Cheesy Broccoli Soup


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Serving Size: 3/4 cup


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen chopped broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons onion or garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 4 slices (3 ounces) American cheese
  • 6 to 8 drops hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco) (optional)


  1. Heat water to boiling in 3 quart saucepan. Add broccoli. Cover and cook 1-2 minutes.
  2. Pour broccoli onto a dinner plate or cutting board (water will have cooked away). Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, onion or garlic powder, and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Add margarine to saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add flour mixture and stir with whisk or fork until well mixed.
  5. Gradually stir in milk. Stir constantly with whisk to keep sauce smooth. Cook over medium heat (stirring or whisking a few times) until thick and bubbly (about 4 to 5 minutes). Cut broccoli into pieces while milk mixture is cooking.
  6. Add broccoli to sauce and turn heat to low. Add cheese slices. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately. Add hot sauce to taste if desired.


Use frozen mixed vegetables, frozen peas, or chopped cooked potatoes instead of broccoli.

Can substitute 1/2 cup cheddar cheese for American cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings Per Container
Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 230

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 440mg
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 10g
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 10g

Vitamin D 3mcg
Calcium 477mg
Iron 1mg
Potassium 282mg

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

NA* - We are currently in the process of integrating the new FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information is not currently available for the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.