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Creamy Spicy Broccoli Soup

A hearty, creamy broccoli soup is kicked up with spices from tomatoes and green chiles in this comforting soup recipe.
Course Soup
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword broccoli, cheese, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 298kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 head broccoli chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 32 ounces chicken broth I used low sodium organic
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves *roasted garlic diced
  • 12 ounces cheese grated or cubed
  • 1 10 ounce can tomatoes with green chiles, like Ro*tel brand


  • Heat a large saute pan to med-high.
  • Add oil to pan, when oil is hot add onions and broccoli. Saute' 4 to 5 minutes stirring constantly until onions are translucent and broccoli is tender crisp.
  • Remove from heat.
  • To a slow cooker set on low, add broth, pepper, garlic, cheese and tomatoes and green chiles
  • Stir.
  • Add broccoli and onions and stir.
  • Cook on low 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.


You can use un-roasted garlic, but the flavor profile will be slightly different. I used Velveeta Cheese in this recipe because it makes for a more creamy soup. Shredded cheddar may be substituted if you prefer. You can also cook in a large pot stove top. Cook on simmer with lid on for 1 and 1/2 hours.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1199IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 470mg | Iron: 1mg