Broccoli Cheese Soup
This cheesy favorite is ready in just 6 minutes. Ladle over steamed broccoli pieces for added texture.
- 1 cup (240 ml) skim or low fat milk
- 1/2 cup (38 g) shredded low fat cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cups (195 g) broccoli or cauliflower, fresh or frozen, steamed
- 1 teaspoon diced onion
- 1/2 chicken or vegetable bouillon cube
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 5-6 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
Serve over additional steamed broccoli pieces. (optional)
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
Broccoli Cheese Soup is rated out of 5 by 20.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cheryl C from My First Vitamix Soup! I used this as a base recipe for my first attempt at making soup in my new Vitamix. Here's my version: 12 oz can of fat free evaporated milk 1 tsp better than bouillon reduced sodium chicken flavoring dissolved in a cup of boiling water 2-3 Tbl chopped sweet onion 3 small sweet peppers 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2/12 to 3 cups steamed cauliflower Generous grind of black pepper Pinch of red pepper flakes I forgot to keep some of the cauliflower aside to add after blending, and would consider adding in some small diced potatoes as well, but the flavor and consistency were outstanding! Very pleased!
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by Chris_S from Over powering I made this for my husband &I to have for a healthy lunch at work. First off, the broccoli taste was so over whelming, neither of us could tolerate it. You couldn't taste the cheese or anything else that was in it. I didn't have any other option for lunch available, so I added some salt and a ton of saltine crackers just so I had something to eat. The texture of it was the second thing that turned us both off. If not eaten immediately, it separates to two very distinct layers. And once separated, they really don't mix well back together. Unless I tweak the recipe and eat it immediately, I don't think I will make this again.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by kjdo from AMAZING I fixed this almost like the recipe, but I don't have anything diet in the kitchen. So it was 1 cup of raw whole milk, 1/2 cup of shredded co-jack cheese. I steamed 2 cups of Broccoli/Cauliflower mix. I sautéed one onion slice (diced), 6 grape tomatoes slices and a little garlic. I used 1 1/2 cups of the veggies and the sautéed onion mixture in the blender to start with and then the last 1/2 cup of veggies were added and blended to make the soup chunky. Serving it with a little extra grated cheese on top. YUMMY!!!
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by patriciat12 from A great base to build on! I used this recipe, then added another cup of steamed broccoli and about 6 cherry tomatoes, and rough chopped them (setting of 2, pulse 3-4 times) to make the soup chunky. I held back a little bit of the cheese from the recipe to sprinkle on as a garnish, added some broken up tortilla chips and a teaspoon of salsa to each bowl. Dee-licious!
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bakk from Amazing soup with a few adjustments I made this soup tonight and it came out great. I sautéed some tomatoes and garlic in olive oil and added that and a little more broccoli at the end and then just used pulse 4 or 5 times to give it some added thickness and it turned out really great! Highly recommend this recipe.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave322 from Great start Do yourself a favor and use the whole bullion cube. Salt and pepper to taste. Instead of pouring the soup over broccoli florets I incorporated them at the end with a few quick pulses for a chunky soup.
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bevin from Delicious soup! This soup is SO good and so easy to make! Just make sure you don't forget to steam/cook the broccoli first! I made that mistake once :) Great as the recipe says, or with some canned (rinses) white beans added too.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by sms59 from Delicious & Easy & Minimal Ingredients Broccoli cheddar soup very easy to make with a Vitamix!!! I opted for full fat sharp cheddar cheese. I'll try exact recipe next time to see if I can detct any flavor difference. I love my Vitamix!!!
Date published: 2015-11-24
Recipes written for C or G Series. How can I tell which one I have?
You can always phone in and provide our customer service team with your serial number and we can tell you which series machine you have, or you can look online in our shop products section to compare you machine with the ones we have listed.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Do you have any other recipe book?
Yes you can look for The Vitamix Cookbook online or at some major retailers.
Date published: 2016-03-10
Can anything else be used in place of the chicken bouillon?
For this soup you can replace the skim milk with Vegetable or Chicken stock and you will have a delicious soup.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Can this soup be frozen after I make it?
I do not recommend freezing this soup. When reheating the milk and cheese it may separate. This soup can be held in the refrigerate for 3-4 days.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Is the ingredient listed near the end as 1/2 chicken or vegetable bullion supposed to be 1/2 cup?
No it is a half of a chicken bouillon cube or half of a vegetable bullion cube.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Is steaming the broccoli necessary or is it okay to just put frozen broccoli directly into the Vitamix? Thank you.
I made this recipe but didn't read the fact that the broccoli needs to be steamed; it tasted like I was eating grass. I will try again and follow the recipe exactly next time....
Date published: 2016-04-08
Can this be made in S series with same measure ?
Yes this can be made in the S series with the same amount of ingredients. The S series will heat the soup in a different amount of time than our traditional models. We do not recommend going over 7 minutes and 30 seconds in your blend time.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Can you double the recipe?
Yes, you can multiply the recipe by any factor!
Date published: 2015-10-19
|Serving Size||1 c ( 240 ml )|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||2.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||15 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|