk because that is what I had on hand and was happy with my results. Can this be put in a food processor after it’s cooked? I used chicken bouillon and water instead of chicken broth. This is going to be a regular recipe! I am confused though how it can make 5 servings of 1 2/3 Cups (total 8 cups) when there is only 2.5 cups of broth plus 1 cup of milk. I am not crazy about soups in general, but I enjoyed making this one and enjoyed more eating it, absolutely delicious thank you for all your recipes I have been using them for over two years, never disappointed. Made this last night when I was so in the mood for broccoli soup. It’s FABULOUS!! Thanks. Gina I've made the soup before and loved it. Turned out great. This soup is delicious. It turned out great! I used Frozen Organic Brccoli from Costco and substituted Pepper Jack Cheese for the Sharp Cheddar based on what I had in my fridge. My only complaint was that when the low fat cheese melted it stuck to everything and I really had to scrub to get it off. It's a much better flavor and it melts and blends well. . This would freeze great. I added a dash of cayenne pepper with the cheddar cheese to give it a kick. Thank you for such yummy recipes. I had such high hopes! I didn't look to see if anyone else has suggested this – but I have made this recipe twice now and I have frozen portions both times and they thaw out beautifully. I followed the recipe the best I could with what I had, while trying to go a bit heavy on the broccoli–I used 1 lb raw potato, 3.5 C chicken broth, 1 C 1% milk, ~7 C broccoli, 2 C reduced fat sharp cheddar, 2 T parmesan, and no American…I plugged it all into my recipe builder and it came out to 6 servings for 7 smart points. I make beef stock less often than chicken/veg because the bones are typically more expensive, but if you have enough than maybe try it with oxtails added! yes, I will make again. This is a wonderful recipe! I didn’t have fat free milk but used 2%. Gina, I've seen you mention before that you use Cabot cheese. I have made a lot of recipes off the internet, I’m a post op patient 9 years after weight loss surgery – this is definitely a keeper, lots of recipes I”ve made off the internet sites, have been thrown down the sink, so disappointing – not this one – thank you for a delicious recipe, next Cauiliflower cheese soup with bacon from your site – can’t wait. Thanks once again GIna, Regards Sophie, This recipe has become a family favorite! I have never blogged before, but I just had to tell you I think your work here is great!! My food philosophy is to eat seasonal, whole foods and maintain good portion control (everything in moderation!). also, i realized later that i left the garlic out by accident and it was still really yummy! Made this for my 78-year-old dad today and he absolutely loved it! Just finished this for Sunday lunch. The first time I made it I only had 1 small potatoe and one large sweet potato on hand so I made it with those 2 and I would like to suggest substituting a sweet potato for one of the white potatoes. No problem, Vanessa. Thanks, Gina. I have been feeding my family with your recipes for a while now, and they have all been hits. We starved. Made this last night, it was amazing. Hi Gina, first of all – thank you so much for all your recipes!! I used cauliflower instead of potatoes and it was damn good. Try blending it in your upright blender or food processor if your broccoli is fibrous, it works better than an immersion blender for broccoli and asparagus I find. Otherwise, it is easy and delicious. Could I put it all together in the instapot? Thank you : I am confused why this works out to 5 points…. I don’t have an Immersion blender, soI just take a cup and put it in the blender on puree for a few seconds. I was "stuck" eating this entire batch myself, for the most part. I always add a pinch of nutmeg and a half tsp of ground mustard, just like your Macaroni and Cheese soup. It freezes great and is great to pack in lunches. I will definitely be making this again soon! I am a good cook though. Add broccoli florets, Parmesan cheese, and stir well. Actually I really wished I doubled the recipe!This is such a keeper – Thank you Gina!I used frozen broccoli and it worked beautifully. Anytime we had leftover broccoli I would always heat it up the next day with melted cheese. I used coconut flour. It comes dry in individual packets to make 8 oz of broth. One of my favorite monthly family recipes! My soup needed a little boost which I supplied with a few drops of Sriracha. I don't know how it took me so long to see this recipe. Also used fage 0% greek yogurt instead of sour cream and reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese. I've never tried non-dairy cheese, but cashew milk would probably work. This soup was amazing! This soup is amazing! Added no calories and added a “filling” factory. Thanks. Thank you! This was before Panera or Subway’s broccoli soup or even Campbell’s Cream of Broccoli, so it was totally new to most folks. Made this for my parents who are in their 80s. What do you mean by cheese slices? Thank you! I chopped the onion, carrot, celery and garlic, and let them sautee on high for a few minutes while I chopped the broccoli. It’s a comforting weeknight meal ready in about 30 minutes ~ pair it with some crusty bread and cultured butter for a mid winter feast. I felt like I was adding too much salt to get the right flavor….so I switched it up and mixed in about 1/2 TBSP of Dijon mustard. Your recipes are saving my butt…with 2 under 2 I don't have a whole lot of time to think of a meal and point it out! You can always sprinkle a little on your own bowl later. I read another comment that said they did and it worked. Will definitely make it again! (To maximize that, mince garlic 10 minutes before cooking and chop broccoli 45 minutes before cooking, or if using frozen broccoli add 1/4 tsp dry mustard.) Thanks Monica! This is a 5 star recipe! The recipe is so easy! This healthy version uses no cream, simple ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes! Because the broccoli was wilting I had to incorporate what I had to make the soup, since most of the broccoli had passed its prime. It was so good and so filling. I think it was the broccoli stems. . Excellent! Thank you Gina! I’m so looking forward to trying the Oatmeal and Leeks soup. Cream of Broccoli Soup. So I did it with what I had, and used the Leek soup I made the other day as my broth, and I used 3 thin slices of swiss cheese instead of the cheddar! We love your recipes. I recommend your site to everyone – the recipes are so straightforward and the beautiful photography is great. I came across this recipe and liked all the ingredients. This was absolutely wonderful!! Thanks. Is there a way I can do this in a slow cooker? I substituted powder Ed dry milk and chicken bouillon powder with the appropriate amounts of water for the milk and chicken broth. Do you reheat it on the stove, or is it possible to microwave it without it separating? I also did as one poster did, which was to add nutmeg and powdered mustard. I've had this recipe bookmarked for several months now and finally made it tonight… it was FANTASTIC, I only used 1 tsp of butter and did not use the American Cheese either as I try to avoid processed foods… and it all still tasted delicious… as a note, I even liked it before I added the cheddar cheese and might try that in the future to reduce the fat content even more. Cabot has a 75% and I sometimes mix the two. thanks so much! Fabulous- my 1 year old LOVED this soup! 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