Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

11.26.2013

This Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup is the perfect comforting soup for those cold winter days! It’s so easy to make and oh so satisfying!

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup | Cooking Classy

I woke up this morning to the relaxing sound of pouring rain outside my window. Though it can seem gloomy and dark out (not to mention the days are beginning to feel so much shorter) these rainy and cold days make for great soup days.

It’s so nice to be able to come home after a long, cold day and wrap yourself up in your softest, cozy blanket and sink yourself into your plush couch and enjoy a large bowl of warm soup. And it doesn’t get much better than having dinner basically ready and waiting for you when you get home!

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Who doesn’t love a good slow cooker dish? I’m hooked on them lately, this is the third soup I’ve posted that’s made in the slow cooker in just a few weeks. This soup is amazingly easy, it’s incredibly delicious and hearty and it’s perfectly cheesy. This is definitely a new slow cooker favorite for me. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

4.5 from 10 votes

The easiest Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe! So flavorful, so comforting and perfect for cold winter days!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter , sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (12 oz) cans evaporated milk
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 cups small diced broccoli florets*
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 12 oz sharp cheddar cheese , freshly shredded (or more to taste)
  • 2 oz parmesan cheese , freshly & finely shredded

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and saute until they begin to soften, about 3 - 4 minutes. Add garlic, flour and season lightly with salt and pepper then cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. While whisking, slowly pour in evaporated milk (whisk well to smooth). Cook mixture, stirring constantly until it begins to thicken then pour into a slow cooker along with chicken broth, diced broccoli and thyme. Cover with lid and cook on HIGH heat for 2 1/2 - 3 hours or low heat for 6 hours.
  2. Turn heat to warm (or off) and stir in heavy cream, then add in shredded cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese and stir to blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve warm.
  3. *From about 20 oz broccoli crowns, large stems cut off and discarded (or reserved for another use), florets diced into small pieces.
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193 comments

  • SaraLandon: Can I add rice to this recipe? December 2, 2013 at 8:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: If you’d like to I don’t see why not. December 2, 2013 at 10:29am Reply

  • Vicki: This soup looks so comforting. I can’t wait to try it. I do have a question. What kind of crock pot do you use? I have a new one that I’m not happy with. It gets way too hot even on low and the warm settings. So much so that I worry about leaving it while I’m at work. Any help would be appreciated. December 1, 2013 at 10:29am Reply

  • Lindsay: I have made many of your recipes since finding your blog on pinterest and all have been delicious – this one included! I ended up blending the soup so the texture was more appealing to my kids and received compliments from the whole family. Thanks for sharing! :) November 28, 2013 at 10:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you and your family have enjoyed the recipes Lindsay! Thanks so much for leaving a comment :)! November 28, 2013 at 2:12pm Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: I just purchased a slow cooker recently and I’m kind of obsessed with it- definitely adding this to the rotation! November 28, 2013 at 8:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it Jessica :)! November 28, 2013 at 9:10am Reply

  • Manderley: I love this recipe, fantástic!!

    xo November 28, 2013 at 4:14am Reply

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent: This soup looks amazing! Love new slow cooker meals :) November 27, 2013 at 7:01pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: This is such a lovely recipe! And one of my favorite all time soups! November 27, 2013 at 1:03pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: My mom used to make soup like this. Not in a slow cooker but that’s a great idea! pinned November 27, 2013 at 12:06am Reply

    • Kathie: agree with you averie, it’s a must try recipe! and a big thanks to jaclyn for sharing this marvelous recipe with us. November 28, 2015 at 1:13am Reply

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