Come home to a warming bowlful of this filling, Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup. This soup is a thick and comforting vegetable soup that’s as good for a meal as it is for a dinner party appetizer.
If like me, you’re on a low carb diet, then you have to try this amazing soup!
I’m on the Atkins diet and have had a lot of trouble finding meals that I want to eat more than once, but this is a recipe that I make once a week. It’s satisfying and simple to make.
Homemade soup keeps well in the fridge and is also easy to freeze. Best of all, this thick soup won’t leave you hungry. Its a beautiful, filling soup that will make you forget you’re on a diet!
Why this recipe works:
- While this recipe is suitable for most low carb diet plans, including Keto and Atkins, you don’t have to be cutting carbs to enjoy this delicious soup.
- This low carb recipe uses the broccoli and cheese to thicken it instead of high carb thickening agents.
This Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe is really, really tasty and perfect for cooler weather.
The last couple of weeks have been a lot cooler and I love the first signs of autumn weather. It’s been awesome and so nice enjoying some fresh fall air!
It’s almost time to be in cozy, warm clothes, light the fireplace, and snuggle up in blankets with a comforting bowl of soup! One of my favorite parts of fall is making soup and this is my new favorite!
Here’s how to make it:
In a large stockpot, melt butter over medium heat.
Add celery and onion and cook in the butter until softened.
Add the garlic powder and paprika.
Add the broccoli.
Pour over the stock.
Cover and simmer until broccoli is tender (10 to 15 minutes).
If you want your soup chunky, remove about a cup of broccoli with a slotted spoon and set aside. To make the soup extra thick, before adding the cheese I ladle out stock until it just covers the broccoli.
Reduce heat, and add the cheese.
Allow to melt into the soup.
Using a stick blender, blend until smooth.
Stir in the broccoli that was removed earlier. Serve and enjoy.
- This soup is perfect for broccoli that isn’t at its freshest and has started to yellow a bit. No point in wasting perfectly good food!
- To avoid clumping while adding the cheese, use store-bought, pre-grated cheese. Add it gradually and make sure the temperature isn’t too hot. The heat should be fairly low when adding the cheese. If it’s too hot, the cheese can seize up and clump.
- If grating your own cheese (instead of buying store bought pre-grated cheese), try coating the cheese with a little arrowroot powder to keep it from clumping.
- Don’t own a stick hand blender? No problem. You can use a food possessor or blender to puree the soup.
- For an added wow factor and a bit of crunchy texture, try sprinkling crispy bacon over the soup before serving.
- Use cauliflower instead of broccoli, it tastes just as good!
- Add ham to this soup for an even more filling meal.
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Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup
Whether you're doing low-carb or not, you can enjoy this smooth blended with cheddar cheese that's as good for a comforting meal as it is for a dinner party appetizer.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1-1⁄2 pounds broccoli florets cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 cups canned chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3 cups cheddar cheese grated
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Cook celery and onion in butter until softened. Stir in broccoli, and cover with stock. Simmer until broccoli is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
If you want your soup chunky, remove about a cup of broccoli with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Reduce heat, and stir in the garlic powder and paprika. Add the grated cheddar cheese gradually, stirring constantly, and continue to stir until melted. Using a stick blender, blend until smooth.
Stir in the broccoli that was removed earlier and serve.
To make the soup extra thick, before adding the cheese I ladle out stock until it just covers the broccoli.
Update Notes: This post was originally published in October of 2016, but was updated with step by step instructions, new photos, tips, and FAQs July of 2018.