Thursday, February 9, 2012

Spicy Broccoli Cheese Soup

This soup is a meal it itself. A little crusty Italian bread on the side, and you're good to go. It's cheesy, hearty & spicy. And it will warm you on a cold night. I like making this when the weather is cold, and I need a nice comfort meal to fill me up. It's packed with enough veggies to make it healthy.

Spicy Broccoli Cheese Soup


½ of a large Velveeta cheese loaf (About 2 cups of diced cheese)

6-7 large stalks of fresh Celery- chopped finely

½ yellow Onion-diced

½ head of fresh Broccoli-chopped finely (about 2 ½ cups)

1 Serrano pepper-minced (I usually remove about half of the seeds to make sure it doesn’t get too spicy)

3 tablespoons Butter

1 cup Whole Cream

1 pint half and half

1 cup chicken stock

2 chicken bouillon cubes or Chicken flavoring

Nature’s Seasoning (to taste)- or salt & pepper


Sauté in a large pot over medium-high heat butter, Serrano peppers, and onions. Add celery & broccoli, & reduce heat to low. Cook for about 15 minutes until all the veggies cook down. Add stock & stir frequently.

Add cubed Velveeta, seasonings, cream & half and half. Stir constantly as cheese melts down on very low heat. Taste & season accordingly.


  1. I love broccoli cheese soup but never thought about making it spicy! I'm definitely going to be trying this :)

  2. I love soups, and cheese-n-broccoli is one of my favrites! I also never thought about making it spicy, Im hoping to make it next week! Excited!

  3. I love brocoli cheese soup. I've never had it spicy and would love to try this.