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5-Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup

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There is nothing like a delicious & hearty soup recipe to warm you from the inside-out during a cold winter day, and this Cheesy Broccoli Soup definitely fits the bill! The flavor and taste of this broccoli cheese soup with evaporated milk is such a great meal!

Make certain to check out our other easy soup recipes for even more great meal ideas!

broccoli cheese soup with evaporated milk

I make soup nearly every week as it’s such a comforting staple in our weekly meal plans. This 5 ingredient broccoli cheese soup is one of my favorite soup tastes and flavor!

It works equally well as a quick stovetop meal or crockpot recipes, depending on what works best for you and your family. With a prep time of fewer than 15 minutes, it’s such a simple soup recipe to make!

Soup can be a filling and indulgent meal if you are armed with a great recipe. I also find the soup to be a great way to sneak healthy ingredients into our family meals without the kids being any the wiser! I love to sneak in pureed or diced vegetables that the kids might not be willing to eat otherwise. I call this a mom win!

Can dogs eat broccoli cheddar soup?

If you’re wondering is this soup is safe for dogs to eat, it’s not. The onions are not safe for your dog to consume nor are the majority of other ingredients in this recipe.

Make certain to keep this soup away from your dog so that you don’t have to worry about them eating it and getting ill.

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How hard is this soup recipe to make?

It’s not hard at all but there are a few things to remember. Cooking it on the stove over medium heat is a simple recipe but you can also cook it in the crock pot as well. If you cook it on the stove, it’s ready in less than 30 minutes of time! (you can also use a dutch oven to cook on the stove as well!) Once you bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and get ready to eat soon!

Because this recipe uses evaporated milk rather than regular milk you can easily throw all of these ingredients in the slow cooker for 2 hours on low and come up with the same results. (Milk can separate if left too long in a slow cooker and is usually best added towards the end of cooking time.)

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Make it a Meal:

We love to meal plan in our house so that everyone knows what to expect for the next week of meals. If you’re worried about learning how to meal plan, don’t be! Meal planning is a simple way to showcase the meals so that everyone knows what to expect.

Vegetable Side: Frozen Asparagus

Starch Side: Loaded Twice Baked Potato

Refreshing Drink: Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Don’t forget Dessert: Blackberry Ice Cream

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Best Soup Recipes:

Once you make this 5 ingredient broccoli cheddar soup recipe, you’re going to want even warm of that warm goodness in your tummy! But don’t worry, I’ve done all the work for you and gathered up some of the best soup recipes, ever!

Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my other favorite soup recipes. It’s loaded with taste and flavor and you can always add fun toppings, too!

Why settle for one soup when you can try all of these Best Hamburger Soup Recipes? So many great choices!

Just wait until you see how simple it can be to make this Cabbage Roll Soup!

Making Taco Soup on the stove isn’t hard at all! You’ll see how simple it can be here!

You’ll love the taste of this Chicken Orzo soup recipe. It’s hearty and a true comfort soup!

Simple Carrot Soup is a unique soup that really needs you to try it. It’s an easy recipe with healthy benefits!

Crockpot Pizza Soup is a super simple soup recipe that has your slow cooker doing all the work for you.

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What are some toppings that you can add to this soup recipe?

There are options! You can shred and add more cheddar cheese. Grated cheese of any flavor is certain to taste great. You can always add in small quantities to change up the taste of every bowl of soup.

Sour cream is also a good topping, as are fresh chives and cilantro as well.

Don’t forget that you can also add spices like black pepper, a little salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, Cajun seasoning, or even your favorite pre-shredded cheese. 

Toppings add plenty of flavor and can be done using simple ingredients. Don’t forget that you can add even more chunks of broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese to your leftover soup, too!

If you add the cheddar broccoli soup to a small bowl, you can add the toppings or extra ingredients a little bit at a time. This will give you the best broccoli cheese soup every time that you make it. 

The whole family will love eating this on a chilly day! 

What pairs well with broccoli cheese soup recipes? 

This delicious soup is the perfect creamy texture and pairs well with so many other recipes. You can easily make this a cozy meal by adding rolls, or even picking up some Panera bread (my favorite) to dip into the cheesy goodness! 

More Broccoli Recipes:

5 ingredient broccoli cheddar soup

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A quick and hearty bowl of 5-ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup is just the thing to warm you from the inside-out this winter. It can easy be made into a 5-ingredients Crockpot Recipe, too!


  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2-8 oz cans evaporated milk
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 onion chopped


  1. Add a tablespoon of chicken stock and the diced onion to a stockpot.
  2. Heat over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli florets and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the milk and remaining chicken stock.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Sprinkle in cheese and heat until the cheese is mostly melted.
  6. Serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 753mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 22g

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Monday 2nd of May 2022

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 9th of February 2022

This recipe definitely looks so delicious and is a new add to my monthly menu. Pinned and can't wait to try it out. #HomeMattersParty


Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Sounds good-and easy. Gotta give it a try.


Tuesday 26th of January 2021

The recipe looks amazing, Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. keep sharing, your positivity is infectious. Today I will make this Broccoli Cheese Soup for my family.

Miz Helen

Saturday 17th of December 2016

Your Broccoli Cheese Soup looks amazing, we will love it! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen

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