Creamy Loaded Broccoli Potato Soup

Emma

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Creamy Loaded Broccoli Potato Soup

Experience pure comfort with our Creamy Loaded Broccoli Potato Soup! Bursting with delightful vegetables and rich seasonings, this hearty and filling soup will warm your heart and soul. 

With the perfect blend of cheesy goodness and savory bacon, it’s a family favorite that’s easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Grab a bowl and enjoy this flavorful soup with rolls or French bread for the ultimate dining experience.

Ingredients:

For the Soup:

  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2-3 large carrots, diced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 small heads of broccoli, diced small
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk (plus more as needed)
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese (plus more for topping, optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper

For the Toppings:

  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
Loaded Broccoli Potato Soup

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, combine chicken broth, potatoes, carrots, and onion powder. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add diced broccoli to the pot, cover, and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  3. In a separate large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in all-purpose flour and cook until golden brown.
  4. Gradually whisk in milk and cook for about 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until fully melted. Season with salt and garlic pepper.
  6. Pour the cheese sauce into the soup pot and stir until well combined.
  7. Adjust the soup’s consistency by adding more milk if desired. Season with additional salt and garlic pepper to taste.
  8. Top each serving with chopped bacon and extra shredded cheddar cheese if desired.

Nutrition Information:

(Serving Size: 1 cup of soup with toppings)

  • Calories: 479
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Proteins: 24g
  • Fats: 34g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Vitamins: Vitamin A, Vitamin C
  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron

Notes or Tips:

  • For a creamier soup, use heavy cream or half-and-half instead of milk.
  • To achieve a lighter texture, add extra broth or water to the soup.
  • If using frozen broccoli, quickly steam it before adding to the pot to soften it.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve our Creamy Loaded Broccoli Potato Soup with rolls or French bread for a satisfying and wholesome meal. The combination of flavors and textures will surely delight your taste buds!

Storage and Reheating:

Store any leftover soup in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags for up to 1 month. Thaw the soup overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

When reheating, do so carefully over low to medium heat, stirring frequently and whisking well to maintain the creamy consistency.

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Creamy Loaded Broccoli Potato Soup

Creamy Loaded Broccoli Potato Soup

Savor comfort with our Creamy Loaded Broccoli Potato Soup! Rich, hearty, and topped with savory bacon—a crowd-pleaser for chilly evenings.

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth for a vegetarian option)
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 23 large carrots, diced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 small heads of broccoli, diced small
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk (plus more as needed)
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese (plus more for topping, optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped (for toppings)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, combine chicken broth, potatoes, carrots, and onion powder. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  3. In a separate saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook until golden. Gradually whisk in milk and cook until thickened.
  4. Stir in cheddar cheese until melted. Season with salt and garlic pepper.
  5. Pour cheese sauce into the soup pot. Stir well. Adjust consistency with more milk if needed.
  6. Serve with chopped bacon and extra cheese on top.

Notes

  • Substitute milk with heavy cream for a richer soup.
  • Add extra broth or water for a lighter texture.
  • Steam frozen broccoli before adding if not using fresh.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cup
  • Calories: 479 kcal
  • Fat: 34g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 24g

Keywords: Broccoli Potato Soup, Creamy Soup, Comfort Food, Hearty Meal, Bacon Topped Soup

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