With the fall weather in full swing, I have been craving soup. Here is a simple and delicious Broccoli Cheddar soup that can be ready in minutes. I used to have this soup at cafe’s and wondered how they make this creamy comforting soup. Ooooh…the yummy broccoli and carrots in a delicious cheesy base. Now I make this soup in the comfort of my home in the amazing Instant Pot!
Even thought the name of the soup is broccoli cheddar, I adds carrots and onions too. I love the added nutrition from all the veggies disguised in this creamy soup.
This is a super quick recipe, just make sure you have cheddar cheese at home. I made this soup in an Instant Pot, but it can easily be made in a normal pressure cooker or in pot on the stovetop, just allow a extra time to make the soup creamy.
A comforting Creamy Broccoli Cheddar soup loaded with veggies and cheddar cheese made in the instant pot.
Start the instant pot in SAUTE mode and melt butter in it. Add diced onions and minced garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
Add flour and saute for a minute until it is cooked. Add the broth and mix it well with the flour to a smooth consistency.
Add broccoli, carrots and seasoning. Press Cancel and close the instant pot lid with vent in sealing position.
Set the instant pot on MANUAL or pressure cook mode at high pressure for 8 minutes.
When the instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure manually. Open the lid and Stir in the cream.
Change the instant pot to SAUTE mode. Stir in the cheddar cheese gradually, stirring continuously, until it melts. Press Cancel.
Soup is ready to be served.
- I have used Better Than Bullion base to make broth. It is just easier to keep at hand for all my cooking.
- I used only cheddar cheese in this recipe. If you like, you can add other cheeses you love.
- Gluten-free variation: Skip the all-purpose flour to make this soup gluten-free.