Cooking Time:6 hours on Low
Ingredients2 T. olive oil 1/4 c. whole wheat flour 4 c. chicken or vegetable broth, low sodium (vegetable or vegetarians) 10 oz. broccoli, frozen 3 c. cheddar cheese, shredded 1 garlic clove, minced Salt and Pepper to taste
Love Broccoli Cheddar Soup, and this one is so easy to make, and very tasty!
- Place the olive oil in a skillet and whisk in the flour with the oil.
- Next, add in the broth and whisk well so there are no flour lumps.
- Pour the entire mixture into a slow cooker, adding in the broccoli.
- Add garlic, salt and pepper.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 6 hours.
- OPTIONAL step: Blend the soup by using a hand held stick blender to puree some of the large broccoli florets. This thickens the broth and makes the soup smoother.
- Stir in 2 1/2 cups of the cheddar cheese. Continue stirring until all cheese is melted and mixed well in the soup. (reserve remaining cheese for topping)
Serve with some steamed broccoli on top, and sprinkle with cheese.
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Looks good! Your instructions do not seem to mention the cheese at all though. At what point is it added?
Also, do you add the broccoli frozen?
Thank you for catching my omission of my note, I have corrected it now, and yes you add the broccoli frozen! Thank you again! Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
When is cheese added? I see no correction made….
Erica it is under the note section. But just before serving, and make sure it is all melted! 🙂 Happy Crocking!
Can you use fresh broccoli?
You can Sara, but I recommend you add it 30-45 minutes before ready to serve. Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
Thanks for the tip!
How many people does this serve? I am planning to make it for a fundraiser and use gluten free Cup4Cup flour.. Wondering if I should double the recipe and change the cooking times?
Thank you !
You can find all the serving sizes on each recipe page on the upper right hand side of the page. But happy to share it serves 8. Happy Crocking!
Thank you !
Can reg flour be used instead of wheat?
I am lazy, so I skip the stove step entirely. I add a large potato and a bit more broccoli instead to thicken the soup a bit. The original version would probably win a side by side taste test, but it makes my life a little easier 😉
Thank you for a great site!
Can I use all purpose flour?
You can use all purpose flour, make this recipe your own, and enjoy! Happy Crocking!
This was a hit at my house. Keep those good healthy recipes coming for family dinners. I added some ham I had and also some chopped red potatoes. yum!! perfect meal .
I am making this as I type this. My question is could I add milk or cream if I wanted? At the end maybe with the cheese? Just curios about creaminess without the milk.
Make this recipe your own Jen.. If you add the milk or cream you may want to temper it (warm it with the cheese if you would like) as adding it cold may make it curdle! Happy Crocking!