Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

This Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup is a great way to warm up on these cool fall nights. There is nothing like coming home from a busy day and having a cozy soup for dinner.

Broccoli cheddar soup is one of my favorites! I always love Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup, who doesn’t? Since I had some leftover heavy cream from making my Creamy Tomato Soup I figured I would try to make my own. It was so cheesy and filled with delicious veggies that I ate it all week long! Turkey sandwich, Lasagna and Taco Salad a bowl of broccoli cheddar soup to go with it! LOL! But seriously it was good!

Disclaimer- Some links on this page are Amazon affiliate links, meaning at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

Great Vegetarian Soup

Looking for a filling and tasty vegetarian soup? This is perfect to pair with a piece of warm crusty bread. Wrap yourself in a blanket and call it a night! I love having soup for dinner and this one has plenty of veggies in it so you can feel good about eating it. But at the same time it’s creamy and cheesy goodness gives you the protein and fat to make it a full meal.

Is Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheedar Soup Gluten Free?

Yes! I use Cup for Cup gluten free flour for my roux. This is my favorite gluten free flour but you can use any flour you want as long as it’s gluten free. If you’re not gluten free just use regular flour.

How to Make a Roux?

I know! I know! This is slow cooking and now I have to get out a sauce pan and make a roux. But I promise this extra step only takes a few minutes and it is worth it. However, the first time I made a roux it was a disaster. For your first time give yourself a few extra minutes because you don’t want to ruin it. Slow is the name of the game for making a roux.

By the way a roux is just a fancy name for a thickening sauce made by mixing flour and liquid together.

How to Make Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup?

Step 1. Combine the broccoli, onion, shredded carrots, chicken stock, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in the slow cooker and cook on low for four hours.

Step 2. Turn slow cooker up to high setting.

Step 3. Take 1/3 of the broccoli out of the crockpot and set aside in a bowl. Using an immersion blender blend the remaining ingredients in the crockpot. Add broccoli back in once blended.

Step 4. Melt butter and add the flour. Whisk the flour in slowly.  Get a cup of liquid from the slow cooker.  Add it to the flour mixture slowly.  Then very slowly whisk in the heavy cream.

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Step 5. Add the shredded cheese to the roux mixture a little at a time until it is fully melted and combined. Take the cheese sauce and mix it into the crock pot. Stir to fully combine.

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Food Allergies-

Gluten-Free- I make all my recipes gluten-free since my husband has celiac disease, which means he is allergic to gluten. This recipe calls for flour which is not gluten free. Make sure to use gluten free flour like Cup for Cup.

Need A New Crock Pot?

My favorite is this Crock Pot 7 quart Programmable Slow Cooker. First and foremost, I love being able to set the timer in case I’m not home when the food is finished cooking and it just switches to warm. Plus you can lock the lid and just carry it to a party. Not only is it easy to carry but also you will never lose another Tupperware or serving dish again at a potluck party!

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Make a cup of this Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheddar Soup to warm up on a cold night!
4.29 from 7 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheese soup, crock pot broccoli cheese soup, slow cooker broccoli cheese soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced small
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Combine the broccoli, onion, shredded carrots, chicken stock, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in the slow cooker and cook on low for four hours.
  • Turn slow cooker up to high.
  • Take 1/3 of the broccoli out of the crockpot and set aside in a bowl. Using an immersion blender blend the remaining ingredients in the crockpot. Add broccoli back in once blended.
  • Melt butter and add the flour. Whisk the flour in slowly. Get a cup of liquid from the slow cooker. Add it to the flour mixture slowly. Then very slowly whisk in the heavy cream.
  • Add the shredded cheese to the roux mixture a little at a time until it is fully melted and combined.
  • Take the cheese sauce and mix it into the crock pot. Stir to fully combine.
  • Serve with shredded cheese and bacon on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5088IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 1mg

Looking for More Slow Cooker Soup Recipes?

Creamy Tomato Soup

Crock Pot Classic Chili

Quick Chicken Pozole Soup

Greek Chicken Soup

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating