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Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Join the fun with Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup! This recipe is like a magical potion – toss in the ingredients, set the slow cooker, and let the magic happen! Imagine a warm and cheesy hug waiting for you after a busy day. It’s so easy; even a kitchen beginner can be a chef superhero!

Chop up some fresh broccoli, like you’re on a veggie treasure hunt. Don’t forget the onions and carrots, adding color to your tasty masterpiece.

Now, let’s sauté! Melt butter in a pan and toss in onions and garlic. Saute them until they turn into a deliciously fragrant team. Next up, a special cooking move called making roux! Sprinkle flour over the onion team, stirring until it becomes a cozy mix.

The slow cooker is your cooking superhero – it’s the captain of this tasty ship. Into the slow cooker go the roux mix, broccoli, carrots, and a team of broth, milk, and half-and-half. Spice things up with dried mustard, salt, and pepper.

Hit the ‘go’ button on the slow cooker and let it work its slow-cooking magic for 4-6 hours. Picture your kitchen filled with amazing smells!

When it’s almost showtime, add the star of the soup – shredded cheddar cheese! Stir until it melts into a creamy dream. Taste and make it perfect with a little more salt and pepper if needed.

Serve it up hot in bowls, like you’re handing out golden tickets to a flavor adventure. This Broccoli Cheese soup is like a cozy hug in a bowl, perfect with some crusty bread or your favorite sandwich sidekick.

The best part? Minimal hassle, maximum flavor! So, put on your kitchen cape and get ready to be a Slow Cooker Super Chef!

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

This easy Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup simplifies your mealtime. Just toss fresh broccoli, onions, and carrots into the slow cooker with cheese and seasonings. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, and you have a creamy, comforting soup. Serve with crusty bread for a delightful meal, perfect for 6-8 servings. Minimal prep, affordable ingredients, and rich flavor make it a fuss-free favorite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 350 kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Stirring spoon
  • Ladle


  • 1 pound fresh broccoli chopped
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare Ingredients: Chop broccoli into small florets.
  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Peel and slice the carrots.
  • Saute Aromatics: In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Add chopped onions and minced garlic. Saute until onions are translucent.
  • Make Roux: Sprinkle flour over the onion and garlic mixture, stirring continuously to form a roux.
  • Combine Ingredients in Slow Cooker: Transfer the roux mixture into the slow cooker.
  • Add chopped broccoli, sliced carrots, chicken or vegetable broth, milk, and dried mustard.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook Slow and Low: Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add Cheese: About 30 minutes before serving, stir in shredded cheddar cheese until melted and smooth.
  • Adjust Seasoning: Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot.


  • For a smoother texture, use an immersion blender to blend some of the soup.
  • Customize by adding crumbled bacon or a dash of hot sauce for extra flavor.
Q: Can I use frozen broccoli?
A: Yes, you can use frozen broccoli, but fresh is recommended for better texture.
Q: Can I substitute the cheese?
A: Feel free to experiment with different cheeses like Gouda or Swiss for a unique twist.
Keyword Broccoli Cheese Soup, Comfort Food, Slow Cooker
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert