Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6 servings


Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup is simple and satisfying and can be made in less than an hour. It is a good way to get broccoli into the tummies of fussy eaters. (Great for the lunchbox thermos, too!)


  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk


BOIL water in medium saucepan. Add broccoli; bring to boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender; drain. Place half of broccoli and chicken broth in food processor or blender; cover. Process until smooth.

MELT butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Add broccoli mixture and remaining chopped broccoli. Heat through.

Crm of Broccoli Soup

by G. Ginger , Southwick, MA on Jul. 2008

I tried this today on July the 4th! It's a cool damp day in New England. The soup was easy to prepare, but seemed lacking something in the flavour dept. I added salt & pepper in the beginning - so it didn't lack that. Perhaps next time I'll use fresh broccoli. It seemed it didn't taste "broccoli" enough. I even added some locally made white cheddar cheese. Maybe even some bacon will be good cooked with the onion. Still, it was a hearty and satisfying soup!

Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup

by J. Josephine , Hillsboro, OR on Apr. 2008

This soup was fantastic! Easy and quick to make My son loved it. I especially like the use of Evaporated milk rather than cream. I also used fresh broccoli instead of the frozen.


by C. Carol , MADISON HEIGHTS, MI on Jan. 2008

Loved the soup very easy to prepare only thing I will do next time is not puree the broccoli. I like big chunks of broccoli. I also added some carrots just for some color. Hubby liked it too. It did need salt and pepper. I think that's to every ones personal taste. Wonderful soup thank you

Great Soup!

by L. Lisa , Southfield, MI on Sep. 2007

I downloaded the recipe for Easy Cream of Broccoli soup and made two batches within a couple of days. It was so good, it went very quickly. I used fresh steamed broccoli instead of the frozen, and it was excellent! This will definately be a staple this winter.

Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup

by D. Debbie , San Antonio, TX on Mar. 2007

This soup was simple and easy to make. It needed a little extra flavor however, and so I added some salt and pepper. I also put some shredded cheddar cheese on top before serving and that gave the soup additional flavor and color as well.

Delicious and Easy

by D. Donna , EVANS CITY, PA on Nov. 2006

Very Delicious and Easy to make. I added some shredded Provolone Cheese and Garlic Pepper seasoning salt. I think the cheese made it a little more creamy. The soup was Delicious. Thank-you.

Excellent, indeed!!

by J. Jessica , WICHITA FALLS, TX on Aug. 2006

Fantastic soup and so easy to make! I added a bit of white cooking wine to the broth and broccoli puree, and it turned out wonderful! We had ours with fresh baked cornbread...YUM!

Cream of Broccoli Soup

by S. Sue , Lauderhill, FL on Feb. 2006

This was just the thing for a chilly day treat, simple and delicious,I added some shredded cheddar cheese to the top of each serving,it was creamy and really good.

love this soup!!

by D. , on Jan. 2006

This soup is so easy to make. It is by far the best yet, and believe me, I have tried many different recipes. The only suggestion I can make is: adding some white cheddar to make the soup even creamier, and serve with some homemade croutons. Yum Yum!!

Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup

by J. Janese , WHITE LAKE, MI on Jan. 2006

This WAS easy! I love broccoli soup. It is a nice "winter-y" soup to sit and enjoy! This one was very tasty. (Must have been the butter!) I will definitely make it again!