Cream of Broccoli Soup

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 9 servings, 1 cup each


The homemade goodness of this Cream of Broccoli Soup will satisfy any appetite.


  • 3 cans (14.5 ounces each) low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 9 cups (about 1 1/2 pounds) broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups dry NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


BOIL broth in large saucepan. Add broccoli, onion and garlic. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

TRANSFER half of vegetable-broth mixture to blender or food processor (in batches, if necessary); cover. Blend until desired consistency. Return to remaining mixture in saucepan.

COMBINE dry milk, water and flour in medium bowl; mix well. Stir into soup; add salt and pepper. Heat to serving temperature.

Cream of Broccoli Soup and add 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese. Stir over low heat until melted.

as above. Cool soup completely. Place in airtight container; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.

HEAT in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.

Broccoli Soup

by T. TAMMY , Nebo, NC on Mar. 2010

I too found the powdered milk could have been substitued. I will make this again though and add my own touches. It was still pretty good.

still searching for a good recipe

by D. Danielle , , on Feb. 2010

I made this soup and was unfortunately disappointed. I felt the powdered milk left the consistency gritty. I plan to try the other recipe off the site and hope for better results.

This is the easiest Broccoli soup

by L. Lisa , Dousman, WI on Jan. 2010

This is great! My family loved it. This is a regular on my menu.

So Good

by N. Natashaj , Maplewood , NJ on Jun. 2009

I made this for my aunts and it was a hit. It didn't take that long to make, and it was easy to follow, I would use this over and over again. I love it.

oh so good

by s. sharon , Punta Gorda, FL on Jun. 2009

quick and easy to make and the kids loved it and that was a first of course I didn't tell them it was a vegetable

Cream of Brocolli Soup

by S. SHELBY , MISSION, TX on May. 2009

soup had a sweet taste that I didn't like.


by a. amy , Woodbridge, VA on Feb. 2009

This soup is easy and delicious. We all loved it. Its great with cauliflower mixed in also..yum!

Even Picky Eater approves

by W. Wendy , Cave Junction, OR on Jan. 2009

This was so simple to make and so flavorful! The best homemade cream of Broccoli Soup i have ever tried!Even my picky kids loved it!!


by E. Elsa , Cedar Park, TX on Nov. 2008

This was wonderful and so easy to make. Absolutely a keeper. My husband loved it. I will try adding a little velveeta next time for variation.

Has Calcium, Low Fat, Low Fat, High Fiber

by B. BERTINA , Roswell, NM on Oct. 2008

Very good, easy to make, great for my low fat, diet, has a lot of protein to fill you up. I tried it substituting cauliflower, butternut squash, and carrots. All are delicious and filling.