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Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This one-pot stove top broccoli cheddar soup is so easy and simple to make. It's loaded with chunks of broccoli and creamy cheddar cheese. Yum!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 282kcal


  • 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; whole or reduced fat
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups shredded regular or 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!


I highly recommend getting an immersion blender. I absolutely love mine and it is so convenient and easy to use when cooking. You can find them almost anywhere such as Macy's, Target, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.4g | Protein: 15.8g | Fat: 19.1g | Saturated Fat: 10.6g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 965mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 6.4g | Calcium: 411mg | Iron: 1mg