Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

This slow cooker broccoli cheese soup is an absolute must-try. It’s incredibly cheesy and has that amazing broccoli taste we all know and love.

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

If you’re ready for some comfort food, then this soup will satisfy. It’s got a delicious amount of cheese in it and will have you going back for seconds.

One thing I love about this broccoli and cheese soup recipe is how easy it is to prepare. I love making it and getting it slowly cooking in the morning, so it has all day to develop both a fantastic flavor and aroma.

Tweaks worth Trying

The standard recipe might not please everyone, so if you’re feeling adventurous feel free to read some of my suggestions to help change the soup to be more to your liking.

Adding some crumbled blue cheese into the soup is a great way to add a ton of flavor. If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, then it’s best not to add it as it’s got such a strong flavor.

Broccoli Cheese Soup in a Slow Cooker

Crispy bits of bacon is another excellent addition that you can make to this delicious soup. You can use it as a garnish at the end, or you can have it slow cook with the rest of the broccoli cheese soup ingredients.

There are dozens of more tweaks that you can make to this soup. If you have any that you would like to share, then please leave a comment towards the bottom of this page.

A Good Soup will Feed a Crowd

Feeding a crowd is easy with this soup as it will feed roughly six to eight people without any adjustments. If you need to feed more, then simply double or triple the recipe. However, you might need a bigger slow cooker.

To feed more people of a single batch of soup then you might want to consider making some side dishes to go with the soup.

Sides to have with Cheesy Broccoli Soup

This soup is fantastic on its own and doesn’t really need any extras on the side. However, there is nothing better than dipping some fresh bread into this cheesy soup. Trust me; it’s so deliciously good.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup from the Slow Cooker

Some fried cheese sticks are delicious dipped in this cheesy soup. It’s the perfect combination if you can never get enough cheese. I love it and highly recommend it if you have some spare time.

There are many other side dishes that you can have with soup. If you have a perfect side to have with this recipe, be sure to let us know.

Dessert to have Afterwards

A dessert that I love to make to have after this soup is an apple and rhubarb crisp. It’s the perfect comfort food to have after a meal like this soup. However, you will need to use two slow cookers to be able to make both at the same time.

As with any soup, this makes for a great lunch or dinner the next day. So, if you end up with any leftovers, make sure you keep them in the fridge. It should last a couple of days before needing to be thrown out.

To see how to make this delicious broccoli cheese soup, be sure to check out the video below. Alternatively, there is a full written recipe to follow underneath the video.

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

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Prep time
15 Minutes
Cook time
6 Hours & 30 Minutes
Total time
6 Hours & 45 Minutes
Serves
8

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 750g (1.6 lb) broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1L (1 qt) chicken stock
  • 250ml (8.5 fl oz) cream
  • 120g (4.2 oz) cream cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Add the onion, garlic, broccoli, and chicken stock to a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Blitz the soup until smooth.
  4. Mix in the cream cheese, and the cheddar cheese. Stir until melted.
  5. Gently pour in the cream and stir until combined.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Cook on high for 30 minutes or until hot.
  8. Serve & Enjoy

Cooking Tips

  • You can also make broccoli cheese soup over the stove if you’re running low on time. I prefer using the slow cooker as it tastes so much better.
  • Both fresh and frozen broccoli will work fine in this soup. If it’s available fresh at a reasonable price, then I recommend using that.
  • The chicken stock can be swapped for something else, such as vegetable stock or water.
  • You can leave this soup chunky, but you may need to thicken it slightly using some cornstarch.

Nutritional Information

Thanks to all the delicious cheese in this soup it isn’t the healthiest soup around. If you need to know the nutritional information, then you can find it right below.

The values below are only estimates as I made use of an online to calculate them. If you calculate them yourself, then they may differ slightly.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 303g (10.69 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 196.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.8g 34%
Saturated Fat 12.4g 62%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 463mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 15g 30%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

More Recipes

If you’re looking for more creamy or cheesy soups, then be sure to check out the tasty potato soup. It’s a soup that I found myself having seconds.

The beef and broccoli recipe is certainly worth trying if you have some broccoli that needs using. The beef cooks to be tender, and the broccoli has that perfect crunch. It’s a must-try recipe.

In my opinion, this is the best slow cooker broccoli cheese soup recipe, but I am a little biased. If you have some feedback, tips or anything else, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

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