Slow Cooker 3 Cheese Broccoli Soup

Whenever I order soup at a restaurant, I go for the broccoli and cheese soup.  I thought I would put my slow cooker to the test and make my own broccoli cheese soup.  After a few tries to get this recipe just right, the third time was the charm.

Serves: 6

Slow Cooker 3-Cheese Broccoli Soup

15 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese (cut into cubes)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute onion in butter until tender.
  3. Add onions, milk, chicken broth, broccoli, pepper, and salt to the slow cooker and mix until well combined.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  5. Add cheese cubes to slow cooker; stir until melted.
  6. Add cheddar and Parmesan and stir until melted.  Immediately turn off slow cooker to avoid curdling.
  7. Serve warm.



1521 cal


116 g


32 g


86 g
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31 Responses to “Slow Cooker 3 Cheese Broccoli Soup”

  1. Hi, I tried this last night- followed the recipe to a T except for the onions- I've never had onions in a broccoli cheese soup. Unfortunately it turned out awful- it was not thick at all- tasted like watered down Velveeta. Maybe a thickening ingredient is missing like heavy cream? I have made many soups in my slow cooker and I'm a bit of a soup snob. Any suggestions?
  2. Hi there. I followed this recipe and unfortunately it turned out horribly. I have no idea what went wrong but it has no flavor except butter. I had a bad feeling about it though when I saw that the only thickening agent was velveeta (not even real cheese). Two thumbs down, sorry.
  3. Just wanted to let you know: This isn't vegetarian due to the chicken broth involved. That being said ... my husband LOVES this recipe. It's his favorite soup and he gets excited like a kid when I do make it :) I've made it several times and to help keep from clumping: stir constantly. Wait until most of the velveeta cube you cut dissolves. We've also used this with an off-brand type velveeta and I think it tastes better ^_^
  4. Found this recipe last year and have make it many times (many many many many times!!!!) We've added a few things that have helped to spice it (not all together): smoked paprika, chili seasoning for a bit of heat, garlic, and nutmeg. I've also started adding in butternut squash soup base to get a thicker broth as well as more veggies into my family's diet. It doesn't effect the flavor much but does help to thicken the soup. I've also taken out the chicken broth to make this a vegetarian soup but my hubby said its not as good as with the chicken broth (but he's a meat eater so what does he know!) And yes, I've double the recipe because I've got a huge slow cooker. Thank you so much for this great recipe!
  5. This is one of our family favorites for a cold and dreary night or a pot luck party! We make a huge pot of this, using a box of chicken broth and a box of butternut squash soup. This adds to the creaminess and if you need a non meat version, just stick with the butternut squash soup. We've also added in different spices at times.... Using smoked paprika or Trader Joe's smoked south African blend (there is a recipe for it online that is very close). This gives it a nice smokey bacon flavor (my autistic son does my seasoning and this is what he came up with!)
  6. Oh.My.Goodness. This is the best broccoli cheese soup. I haven’t had anything better. I found the recipe in Simple & Delicious and saw your website with the recipe - I’m going to check out some of your other recipes right away! Thanks for sharing. So. Good

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