This one-pot stove top skinny broccoli cheddar soup is so easy and simple to make and is entirely made from scratch! Plus you only need a few ingredients to whip up this cozy soup! This soup is filled with an abundance of broccoli and gooey cheddar cheese that melts in your mouth.
Instead of using heavy cream, I used milk and a little butter to make it extra creamy and luscious. Since I don’t often eat at Panera Bread and I LOVE their broccoli cheddar soup; I made my own that tastes even better! PLUS I know exactly which ingredients went into this soup.
Soup is a staple in our home and it is so comforting on a cold evening. This can be served with crusty bread or my favorite…bread bowls! Since we have our wedding in a few short months (time is going by so fast!) I am trying to load up on as many veggies as I can and eat less carbs. I love devouring my veggies especially when they are in soups!
Some of my other favorite cozy soups to make during this cold season is Roasted Tomato Basil Soup, Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup, and Hearty Minestrone Lentil Soup. All of these soups are super good for you too!
For all you Mom’s out there- this is a great soup to make if you are trying to sneak in extra veggies for your kids! You can load up on the carrots and broccoli in this soup and they would’t even know. I also like to add cauliflower to this soup as well. I like to use my immersion blender for this recipe but I only blend half because I love chunks of broccoli in every bite. Adding shredding cheddar cheese and green onions makes this exceptional!
Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 medium white onion; chopped
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 4 cups broccoli; chopped
- 1 carrot; shredded
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 cups shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 Tbsp. corn starch
- 2 cups chicken broth or bone broth
- In a large pot on medium heat, add olive oil, butter, chopped onion, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes until browned. Add in broccoli, shredded carrot and milk. Let sit for 7-10 minutes or until broccoli is soft.
- Remove half of the soup and place in a large bowl. With an immersion blender, blend half of the soup until creamy then pour back into the pot. Stir in mustard, cheese, corn starch (for thickening), and chicken broth. Blend once more with the blender and then simmer on low for 25 minutes. Top with more shredded cheese and green onions. Enjoy!