Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup is comfort food in a bowl without all the carbs. It is an easy, cheesy, keto soup that is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day.

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup in a bowl

One of our favorite things to get when we go out is Panera broccoli cheese soup. Of course, their version is definitely not keto friendly because it uses starches to thicken it. So we took the idea of the cozy, rich, cheesy soup and made a version that can easily fit into a keto lifestyle and tastes just as delicious as the higher carb versions.

That’s not the only soup keeping us warm when it’s cold outside. Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup, Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup, and Instant Pot Big Mac Soup {Low Carb} are a few of our other favorite keto soups.

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ingredients for Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

What You’ll Need

  • Butter – Unsalted butter works best for sauteing the onions. You can use salted too but it may make it too salty for your tastes. 
  • Onion – We prefer using yellow, white, or sweet onions for this recipe.
  • Garlic– Fresh garlic will give the soup the best flavor.
  • Chicken broth – You can use regular or low sodium varieties. If you want to make a vegetarian version, you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  • Heavy cream – For the thickest soup and to keep it keto, use heavy cream. If you are concerned about calories, you can use half and half or whole milk, but they will make a slightly thinner soup and not be keto friendly because of the sugar content.
  • Broccoli – Fresh broccoli is preferred. You can use frozen in a pinch but it tender to become soggier since it has already been fully cooked once.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese – Though you can shred your own cheese, we recommend using pre shredded cheese because it thickens the soup better.
bowl of creamy Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

How to Make It

Saute the onions. Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large soup pot. Once the butter is melted, add the onions and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes are until they are softened. Add in the garlic and cook for one more minute.

Cook the soup. Reduce the heat to medium and pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Mix together and bring the soup to a simmer.

Blend it. Add 1/2 of the broccoli and let cook for 10 minutes, then use an immersion blender to blend the soup. 

Add the cheese. Add the cheddar cheese stirring until the cheese is fully melted and smooth.

Finish it up. Add the remaining broccoli and continue to cook over low heat for 20 minutes until the broccoli pieces are tender.

bowls of Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

Can You Have Broccoli on Keto? 

Yes! Broccoli is keto friendly with only 2 grams net carbs per ½ cup of raw, chopped broccoli. Broccoli is also very healthy. It is loaded with vitamins B9, C, and K and is a great source of fiber. 

How Many Carbs Are In Broccoli Cheese Soup? 

In a single 1 cup serving, you will get 6 grams net carbs. It is the perfect keto meal, high in fat, low in carbs. It makes a great keto lunch or dinner.

How to Store It

Refrigerator – Let the soup cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. You can reheat on the stove over very low heat, stirring constantly or reheat in the microwave warming for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each 30 seconds.

Freezer – Let the soup cool completely and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat first place in the refrigerator overnight to let it thaw then you can reheat on the stove over very low heat, stirring constantly or reheat in the microwave warming for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each 30 seconds.

steaming hot Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup in a bowl

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup is comfort food in a bowl without all the carbs. It is an easy, cheesy, keto soup that is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day.
Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup in a bowl
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • ¼ cup Onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely minced
  • 2 cups Chicken broth
  • 2 cup Heavy cream
  • 12 ounces Sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups Broccoli florets, cup into bite-sized pieces

Instructions

  • Add butter to your soup pot and heat over medium high heat until melted.
  • Add the diced onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until softened, then add garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  • Pour in chicken broth and heavy cream and bring to a simmer.
  • Add ½ of the broccoli and let cook for 10 minutes. Then use an immersion blender to blend the broccoli.
  • Add cheddar cheese stirring until fully melted and smooth.
  • Add the remaining broccoli, reduce to low heat and let simmer for 20 minutes until the broccoli pieces are softened.
  • Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate for later.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ounces, Calories: 559kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 51g, Saturated Fat: 31g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 180mg, Sodium: 575mg, Potassium: 353mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 2177IU, Vitamin C: 56mg, Calcium: 491mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheese soup, leto broccoli cheese soup