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Ninja Foodi Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of my favorite fall soup recipes. An easy broccoli cheddar soup that can be made in the slow cooker, Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot, or even stovetop. Give this Ninja Foodi broccoli cheese soup recipe a try today.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword affordable soup recipe, best broccoli soup, broccoli cheddar soup, broccoli cheese soup, broccoli soup recipe, crockpot broccoli cheese soup, fall soup, instant pot broccoli cheese soup, ninja foodi broccoli cheese soup, slow cooker broccoli cheese soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 417kcal
Author Kelsey Apley


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup shredded and diced carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded off a block of cheese


  • On your Ninja Foodi select the saute feature, and add in your butter.
  • Once melted, add in your onions and saute for a few minutes until they are softened.
  • Pour in chicken stock, broccoli, carrots, salt, and pepper. Place the pressure cooker lid on the Ninja Foodi and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  • Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes followed by a quick release of pressure.
  • Now add in your shredded cheese and heavy cream. Stir until melted.
  • Now in a small bowl mix your cold water and cornstarch together. Stir into the soup and stir. If need turns the saute feature on and stir continuously. The cornstarch will thicken up the soup.
  • When the broccoli cheddar soup is thickened, turn off Ninja foodi saute, and ladle up the soup and pour into bowls.



Slow Cooker Directions

Start by sauteing onions and butter on the stove in a skillet. Once softened pour into the slow cooker. Add in your chicken stock, broccoli, and carrots along with salt and pepper. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
Now add in your shredded cheese and heavy cream. If you want use an immersion blender to mix up the soup a bit and make smaller pieces. Make your cornstarch slurry and stir in. Cook another 15-30 minutes till thickened.

Instant Pot Directions

Instant Pot directions are the exact same as the Ninja Foodi.

Stovetop Directions

You will saute the onions and butter in a pan. Then once softened add in the chicken stock, broccoli, carrots and salt, and pepper. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
Once the broccoli is softened, you can then use an immersion blender if you want to break it up. Stir in the heavy cream and cheese. Turn the heat up a bit and then stir in cornstarch slurry to thicken.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 532mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g