Creamy Spicy Broccoli Soup

A hearty, creamy broccoli soup is kicked up with spices from tomatoes and green chiles in this comforting soup recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Paula Jones


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


  1. Heat a large saute pan to med-high.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. To a slow cooker set on low, add broth, pepper, garlic, cheese and tomatoes and green chiles
  5. Stir.
  6. Add broccoli and onions and stir.
  7. Cook on low 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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.