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Cheesy and Kind-of Good For You: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Cheesy and Kind-of Good For You: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli cheese soup is the perfect cure for a cold fall day

There is just so much right with broccoli cheese soup, it can't be wrong.

It's a Classic. Broccoli cheese soup shows up on menus in restaurants and sandwich shops of all kinds, but the best versions are made at home. If you're looking for a little less sin in your soup, try a healthier version, which uses blended potatoes to thicken it up instead of heavy cream, which makes for fewer calories than standard versions.

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It's Almost Healthy. If you aren't sold on the healthier versions, even the classic version of this creamy soup can almost be classified as healthy. Broccoli is low in calories yet chock-full of potassium, iron, and vitamins A and C. Winning.

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So Much Cheese. It's simple, really. The cheesier the soup, the more likely your kids are to devour it. We know you love it, too.

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Put it in a Bread Bowl. Just do it and thank us later. Every bowl of soup can be improved by a big fat bread bowl. This may contradict the whole healthy-ish aspect, but it makes the whole thing even more delicious than when it started out.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and a big fan of cheesy, pretend-healthy soups. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup with Bacon

So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away.

Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this cream of broccoli soup and it had to be just as good. In the end, it was my husband who made a suggestion that made the soup rock. I was missing the cheese!

DISCLOSURE: In order for me to pay my blogging expenses, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or link to products mentioned on this blog. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Check out this post if you want some tips for growing broccoli. It includes another recipe, and yeah, that one has bacon and cheese in it as well.

Of course, I always use bacon without nitrates from pastured pigs and cheese from grass-fed cows when I can get it for my cheesy cream of broccoli soup.

And if you want to be amazed at how healthy broccoli is, read 43 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Broccoli.

Do you have a sister-in-law that won’t give away her recipes? Mine also makes sesame-seed chicken wings that are to-die-for.

You guessed it – I can’t get that recipe either, but I love her so much anyway.