TGI Fridays Broccoli Cheese Soup Copycat

Recipe for TGI Fridays Broccoli Cheese Soup Copycat

When it’s cold out nothing hits the spot better than a hot bowl of soup. This copycat recipe should do the trick. Thick and creamy, loaded with broccoli, and who doesn’t love cheese?!

TGI Fridays Broccoli Cheese Soup Copycat


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 5 slices cheddar cheese slices
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (bite-size)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (to garnish)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley (to garnish)


  1. Combine chicken broth, water, half & half, cheese, flour, onion and pepper in a large saucepan.
  2. Whisk to combine and to break up any lumps of flour, then turn heat to medium/high.
  3. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  4. Add broccoli to soup and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until broccoli is tender but not soft.
  5. For each serving spoon one cup of soup into a bowl and garnish with a tbsp of shredded cheese and a pinch of parsley.

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