You’re only 30 minutes away from eating the BEST Ever Broccoli Cheese Soup and it all starts with some fresh broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese, and a handful of pantry ingredients. This is the only cheesy broccoli soup recipe you’ll ever need!
6 tablespoons butter
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups half and half I use fat free, see note
4 cups fresh broccoli florets, finely chopped
2 tespoons salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
2 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese see note
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese see note
In a large stock pot, melt butter then add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes until browned. Add onion powder and flour and stir until mixture clumps together and there are no more streaks of flour.
Gradually whisk in chicken broth, followed by half and half. Bring to a boil, add broccoli and boil until broccoli is tender.
Stir in salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese. Once cheeses are completely melted, taste and add salt and pepper if needed, then serve.