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Loaded Broccoli Cheese & Potato Soup in a dark colored bowl with carrots and broccoli in the background

Loaded Broccoli Cheese & Potato Soup

Loaded Broccoli Cheese & Potato Soup tastes rich and delicious. Total comfort food loaded with cheese, potatoes, broccoli and bacon!

Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli cheese soup recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 245 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 medium Onion, chopped small
  • 2 Carrots diced
  • 1 1/2 Celery Ribs, diced
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 1 1/2 lbs Gold or White Potatoes, diced
  • 1 lb Frozen Broccoli Florettes
  • 1 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 7 Slices Cooked Bacon, divided, chopped
  • 4 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided, grated

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large pot 5 to 7 quart size).
  2. Add Onion, carrots, celery and sauté until softened.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetable mixture and increase heat a little, stirring until a paste forms.
  4. Gradually whisk in the broth, making sure no lumps have formed.
  5. Add the potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes, until they just start to soften.
  6. Add the broccoli, salt, & pepper. Stir and let cook another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the milk, and let heat through.

Chunky Soup

  1. If you like a chunky soup, at this point you can just stir in the bacon and cheese and serve.

Creamy Soup with Some Texture

  1. Remove 4 cups of the soup to a bowl and set aside. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup in the pot. Then add back the 4 cups you took out.
  2. Stir in the bacon and cheese and let cheese melt.

Creamy Soup

  1. If you like a creamier consistency, Use an immersion blender to puree the soup right in the pot (If you opt to use a blender or food processor, please be extremely careful and follow manufacturers guidelines for pureeing hot foods).

  2. Stir in the bacon and cheese and let cheese melt.

  3. Serve immediately.

Garnish

  1. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cheese, and 1 slice of the chopped bacon for garnish. You could also top with some sour cream.