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This one-pot Easy Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Potato Soup is the perfect bowl to warm up to on bitterly cold days. Made with everything you’d load into your favorite baked potato but with the addition of fresh broccoli! Potatoes, broccoli, salsa verde, and sharp cheddar cheese all come together to make this mildly spicy, creamy soup so delicious. Top each bowl of tasty soup with plenty of cheddar cheese and chopped green onion! Great on its own but even better with a side of homemade beer bread. Yum!

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I hate to talk about the weather, but it truly was the inspiration behind today’s soup – and even tomorrow’s recipe, too! When I say it’s been cold, I mean it’s been REALLY COLD! The wind has been howling for two days straight, with icy cold snow blowing everywhere and white-out conditions.

It certainly is cozy you all. A little too cold, but still cozy. Nonetheless, it’s left me wanting to make cozy soups and bake bread (and maybe some sweet wintry desserts too). I’m not complaining, the coziness certainly is nice.

And the food is delicious!

Two of my favorite soups are a yummy broccoli cheddar and a spicy potato soup. I’ve been toying with the idea of making a spicy broccoli cheddar soup for a whole year now. But then I had this idea of meshing both a broccoli cheddar and a potato soup.

Nothing sounded more delicious. This really is a yummy combination.

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The Details

Step 1: cook the onion and garlic

Melt some butter in a big Dutch oven. Then, cook the onion, add some garlic, fresh oregano, and a tiny pinch of chili powder.

Now mix in some flour. The flour helps to thicken the soup and keeps everything from separating.

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Step 2: add the potatoes and broccoli

Next, add the broth, the chunks of potato, and chopped-up broccoli. I love to use Russet potatoes for this soup, but really, any potato will do!

Cook the potatoes and broccoli in the broth. This only takes 15 minutes or so. Then, take your potato masher and mash up some of the chunks of both potato and broccoli. I do this inside the soup pot, so there’s no dirtying up any additional bowls.

If you prefer a thinner, less chunky soup, use an immersion (or regular) blender to puree the soup base.

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Step 3: add the milk and salsa verde

To finish, pour in some milk; any variety will work. I use whole goat milk.

This next ingredient is my secret. It’s not traditional, but it really makes this recipe good. A bit of salsa verde! It adds a wonderful chili flavor with just the right amount of spice. It’s subtle yet is such a delicious addition to the soup!

Now, mix in a handful of cheddar cheese along with the salsa verde. I use a spicy white cheddar. I buy rattlesnake cheddar cheese wedges from Whole Foods. But only use this if you enjoy some spiciness.

Let everything melt together and become creamy.

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Step 4: eat and enjoy

I like adding a dollop of yogurt and lots of fresh green onion. And I always finish with a sprinkle of cracked black pepper and sea salt.

This is the yummiest soup!  Think a little spicy, a touch creamy, filled with potatoes, cheese, and all those awesome toppings. Try serving this bowl of soup along with beer bread on the side for dipping. For me, it’s a must.

I love a simple dinner when the days are busy and the nights are cold!

Easy Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Potato Soup | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other dinners with a little kick? Here are a few ideas: 

Baked Crunchy Honey Buffalo Chicken

Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey and White Bean Chili

Healthy Slow Cooker Chipotle Bean Chili

Spicy Buffalo White Chicken Chili

Creamy White Chicken Chili

One Skillet Saucy Chicken Tortilla Enchilada Rice Bake

Healthy Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup with Salty Lime Chips

Lastly, if you make this Easy Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Potato Soup be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And, of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Easy Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Potato Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 327 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Instructions

  • 1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot set over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Mix in the oregano and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 2 minutes.
    2. Pour over the broth and stir in the potatoes and broccoli. Partially cover and simmer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are very soft. Use a potato masher or immersion blender to lightly blend the soup. I like to leave my soup chunky.
    3. Stir in the milk, salsa verde, and cheddar cheese. Cook for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper. If needed, thin with additional broth.
    4. Ladle the soup into bowls. Top, as desired, with yogurt/sour cream, cheese, oregano, and green onions. Eat and enjoy!
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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you! My typical broccoli soup is so bland and thin and boring, this is amazing and hearty! Loved it!

    1. Hey there! Thank you so so much for trying out the recipe! I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment as well! 🙂 xT