Three Cheese Broccoli Soup

Three cheese broccoli soup is a rich and almost decadent soup. The blend of  Swiss, Havarti, and Cheddar cheese makes for a delicious bowl of soup. Everyone will ask where you got your recipe.

Three cheese broccoli soup in three bowls.

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Cheesy Broccoli Soup

This cheesy broccoli soup is so rich it can almost rise to the level of decadence! The blend of Swiss, Havarti, and Cheddar cheeses gives you the best broccoli cheese soup ever. After all, why use just one cheese when three work better? It’s simply a delicious bowl of soup, and everyone will want the recipe. Broccoli and cheese soup is pure comfort food.

Soup is an essential winter meal, and this cheddar broccoli soup will earn a place at the top of your soup list. It’s a favorite of kids because of its creamy texture and cheesy flavor and loved by parents because it’s secretly loaded with nutritious broccoli. More veggies can be added if you choose.

Why You Should Make This Homemade Cheesy Broccoli Soup Recipe

Looking for a creamy broccoli cheese soup recipe? This recipe will give you the best broccoli cheese soup. It’s easy to make and can be ready in about 30 minutes. You’ll be rewarded with the best, creamiest, richest, and most amazing soup.

If you’re having difficulty getting your picky eaters to eat their veggies, you’ll want to try this recipe for cheese and broccoli soup. With the delicious creamy cheesy taste, they may not even realize they’re eating broccoli!

Best Broccoli Cheese Soup – Ingredients You Will Need

Here is your shopping list:

  • Cheese – Cheddar, Havarti, and Swiss
  • Broccoli
  • Butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Chicken broth
  • Milk
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Garlic powder
  • Nutmeg
  • White pepper
  • Ground thyme
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot pepper sauce

It’s best to shred your own cheese and avoid pre-shredded cheese packages, which have a coating to prevent clumping that does not help the cheese to melt smoothly.

For the cheddar, you can use any level, from mild cheddar cheese to sharp cheddar cheese.

Three cheese broccoli soup ingredients.

How to Make Homemade Cheesy Broccoli Soup

There is nothing complicated about making this tasty soup. Here’s an overview of the steps:

  1. Melt the butter and blend in the flour and seasonings. 
  2. Add the broth and milk and stir until thickened. 
Collage of making creamy soup base for three cheese broccoli soup.
  1. Stir in the broccoli and simmer for 10 minutes, until the broccoli is tender. 
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce. 
  3. Add the cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if desired.

For more detailed instructions, please see below.

Collage of adding broccoli and cheeses to a creamy soup base.

Once the soup is prepared, you can keep it warm in a crock pot or slow cooker set on low.

If you want a smooth soup, you can blend the soup after it is cooked. Either use an immersion blender or blend it in batches in a blender or food processor.

Three cheese broccoli soup in a bowl.

Broccoli Cheese Soup – Variations

You could choose to add extra veggies to bulk up this delicious soup – onion, carrots, zucchini, and diced potatoes. Here are some other suggestions:

  • Vegetarian Cheesy Broccoli Soup: Replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock.
  • Lower Calory Cheese and Broccoli Soup: Replace the heavy cream with half-and-half.
  • Best Broccoli Cheese Soup With Bacon: Add some bacon bits. Because? Bacon!!
  • Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup With Chicken: If you want to add meat, top it with chopped grilled or shredded chicken or mix it in.

What to Serve With Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

This delicious soup is perfect at any time, but especially for lunch on a cold winter day if you’ve been shoveling snow all morning!! Here are some pairing suggestions:

  • Serve this hearty and cheesy soup with some yeast rolls for a complete meal!
  • Focaccia is a perfect accompaniment.
  • You could also go with breadsticks.

What to Do With Leftover Three Cheese Broccoli Soup

Did you make too much soup? Here are some ideas for using leftover soup:

How to Store and Reheat Cheesy Broccoli Soup

To refrigerate: Place any leftover soup in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop over medium-low heat.

To freeze: Place plastic freezer bags and freeze flat or in freezer-safe containers. To reheat, thaw completely in the fridge, then warm on low heat to prevent curdling.

Overhead view of three cheese broccoli soup and bowls of pink salt and black pepper.

More Broccoli Recipes

Check out more of my easy soup recipes and the best recipes for winter on CopyKat!

Three cheese broccoli soup in three bowls.

Three Cheese Broccoli Soup

Three Cheese Broccoli Soup is creamy and incredibly delicious.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Soup Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 382kcal


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 dash ground thyme
  • 14.5 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups bite-size broccoli florets
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  • Melt the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Add the flour, garlic powder, nutmeg, white pepper, and thyme. Mix well.
  • Gradually whisk in the broth and milk. Continue to cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  • Add the broccoli and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Add the cream, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, and the cheeses. Stir until the cheeses have melted.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1415IU | Vitamin C: 45.6mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 0.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Chug

    5 stars
    Delicious! We’ve been looking for something more complex than the standard broccoli cheddar soup and this is it. We used an immersion blender to break up some, but not all of the broccoli, and left the chili sauce as a condiment so everyone could put in what they like.

  2. Leann Keefer

    5 stars
    Made this the first time in autumn 2000 and it has remained our family ‘keeper’ for broccoli cheese soup for almost 20 years! I use 1 lb of fresh broccoli as we prefer more veggies and added 1/4 tsp dry mustard with a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.

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