Broccoli Cheddar Soup Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Imagine coming home after a long day to a comforting, creamy soup brimming with vibrant broccoli and the irresistible allure of cheddar cheese. It's like a warm hug for your taste buds on even the busiest of days
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Greetings, busy parents! Today, we’re diving into the world of culinary convenience with our Broccoli Cheddar Soup Freezer Meal. Imagine coming home after a long day to a comforting, creamy soup brimming with vibrant broccoli and the irresistible allure of cheddar cheese.

It’s like a warm hug for your taste buds on even the busiest of days, and guess what? You can have this cozy experience whenever you please, all thanks to this ingenious freezer meal. Say farewell to those frantic evenings of last-minute cooking and say hello to the simplicity and scrumptiousness of make-ahead meals.

Imagine your freezer stocked with containers of this hearty Broccoli Cheddar Soup, ready to rescue you from mealtime dilemmas. Then imagine that you are sitting in your cozy home, enjoying this delicious soup.

Whether you’re a superhero parent yearning for more quality moments with your family or a culinary adventurer seeking a quick yet immensely flavorful dinner option, this freezer meal is your trusty sidekick. It’s here to make your life both tastier and simpler, all while ensuring that the delightful aroma of homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup fills your kitchen whenever you need it.

Why you’ll Love this Homemade Freezer Friendly Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

  • No Preservatives
  • Customizable
  • Portion Control 
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Convenience
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Hannah Stewart
Imagine coming home after a long day to a comforting, creamy soup brimming with vibrant broccoli and the irresistible allure of cheddar cheese. It's like a warm hug for your taste buds on even the busiest of days
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 593 kcal
Equipment
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • 1 Slow Cooker
Ingredients
  
  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy cream
  • 2 cups Carrots Shredded
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 head Broccoli florets roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Frozen onion diced
  • 6 Cups Sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted butter
  • 1/4 Cup All purpose flour unbleached
Instructions
 
Prep/Freezer Directions
  • Label Freezer bag with Recipe name, cooking from freezer directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Add all ingredients to freezer bag, except sharp cheddar cheese and heavy cream
  • Store in freezer for up to three months.
Cooking Directions
  • No need to thaw, meal can go straight from freezer to slow cooker.
  • Dump contents of Gallon freezer bag into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • During the last 30 minutes of cook time, add in sharp cheddar cheese and heavy cream.
  • Stir and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 29gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 7537mgPotassium: 401mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gCalcium: 809mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Broccoli Cheddar, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Crockpot soups, Easy Dinner, Soups
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Equipment Needed for to make Convenient Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

  • 1 Gallon freezer bag
  • 1 Slow Cooker

Ingredients for your Broccoli Cheddar Soup Freezer Meal

  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy cream
  • 2 cups Carrots, shredded
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 head Broccoli florets, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Frozen onion, diced
  • 6 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted butter
  • 1/4 Cup All purpose flour, unbleached

How to Make a Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Prep/freezer direction:

  1. Label Freezer bag with Recipe name, cooking from freezer directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  2. Add all ingredients to freezer bag, except sharp cheddar cheese and heavy cream
  3. Store in freezer for up to three months.

Cooking directions:

  1. No need to thaw, meal can go straight from freezer to slow cooker.
  2. Dump contents of Gallon freezer bag into slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. During the last 30 minutes of cook time, add in sharp cheddar cheese and heavy cream.
  5. Stir and serve!

What to serve with your Broccoli Cheddar Soup Freezer Meal for Busy Families?

Sides:

Desserts:

Mocktails:

  • Sparkling Cucumber Limeade
  • Virgin Strawberry Mojito
  • Citrus Splash 

Popular Substitutions and Additions

Substitutions:

  • Vegetable Broth for Chicken Broth: If you prefer a vegetarian version of this soup, you can substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth. This swap maintains the soup’s rich flavor while making it suitable for vegetarians.
  • Almond Milk for Coconut Milk: For a lighter, dairy-free option, you can use unsweetened almond milk instead of coconut milk. It will provide a creamy texture without the coconut flavor, making it ideal for those who are not fans of coconut.
  • Cauliflower for Broccoli: If you want to switch things up or if cauliflower is more readily available, you can use cauliflower florets instead of broccoli. It will offer a similar texture and absorb the delicious cheddar cheese flavor just as well.

Additions:

  • Spinach or Kale: Add a nutritional boost by incorporating fresh spinach or kale leaves. Stir in a couple of cups of finely chopped greens during the last few minutes of simmering for added color and nutrients.
  • Diced Red Bell Pepper: For a touch of sweetness and extra color, consider adding finely diced red bell pepper to the soup. It complements the savory flavors and provides a pleasant crunch.
  • Fresh Herbs: Enhance the soup’s flavor with fresh herbs like thyme or parsley. Sprinkle a handful of chopped herbs on top just before serving or stir them into the soup during the last few minutes of cooking for a burst of freshness.

