Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 4 reviews

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup is thick, creamy and incredibly cheesy. Made easy in the crockpot, this is the perfect comfort meal. 

Crockpot recipes are such a time saver and bonus points for being so delicious as well. We highly recommend you try our famous Crockpot Meatloaf, the delicious BBQ Ribs and obviously the super tender Corned Beef with Cabbage and Potatoes.

Slow cooker broccoli cheddar soup photo.

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup is so easy to make in the crockpot. This is one of our favorite ways to prepare this classic recipe. By slow cooking it, all the flavors get to blend in together in an irresistible end result.

We used broccoli florets, carrots, and celery to make this recipe. Also, the veggies are perfectly tender and infused with the delicious flavors from the chicken broth and all that amazing melted cheddar cheese.


  • You can make this meal with just broccoli, we like adding carrots for some sweetness and the celery for extra flavor.
  • In addition, light cream can also be replaced with half and a half.
  • Use veggie broth instead of chicken broth for a vegetarian version.
  • Don’t fully puree it, leave some of the veggies intact, they will add a nice texture.
  • Also, you can add as much cheddar cheese as you like, you can even add some Asiago cheese or Gruyere.
  • Best is to grate your own cheese instead of using pre-shredded.

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You can easily make this recipe on the stove. Just follow this link it will be ready in about 30 minutes and it tastes delicious!


The pressure cooker is such a time-saver, this recipe is ready in minutes! You can just follow this link to print the Instant Pot version of this recipe.


This meal is already delicious, but you can elevate it even more if you use your favorite topping. Find our suggestions below:

  • Bacon
  • More cheddar cheese
  • Chopped green onion
  • Diced chives
  • A dollop of sour cream
  • Croutons
  • Crackers

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HOW TO FREEZE the soup:

  • First, it is very important to let it fully cool.
  • Next, use a cup to transfer it to freezer-safe quart bags or to a large air-tight container.
  • If using freezer bags, squeeze out excess air and seal the bags. Lay flat in the freezer.
  • Store for up to 3-4 months.


  • Transfer frozen soup from the freezer to the refrigerator and thaw it overnight.
  • Another option is to add the frozen bag to a large casserole dish and place it under running warm water.
  • Then, transfer it to a dutch oven or saucepan over low-medium heat.
  • Keep in mind that when reheating this recipe you may have to add a bit of milk or cream, ¼ cup at a time.
  • Stir to combine and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

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5 from 4 reviews
Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 4 hours 30 minutes Total time: 4 hrs 45 mins


  • 4 tablespoons  butter  (melted)
  • 1  small onion  (diced)
  • 5 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 3-4 cups  chopped broccoli florets  (no stems)
  • 1 cup  grated carrots 
  • 1 cup  celery  (chopped)
  • 3 cups  chicken broth  (or veggie broth)
  • 1 teaspoon  Italian seasoning 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes 
  • 2 teaspoons  salt  (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoons  black pepper  (or to taste)
  • 2 cups  yellow sharp cheddar cheese  (freshly grated)
  • 1 cup  Gruyere cheese  (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 cup  cornstarch 
  • 3 cups  heavy cream  (or light cream)


  1. In a 6qt or 8qt slow cooker add chopped onion, minced garlic, broccoli, carrot, celery, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and butter. Add the chicken broth and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 4-6 hours.
  2. In a large cup combine cream and cornstarch until smooth.
  3. Uncover soup and add the cornstarch mix. Stir to combine. Cover and cook for 20 minutes on high.
  4. Add the cheeses, salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheeses melt. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve warm and top with additional shredded cheese if desired. Enjoy!
Calories: 453 Carbohydrates: 19 Protein: 22 Fat: 32 Saturated Fat: 16 Cholesterol: 75 Sodium: 1699 Potassium: 592 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 9 Vitamin A: 5065 Vitamin C: 52 Calcium: 686 Iron: 1.2
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That looks so good. I haven't made broccoli cheddar soup in forever. I can't wait to bust out the slow cooker for this one.


Celebrate Woman Today

Catalina, I am determined to make this broccoli soup in my own kitchen. Never made one. But it is time to try it out!


Ruth I

I love that this has cheese and broccoli. I am sure I would love this especially with this weather. Yummy!



This is one of my favorite soups! I need to make a batch! 



This looks so good. It is one of my favorite soups to eat. I like that you use different cheeses.


Beate adams

I made this for the first time tonight and it came out delicious totally a 5 star recipe


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