To me, the perfect loaded baked potato is this: huge perfectly baked spud topped with copious amounts of cheddar cheese, steamed broccoli, maybe a little sour cream, salt + pepper and maybe a few green onions.
If you consider it blasphemy for anyone to utter the words “loaded baked potato” and not follow it up with bacon. Well. You’ll have to forgive me. But hey, it’s your kitchen. So you do what you want, and I will do the same. 🙂 Now let’s talk baked potato and broccoli cheddar soup!
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This soup will make three to four servings. I often make soup just for myself, and then I store the leftovers for an easy couple of lunches later that week.
This baked potato and broccoli cheddar soup is on heavy rotation at my house currently. It’s comforting and creamy but still packs a decent amount of greens from the broccoli. Win-win!
You can make this in a large pot on the stovetop, which I have instructions for in the printable recipe card below. But if you want to make this in a crockpot you absolutely can!
Simply add all the ingredients, except the milk and cheese, to your crockpot and cook on low for 6-7 hours (or until the potatoes are very soft). Blend in a blender or with an immersion blender, then stir in the milk and cheese.
Also, by the way, I recently bought myself an Our Place Always Pan (seen above). I LOVE it and cannot recommend it enough.
Warm up your nights with this baked potato and broccoli cheddar soup! Check out our 30-minute meals for more quick and easy recipes! xo. Emma
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- 2-3 baking potatoes
- 1 head broccoli
- 2 tablespoons onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 ½ cups vegetable or chicken stock
- ½ cup milk or cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (plus more for serving)
- salt and pepper
- Peel and cube the potatoes. You want these on the small cube side, like 1 inch or so. Chop the broccoli and onion. Mince the garlic.
- In a medium to large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook 1 minute. Then add the potatoes and broccoli and cook another minute.
- Pour in the stock, cover and cook on low for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft enough you can easily mash them with a spoon.
- In a blender or an immersion blender, puree the soup. See note.
- Stir in the milk or cream as well as the cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
- Serve topped with a little more cheese, and I think saltine crackers are a must but that's just me.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
I actually found this tasteless and not very good. I added a ton of salt, cumin,paprika, and fennel. Still rather tasteless
Absolutely amazing!!! My husband normally hates broccoli cheddar soup, but he loved this. My kids devoured it too!
I made it in my pressure cooker so it came together even more quickly – I diced the potatoes small and cooked at 6mins on high pressure. I also subbed red potatoes because that’s what I had on hand!
Love this soup. I make it all the time and even my husband that hates soup will eat this one.
Emma mentions this recipe in the Hygge podcast and I looked it up immediately. Turns out I had all of the ingredients, so I made it for dinner. This is such an easy, hearty, and delicious recipe. Perfect for a very cold winter’s night. I added a little Old Bay seasoning for some oomph.
made this tonight and it was delicious!!
Oh man this looks so delicious! I love a broccoli soup and the addition of potato sounds heavenly.
an indigo day
It’s still one of my favorites and I’ve had so many friends tell me they make this soup, which is why I had to update those old photos. ha.
o good gravy. you took and put my two favorite soups together and made something that I’m sure is delicious. genius!
this sopa is delicious!
we tried this recipe tonight (with our own variations – stovetop, golden potatoes, “actual blender,” less cheese, more cream).. and all we can say is.. thankyou..
it was supah easy to assemble.. and for a little sick nose and head was the best thing to put inside my body..
love and rockets..
this looks amazing!! do you have instructions for those of us who don’t have a crockpot?
6-7 hours to boil the potatos?in high heat? sounds like too much, does it really take that long for them to be soft? or it depends on th potato?
anyways looks delicious I wanna try, thabks for sharing
Sounds easy and delicious!
Thanks for sharing!
Homemade soup is one of my favorite things to make, and I LOVE potato soup AND broccoli soup, so I will definitely have to try this one!
Oh my goodness!! This looks amazing! Ive just been thinking about new soup recipes i could do and this is perfect 🙂
Thank you for sharing!
Yum yum yum!! Oh this looks SO good. My husband would love this!
Wow, this looks so delicious!
Oh lord, that looks yummy. I NEED a crock pot!
Yummy! I’m really into soups recently so i have to try this!
i can already tell that we’re gonna love this, emma!
Emma, you’ve done it again. This soup looks so tasty. I’m going to try and make it this weekend.