The Black Eyed Pea Broccoli Cheese Soup is a favorite of so many. You can enjoy this rich soup at home with this easy copycat recipe.
The Black Eyed Pea Restaurant is known for its home cooking. Sometimes when you go out for dinner you want to enjoy the way you imagine the best home-cooked means are. Sadly many of their locations have closed recently. But there are a few copycat recipes that are available including this one for their much-loved broccoli cheese soup.
What Makes the Black Eyed Pea Broccoli Cheese Soup So Good?
What makes this soup so good? It is the creamy melted cheese goodness in this soup. You won’t find a Broccoli Cheese Soup that has more of a cheesy flavor.
The recipe recommends Velveeta cheese, but you could swap this out for American cheese that you find in a grocery store’s deli. Either way, you are going to be very pleased with the two different types of cheese.
Love the Black Eyed Pea Restaurant? Try more copycat recipes
More copycat restaurant soup recipes to try:
- Chilis Southwest Chicken Soup
- Olive Garden Minestrone Soup
- Panera Creamy Tomato Soup
- Carrabba’s Sausage and Lentil Soup
Black Eyed Pea Broccoli Cheese Soup
- 1 1/2 pounds broccoli
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon sat
- 1/2 cup cornstarch mixed with 1 cup water
- 1 pint half-and-half
- 1 pound pasteurized processed cheese (Velveeta)
- Steam broccoli until tender. Place half-and-half and water in top of double boiler. Add cheese, salt and pepper. Heat until cheese is melted. Add broccoli. Mix cornstarch and water in small bowl. Stir into cheese mixture in double boiler and heat over simmering water until soup thickens.
Great recipe! I used 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 cup of 1% milk because that is what I had on hand. I also used all chicken broth instead of water because I had broth that needed to be used up. I wasn’t sure how much pepper to use as it is not specified in the ingredient list. I used 1/4 tsp. and it wasn’t overpowering. Easy to follow recipe. Thanks!
What can I use instead of cornstarch, I have a corn allergy and can’t use it?
You could try it with arrow root starch, or flour.
Just like I remember!
What if you don’t have a double broiler
I would cook it very slowly on low in a pot on the stove, and be sure to stir it frequently.
I I lived in the ft.Worth Texas area and ate at black eyed pea they told us how it was was made you are close but it is mostly chicken broth no water.at all
Am I missing something? There’s no indication of the black-eyed peas in the list of ingredients or instructions I’m seeing.
Black eyed pea is the name of the restaurant.
This soup taste just like the Blackeye Pea restaraunt. I love it and am glad that it is just like it. Yummy!
We used to have them in Northern VA and they all closed leaving me heart broken. Dont
know why every I talked to here loved it and misses it…
Jane M Underkofler
I just LOVE Black Eyed Pea & all their meals especially the pot roast & gravy & meal not complete without a serving of black eyed peas, squash, broc & rice. Could not find the head quarters address so I could urge you all to expand & come here along the east coast. Lived in Ft Collins prior to moving here near Manassas, Va. Believe you would do very well here & our family would be there frequently. Best regards, Mrs Jane Underkofler.
Can’t wait to try this! They have the best Brocolli Cheese Soup!
I love this soup at Black Eyed Pea so when I found this recipe I had to try it! It was sooo yummy!