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Creamy Cheddar Broccoli Soup in the Slow Cooker

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Super creamy soup with the goodness of cheddar and broccoli made easy in your slow cooker. This fabulous recipe will warm your insides and fill you up.

bowl of creamy cheddar broccoli soup with shredded cheddar on top.

The slow cooker is a perfect way to make this creamy comforting soup. That way you don’t have to think twice about it until you are ready to eat. 

Serve it with a salad or a sandwich to make it an extra special meal. It is a great filling meatless meal that tastes amazing.

This soup will really warm you up on a cold day.  In general my husband doesn’t approve of soup as a meal, but I never hear complaints when I make this one.

It is a stick to your ribs bowl full of love and warmth.  The girl math on this one is that the good of the veggies outweighs the bad of the cheese.  So, it is healthy and good!

It would be delicious served in a bread bowl, but that alters the girl math equation a bit.  Sometimes that just doesn’t matter though!

slow cooker with broccoli and cream cheese, carrots and onions on cutting board.

A bowl of filling soup is a great option for lunch or a great dinner for lent if you are observant. It is perfect if you are just trying to reduce your meat consumption as well.

The rich creamy finish makes you not miss the meat. The cheddar helps to give it that extra flavorful finish.

Adapting the recipe for an instant pot

I have not made this in the instant pot yet, but it would totally be possible.  I would hold out the cream cheese to start.

Just cook the broccoli in the broth for a couple of minutes on high pressure. Release the pressure manually.

Add the cheese and cream cheese. With the instant pot on slow cook, hit the mixture with an immersion blender until it’s your desired texture.

Voila! It’s soup in a jiffy!

Why an immersion blender is great

Using a blender is a perfectly reasonable way to finish of smooth soups. However with the multiple batches and the danger of steam building up under the lid, it’s not my favorite method.

A stick blender is perfect for these kinds of applications.  You can blend the soup right in the pot, slow cooker or instant pot.

using an immersion blender to make a smooth soup in crock pot.

That way no steam is building up and waiting to blow the lid off! It also means you can do the whole batch at once.

I love them for soups, sauces or even scrambling a ton of eggs at once. Plus they are affordable with many options coming in at under $25.

bowl of creamy cheddar broccoli soup next to crock pot of soup

The head of mine comes off for easy cleaning and it gets the job done for applesauce and more. They’re worth checking out if you don’t have one.

Now let’s sit down with a good show and a hot bowl of soup to shake off the winter blahs. I know I could really use a bowl of comfort right now!

Cheesy Delicious Goodness

If you like cheese soup with more chunks, you will have to try Kelly’s cheese soup.  It has veggies, potatoes and pasta in a super creamy cheesy base. It is a regional favorite around here and will likely be a household favorite for you as well.

For a little cheesy crunch, make some homemade cheddar crackers. Or for a little spice make chili cheese spritz crackers.

If you would like another great hearty slow cooker soup recipe, check out pulled pork chili in the slow cooker. It is a great way to turn leftover pulled pork into a fun new meal.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli Soup in the Slow Cooker

bowl of creamy cheddar broccoli soup with shredded cheddar on top.

Super creamy soup with the goodness of cheddar and broccoli made easy in your slow cooker. This fabulous recipe will warm your insides and fill you up.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 45 minutes


  • 16 ounces chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 cups chicken broth (use vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian)
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook the broccoli, carrots, onion, garlic, cream cheese and chicken broth in your slow cooker on low heat for about 8 hours or high for about 6 hours.
  2. Stir in the evaporated milk and cheese. Cook on high for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Use an immersion blender, blender or food processor to get the soup to your desired level of smoothness.
  4. Enjoy warm with a sprinkle of cheese and or croutons.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 648mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 10g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Super creamy soup with the goodness of cheddar and broccoli made easy in your slow cooker. This fabulous recipe will warm your insides and fill you up.

Thanks for sharing!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 5th of March 2020

I need to make this. I wish I enjoyed broccoli more than I do, and this is probably a way to make that happen!


Monday 24th of February 2020

It is definitely still soup season here, and this soup looks delicious. I love using my slow cooker and we love cream soups. This recipe looks like a keeper!


Monday 2nd of March 2020

You'll have to give it a go for sure!

Andrea Nine

Thursday 20th of February 2020

This has been a soup kind of week girl, now I want to make this as well. I love broccoli cheddar and I love you can do this in the crockpot!


Monday 2nd of March 2020

This will warm you right up!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Wednesday 19th of February 2020

This looks like such a nice hearty soup for the winter months. Thanks for the recipe to make it Carlee.


Monday 2nd of March 2020

It really is, thank you Julie!


Tuesday 5th of January 2016

Yum! Thanks for linking up at From the Archives Friday! I love soup!



Tuesday 5th of January 2016

Me too, I love all kinds of soup. My husband isn't a big fan, but cheese soup he'll eat any day!

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