Creamy Vegetable Soup

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This Creamy Vegetable Soup recipe is absolutely delicious! Full of veggies and a rich cheesy base, this is the best comfort food.

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This is the best vegetable soup!

This vegetable soup is packed full of veggies, and made thick and creamy with milk and fresh grated sharp cheddar cheese. It’s the ultimate cozy and flavorful soup for when you are craving nourishing comfort food!

When I was 9 months pregnant with my third son I was sick for several weeks. All I wanted was a big bowl of nourishing creamy vegetable soup and nothing from the store could even come close.

There is just nothing like a big hot and cozy bowl of soup when you are feeling sick! As soon as I felt better, this was my first recipe I had to test! I needed a go to hearty and delicious go to soup.

Since then we have made this veggie soup many times and enjoy the leftovers for easy lunches during the week. It’s one of our absolute favorite soups, along with this copycat panera broccoli cheese soup.

carrots, onion, garlic, broccoli, russet potatoes, butter, flour, vegetable broth, cheese, and milk

You can find the full recipe and instructions at the bottom of this post in the recipe card, but here is what you will need to make this soup.

Ingredients to make vegetable soup

  • butter
  • yellow onion and garlic
  • carrots: peeled and diced
  • russet potatoes: peeled and diced
  • broccoli: finely diced into florets
  • vegetable broth
  • sharp cheddar cheese: freshly grated
  • milk and flour: to thicken the soup
chopped up vegetables for soup on a cutting board

How to make creamy vegetable soup

Step 1: Melt the butter in a dutch oven or large pot. I like using a dutch oven as it is the perfect size for a large pot of soup.

Step 2: Add the garlic and onion and cook over medium low heat for 7-10 minutes, or until the onion is softened and translucent.

Step 3: Add the carrots and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.

Step 4: Add the diced potatoes and vegetable broth and bring the vegetable soup to a boil.

Boil the mixture until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork and fall apart.

What makes soup creamy?

Step 5: Mix together the milk and flour in a bowl, then add it to the soup. This is what makes the soup thicken up and adds creaminess.

Step 6: Add in the finely diced broccoli and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Step 7: Add the freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese and stir until melted and the soup thickens.

The soup will continue to thicken as it cooks. The potatoes will also fall apart more which thickens up the overall texture of the creamy vegetable soup.

ladle scooping vegetable soup from the pot

Step 8: Salt the soup to taste and serve.

creamy vegetable soup in a bowl with a spoon

We love serving this creamy vegetable soup with rolls, baguettes, or crackers.

I love to make a meal of it with a bowl of vegetable soup, buttered rolls, and a side salad.

creamy vegetable soup in a bowl with a spoon
creamy vegetable soup in a bowl with a spoon

Creamy Vegetable Soup FAQs

What makes soup more creamy?

Adding milk and freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese makes this soup more creamy than traditional vegetable soup.

How do I store creamy vegetable soup?

Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can I use a different type of potato?

Any kind of potato is fine to use in this recipe. The important part is that you chop them into small similar sized pieces so that they cook quickly and evenly.

creamy vegetable soup in a bowl with a spoon

This is my favorite go to soup recipe. It’s flavorful, veggie packed, and so creamy! I can’t wait for you to try it!

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4.82 from 11 votes

Creamy Vegetable Soup

By: Joy Shull
The best creamy vegetable soup recipe made with broccoli, potatoes, and carrots. A cozy comfort food soup made with nourishing ingredients!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 32 oz vegetable broth
  • 2 cups finely diced broccoli florets
  • 8 oz yellow sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

Instructions 

  • Melt the butter in a dutch oven or large pot
  • Prepare and chop up your ingredients so that they are ready to add. Dice the potatoes into small pieces (see the post images for size), dice the carrots, dice the onion, and mince the garlic. Chop the broccoli florets into small pieces.
  • Add the garlic and onion and cook over medium low heat for 7-10 minutes, or until the onion is softened 
  • Add the carrots and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat
  • Add the potatoes and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork
  • Mix together the milk and flour in a bowl, then add it to the vegetable soup
  • Add in the finely diced broccoli and simmer for 10-15 minutes
  • Add the cheese and stir until melted and the soup thickens. The soup will continue to thicken the longer that it cooks, and the potatoes will start to fall apart and become part of the soup. Continue to cook the soup to your desired thickness
  • Salt to taste before serving

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Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 980mg, Potassium: 836mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 13769IU, Vitamin C: 38mg, Calcium: 430mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. This was delicious none the less however my soup had a gritty consistency. Do you know if this would have been from the flour or cheese or something else? I used freshly grated cheese.

    1. Did you cook the flour and milk long enough and whisk it well before adding it to the soup? I have made this countless times and it has never been gritty.