Baked Potato & Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This post was originally written in 2013. We have updated the recipe with a few small tweaks, as well as new photos. This is still one of my favorite soup recipes of all time! Enjoy.

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!

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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Baked Potato and Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Emma Chapman

Ingredients

  • 2-3 baking potatoes
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese plus more for serving
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. In a blender or an immersion blender, puree the soup. See note.

  5. Stir in the milk or cream as well as the cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking.

  6. Serve topped with a little more cheese, and I think saltine crackers are a must but that's just me.

Recipe Notes

Sometimes I like to remove some of the cooked broccoli before pureeing the soup. Then I add the broccoli back in, just to retain some texture in the soup. This is just a preference, either way you go this soup is still delicious. 

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • 5 stars
    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.

  • Oh man this looks so delicious! I love a broccoli soup and the addition of potato sounds heavenly.

    xo Jessica
    an indigo day

    • 5 stars
      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!

    grace
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  • 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..

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  • 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

  • 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!

    Love,
    Stephanie May*

    http://www.maydae.com

  • 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!

    Lulu xx

    https://www.luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • Yummy! I’m really into soups recently so i have to try this!

    X
    http://kendra-genevieve-rose.blogspot.com

  • Emma, you’ve done it again. This soup looks so tasty. I’m going to try and make it this weekend.

  • Wow this sounds really comforting and yummy.

    Zie
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

  • looks so delicious !!
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  • What a great way to get more veg in your diet plus it looks yummy! Thank you : )

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  • That looks yummy. I didnt taste it before with baked potato. Perfect idea. Have a nice day.

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  • i would give a lot for some hot soup right now! it so cold over here!!!!

    www.mamajulesbrussels.blogspot.com

  • Yum, I love cream of broccoli soup so I think I’m going to love this. I LOVE fries and so.. potatoes too. lol

  • Hmmm, I don’t much care for broccoli, so do you have any suggestions for other vegetable substitutes?

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  • this is probably one of my favorite types of soups to eat, but i never thought that i would be able to make it myself! this recipe looks really easy, i will definitely be trying this soon! thank you! 🙂

    Lena
    http://sincerelylena.wordpress.com/

  • This looks delicious! And what do you know, I have all the ingredients at home! Yay, I will try this tomorrow!

  • My friend and I are on a soup trade kick – this might be the next in line… Thanks!

  • Yes. We just made some coffee chicken that this would be yummy with!

  • This looks so good!

    Perfect for these cold nights!!

    -Heidi Harlequin
    www.20stampslater.blogspot.com

  • looks so good I’m really into soups right now. This one looks awesome

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  • Yummm brocolli is the BEST veggie!
    xo Emily @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • This combines two of my favorite soup recipes! And, I’ve been looking for new soup anyway!

  • I absolutely LOVE broccoli and cheese soup! Broccoli and blue cheese is awesome.

    x Olivia
    www.theblackpeony.com

  • This looks beyond beyond delish. I will have to stockpile WW points! HA.

    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

  • I can’t wait for when it turns to winter here and I can start making soup! It’s still summer in New Zealand.

    Carina http://carstina.blogspot.co.nz/

  • Um this seems like heaven in a bowl. Literally my favorite things all cooked up together. What a great treat for a gloomy day!

    http://charliececile.blogspot.com

  • Using the crock pot was one of the goals I set for 2013! This one sounds like a great first try. Thanks for sharing. And belated birthday wishes, xox.

  • Oh, YUM!!!
    This looks awesome!
    I adore potatoes, thanks for posting this!
    -Anna

    http://thecupcakecousinsblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/fashion-fun-by-celia-and-anna.html?showComment=1358800633290#c549939592296223258

  • looks so yummy! perfect for the chilly weather we’ve been having!

    xo eden
    http://edensjunkdrawer.blogspot.com

  • Laura Kidd- You could do it on the stove top too in a covered pot. I would turn up the heat quite a bit so the potatoes will soften much faster as you don’t want to leave a pot cooking overnight (like you could easily do with the crock pot version).

  • Makes me hungry just looking at it! Yum!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

  • Sounds delicious. I thin it would go well with goat cheese too!

  • Sounds and looks amazing! Will have to make soon. I recently purchased an immersion blender and I can’t believe I didn’t buy one sooner!

  • This looks so delicious! Perfect for a chilly day.

    Melissa
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  • mmm, this sounds great! my husband & i are pescetarians so we’re always looking for meat-less options and this is a great one. thanks for sharing!

  • My grandmother has made something like this for me before! It is one of my favourite dishes ever! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I will definitely try it!

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