Vegetable Cheddar Cheese Soup

This recipe for Cheddar Cheese Soup is creamy and comforting. Filled with bits of zucchini, broccoli, and carrots, it’s healthy comfort food.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli cheese soup, cheddar, cheddar cheese soup, cheese soup, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 medium zucchini grated
  • 1 carrot peeled and grated
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1 head broccoli chopped into mini florets
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese


  1. In large saucepot, melt butter. Add garlic, zucchini, carrots, and onion. Saute until veggies are tender. Stir in broccoli and broth. Simmer until broccoli is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in large pot. Whisk in flour and cook for a minute or two. Whisk in milk until smooth. Simmer until thickened.
  3. Whisk in cheddar cheese. Incorporate vegetable mixture into cheese sauce, whisking until smooth.
  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To freeze: cool the soup and store in meal- or individual-sized portions in the freezer, for up to 2 months. Reheat before serving.