Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Warm and comforting, this steamy bowl with broccoli, Cheddar cheese soup and white rice is ready in less than 10 minutes.

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Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Cooking time PREP TIME 1 min
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1-2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 6 mins
Cooking time
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COOK TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 can condensed Cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed


  • Whip up some creamy Cheddar Broccoli Soup using only 4 ingredients! In less than 10 minutes, you’ll be cozying up to a steaming cup of comfort.

    Step 1

  • Combine soup and milk in a microwave-safe bowl.

    Step 2

  • Add rice and broccoli, stir to combine.

    Step 3

  • Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through.

    Step 4

  • Stir again, and serve

    Recipe Tip

    For a flavor boost, stir a tablespoon of mustard into the soup before heating.

Broccoli Cheddar Varieties

We simply can’t get enough of this classic combo! Take broccoli and Cheddar to a new level by tossing a protein into the mix with our creamy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli. It’s a meal that the whole family will look forward to! For those looking for recipes with a smaller yield, this Cheesy Turkey and Broccoli Rice is perfect for up to 2 people. It’s so flavorful and filling that it’s hard to believe that it only takes 3 minutes to prepare. The only thing that is disappointing about this dish is that there may not be any leftovers to enjoy later!

Proper Portions

While this recipe is perfect for 1 or 2 people, you may want to make our Broccoli Cheese and Rice Soup if you’re feeding more family and friends. Although it takes 15 minutes to make, it will feed up to 6 people. And, let’s face it, it’s still a speedy dinner! No matter how many servings you’re preparing, a warm cup of soup will definitely please everyone at the table.

Kitchen Staple Substitutions

Keeping your pantry fully stocked ensures that you’ll always have quick and easy meal possibilities at your fingertips. You likely have all 4 of these ingredients on hand. However, if you’re feeling creative or simply don’t want to go on a grocery store run, feel free to tweak the recipe and use a Cooking Hack. For some inspiration, here are a couple of ways to switch up this recipe:

Milk: While skim milk produces a soup that some may consider a little too thin, 2% milk serves as a suitable, reduced-fat option. As far as a lactose-free substitution goes, soy has the best texture for soups. Just remember that this will only reduce the dairy content in the recipe as the canned soup still contains dairy.

Grains: Firstly, you can never go wrong with our most versatile grain, so white rice should be considered a pantry must! That being said, why not get creative and add another layer of complexity simply by swapping in a different Minute® Ready to Serve variety? For subtle fragrant notes, reach for either jasmine or basmati rice. Or, add a subtle, nutty flavor while also effortlessly integrating more whole grains into your meals with brown rice.

Other Recipe Ideas

For another quick meal that cooks up in minutes, take a look at our Mexican Rice Recipe.

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