Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of comfort food mine. This healthy version uses no cream, simple ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes!

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Even people who 'don't like broccoli' should love broccoli when it's bathed in a creamy, cheesy broth.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream of broccoli cheese soup, cream of broccoli recipe, Cream of Broccoli Soup, easy cream of broccoli soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 150kcal


  • cups Reduced sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped (2/3 cup)
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and chopped (2/3 cup)
  • 1 Celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 Clove garlic, chopped
  • 5 cups Broccoli florets, 12 ounces
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 3 tbsp. Reduced-fat sour cream, plus optional more for garnish
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  • In a medium sized stock pot, bring chicken broth, onions, carrots, garlic, and celery to a boil. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, milk and pepper and cook, covered, 10 more minutes.
  • Add sour cream and puree soup with an immersion blender.
  • Adjust black pepper to taste and heat through over medium heat, stir in the cheddar cheese and serve.


Serving: 1 1/2 cups, Calories: 150kcal

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size302.4g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories150
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 19.5mg 7%
  • Sodium 796.5mg 34%
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    • Sugars 6.5g
  • Protein 10.5g 21%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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