These substitutions and additions will allow you to customize your Broccoli Cheddar Soup to your taste and dietary preferences while ensuring that each ingredient remains freezer-friendly for convenient make-ahead meals.

How to Reheat and Store Broccoli Cheddar Soup Freezer Meal after cooking?

Best way to store Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup leftover?

Ensuring the taste and safety of your Broccoli Cheddar leftovers is contingent upon proper storage. Commence by allowing your leftovers to cool to room temperature on the kitchen counter. Once sufficiently cooled, transfer them into airtight containers or resealable plastic bags, taking care to eliminate air inside to prevent freezer burn or spoilage.

Don’t forget to label the containers with the date to facilitate tracking freshness. For extended storage, opt for the freezer. Frozen soup leftovers can uphold their quality for several months, enabling you to enjoy your favorite dishes conveniently and minimize food waste.

How long will Make-Ahead Broccoli Cheddar Soup last in fridge?

Typically, you can expect your Broccoli Cheddar Soup leftovers to remain fresh for about 3-5 days. It’s quite a convenient time frame for enjoying those delicious meals again. To ensure their quality, make sure to cool them down to room temperature within two hours after cooking.

Now, if you ever find yourself with an abundance of leftovers, what’s the best course of action? The answer lies in your freezer, where your leftovers can maintain their taste and quality for an extended period.

Can I freeze Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe after cooking?

Freezing leftover Broccoli Cheddar soup is a straightforward process that helps you preserve the quality and freshness of your Broccoli Cheddar soup for future meals.

First thing you must do is allow the soup to cool to room temperature. This crucial step prevents condensation and ice crystals from forming inside the storage container. Once cooled, decide on your portion sizes based on your future meal needs, whether its individual serving or family sized portions.

Fill each chosen container or freezer bag with the cooled soup, leaving expansion room as the soup freezes. Seal the containers/bags securely to prevent freezer burn, and consider labeling each container/bag with the date of freezing and its contents for easy identification.

Place the labeled containers or bags in the coldest part of the freezer, arranging them in a single layer to freeze evenly.

How to Reheat Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup?

Reheating your Broccoli Cheddar Soup has never been easier. The best methods of reheating occur on your stovetop or in your microwave. Regardless of method, if your leftovers have been frozen, allow the meal to thaw out in the fridge overnight.

Once thawed and before microwaving, start by transferring your desired portion of broccoli cheddar soup into a microwave-safe container. Set the time to 1-2 minutes on regular heat. Stir the soup between each increment to ensure even heating. Continue until the soup reaches the desired temperature.

If you are using the stovetop to reheat your leftovers, transfer leftovers from the container to a saucepan or pot. Place the pot over low to medium-low heat. Allow the soup to start thawing and melting slowly, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. This may take a bit longer than microwaving but ensures even heating. Continue stirring occasionally. Continue simmering and stirring until the soup reaches the desired temperature.

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Ingredients you will need for this Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

  • Chicken Broth
  • Coconut Milk
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Broccoli Flourets
  • Small Onion
  • Hard Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Nutmeg

Healthy Benefits of Broccoli Cheddar Soup

  • Weight Loss Friendly
  • Low Calorie Content
  • Includes antioxidants
  • Antiinflammation properties
  • high fiber
  • High in Vitamin C
  • High in Vitamin A
  • High in Calcium

Why you will love this Broccoli Cheddar Soup

  • 10 minute prep
  • Kid friendly
  • Super fast clean up
  • Experience all the feels
  • Extremely Tasty

An amazing soup recipe for your home

Everyone needs that one soup recipe that brings back all the feels of home, and this Broccoli Cheddar Soup is that recipe. This soup smells so delicious as it is cooking and it tastes so amazing. Add in an amazing baguette and you have yourself a winner.

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Hannah Stewart
Imagine coming home after a long day to a comforting, creamy soup brimming with vibrant broccoli and the irresistible allure of cheddar cheese. It's like a warm hug for your taste buds on even the busiest of days
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 593 kcal
Equipment
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • 1 Slow Cooker
Ingredients
  
  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy cream
  • 2 cups Carrots Shredded
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 head Broccoli florets roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Frozen onion diced
  • 6 Cups Sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted butter
  • 1/4 Cup All purpose flour unbleached
Instructions
 
Prep/Freezer Directions
  • Label Freezer bag with Recipe name, cooking from freezer directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Add all ingredients to freezer bag, except sharp cheddar cheese and heavy cream
  • Store in freezer for up to three months.
Cooking Directions
  • No need to thaw, meal can go straight from freezer to slow cooker.
  • Dump contents of Gallon freezer bag into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • During the last 30 minutes of cook time, add in sharp cheddar cheese and heavy cream.
  • Stir and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 29gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 7537mgPotassium: 401mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gCalcium: 809mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Broccoli Cheddar, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Crockpot soups, Easy Dinner, Soups
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