The Creamiest, Easiest Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Better Than Panera’s!)

by John Griffith

This is officially the creamiest, most cheesy broccoli soup recipe ever! And, the best part is that it is served in an actual crispy bread loaf. This recipe beats Panera’s any day of the week. Make this soup on a gloomy Autumn afternoon, so it can warm up both your body and heart. It’s absolutely delicious, and it takes on half an hour to prepare! What more could you want from a recipe?! Try it out and tell us what you think. We’re sure it will become a regular in your menu.

This is officially the creamiest, most cheesy broccoli soup recipe ever!

broccoli cheddar soup ingredients

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Video Tutorial

Before you start cooking up this lovely, hearty soup, we recommend you give our video tutorial a look. While this recipe is super easy to prepare, it’s always nice to look through a visual guide beforehand. This way you can see how the process is supposed to go, and you take away any worries about mistakes along the way.

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • Stove top
  • Pan
  • Wooden Spatula
  • Grater
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Skewer
  • Ladel


  • 50 grams Butter
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 40 grams Flour
  • 480 ml Fresh Milk
  • 480 ml Vegetable Broth
  • 500 grams Broccoli, chopped florets
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 200 grams Cheddar, grated

To serve:

  • Fresh Bread Bowl
  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  • Sliced Carrots

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Start the recipe by preparing the products – wash and cut the broccoli into florets, chop the onion and carrot and grate the cheddar.

2. Heat a large saucepan in which we melt the butter and fry the onions together with flour.

3. Add fresh milk, vegetable stock and bring mixture to a boil.

4. As soon as the products come to the boil add broccoli, carrots, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir well and leave the soup covered with a lid to simmer on medium heat for 10-15min.

5. After 15 minutes add grated cheddar. Stir the soup well until the cheddar melts and remove from the heat.

6. Serve the hot soup in a hollowed out loaf and add a slice of fresh carrot to finish.

Visual Steps

First step: Heat the butter and fry the onions

butter and onions in a pan

Second step: Add the flour and mix

flout with onions and butter

Third step: Add the fresh milk and vegetable stock and bring mixture to a boil

milk and vegetable in a pot

Fourth step: Once the products boil, add broccoli and carrots

add broccoli and carrots in pot

Fifth step: Add in the black pepper and garlic powder

garlic powder and black pepper

Sixth step: Stir well and leave the soup covered for 10-15min

covering a pot of soup with a pan

Seventh step: After 15 minutes add the grated cheddar and stir the soup until the cheddar melts

adding grated cheddar to milk soup

Eighth step: Remove the soup from the heat

removing a pot of cheddar soup

Ninth step: Carve out a bowl from the bread

bread carved out as a bowl

Tenth step: Serve the soup and add a slice of fresh carrot

broccoli cheddar soup up close

Tips and Tricks

Every recipe has its own tips and tricks. All the little things that can make it amazing and not just “good”. They help to make the final product divine and can help you give the confidence to experiment with your cooking. That’s why here we want to share with you all the details you need to know to make this soup just perfect and how to make it to your liking. Always remember that in the end cooking is a form of art, and you are the artist. This means you can change, add, or remove anything you like to this recipe. Just make sure the end product is to your taste bud’s liking.

We suggest using a 8oz block of either mild or medium cheddar

shredded cheddar in a bowl

Caramelized Onions

Let’s take this recipe just a step-up on notch. How you may wonder? If you are a caramelized onion fan like us, you’ll like this idea. Instead of using normal onions in your soup, you can swap them out for caramelized ones. This adds another sensation to this creamy soup and give the nicest, slightest taste of sweetness.


The choice of cheese in this recipe can really change its taste. When it comes to what type of cheddar to choose, we suggest using a 8oz block of either mild or medium cheddar. This makes sure the taste is not too sharp and overpowering.

Every recipe has its own tips and tricks

blocks of cheddar with broccoli florets

We hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as we did! It’s one of our fall favorites. If you did like it, make sure to check out what other delicious recipes we have over on our YouTube Channel. There you can find a treat for every craving, as well as recipes for every season! If you want more fall inspired recipes, you can try out our vegan pumpkin soup, or our homemade Starbucks dupe – the yummy pumpkin spiced latte. We also have a ton of Halloween inspired recipes. Pick your favorite and make sure to tell us what you would like to see from us next time in the YouTube comments! Oh, and don’t forget to tell us your thoughts on this recipe as well.

We hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as we did!

broccoli cheddar soup with carrot garnish


John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.