The BEST Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Keto Broccoli And Cheese Soup

This is the BEST Keto Broccoli  And Cheese Soup recipe I’ve ever tried! There is a small difference in this recipe that makes a world of difference in the taste. Once you make it this way, you will never make it any other way. Promise! Keto broccoli cheddar soup is one fantastic creamy soup to serve up.

The BEST Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

The secret to this recipe is a small amount of hot sauce and a bit of garlic. Grandma taught me long ago that any time you make a cheese dish of any kind, you always add a small amount of hot sauce. It compliments the flavor of the creamy rich cheese! Grandma did this with her cheesy mac & cheese bake recipes too!

Now, I need to tell you that it’s not spicy at all. You won’t really notice the hot sauce itself but you will notice the creamy intense cheese flavors this soup has. Gosh, it’s good!

OH!  And… the cream cheese in this recipe adds a level of creaminess that will blow your socks off!

Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup

I make this recipe often, so I included recipe instructions for the stovetop, Instant Pot, and the Crockpot too!

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Chopped Broccoli
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum
  • 1 tbs hot sauce
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese  (sharp or extra sharp)

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Stove Top Instructions

1. Place on a medium high heat, Melt butter, Add garlic and onions, saute until onions are translucent and soft.
2. Pour in chicken broth and heavy cream.  Then mix in the Xanthan gum.  This will help thicken the soup.
3. Stir in broccoli florets.
4. Cover and Continue cooking on a medium high heat for 15 minutes.
5. Remove cover and stir in cheese.
6. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes until all cheese is melted.
7. Stir in 1 tbs hot sauce after cheese melts.
Serve and Enjoy!

The BEST Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

 

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Instant Pot Instructions

1. Press the saute button and melt butter, add garlic and onions, saute until onions are translucent and soft.
2. Pour in chicken broth and broccoli florets.
3. Place the cover on the Instant Pot and press the soup button with a setting of 5 minutes.
4. Quick release the pressure.
5. Add the cheese, cream cheese, hot sauce, xanthan gum and heavy cream.
6. Continue stirring the ingredients for about 1-2 minutes until all cheese is melted.
7. Set it aside for about 5 minutes to give it time to thicken.
Serve warm and Enjoy!

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Slow Cooker Instructions

1. Add the butter, garlic, onions, chicken broth, cream cheese, and broccoli florets to the slow cooker.
2. Set the slow cooker to a low setting for  3 hours.
3. After the ingredients have cooked for 3 hours, stir the soup mixture.
4. Change the temperature setting to warm and stir in the heavy cream, cheddar cheese, Xanthan gum and hot sauce.
5. Continue stirring the ingredients for about 3 to 4 minutes until all cheese is melted.
7. Set it aside for about 5 minutes to give it time to thicken.
Serve warm and Enjoy!

Recipe Tip:  Use a hand immersion blender if you prefer your soup a bit more smooth.


Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Nutrition

Serves 6

Calories 529, Total C 8g, Fiber 0.9g, Net C 7.1g, Sugars 4.1g, Fat 48.7g, Protein 16.4g

 

The BEST Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

The BEST Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

The BEST Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

The BEST Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

 

The BEST Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

The BEST Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

4.45 from 45 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 529

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Stove Top Instructions
  • Place on a medium high heat, Melt butter, Add garlic and onions, saute until onions are translucent and soft.
  • Pour in chicken broth and heavy cream. Mix in Xanthan Gum.
  • Stir in broccoli florets.
  • Cover and Continue cooking on a medium high heat for 15 minutes.
  • Remove cover and stir in cheese.
  • Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes until all cheese is melted.
  • Stir in 1 tbs hot sauce after cheese melts.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
  • Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Instant Pot Instructions
  • Press the saute button and melt butter, add garlic and onions, saute until onions are translucent and soft.
  • Pour in chicken broth and broccoli florets.
  • Place the cover on the Instant Pot and press the soup button with a setting of 5 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure.
  • Add the cheese, cream cheese, hot sauce, and heavy cream.
  • Continue stirring the ingredients for about 1-2 minutes until all cheese is melted.
  • Set it aside for about 5 minutes to give it time to thicken.
  • Serve warm and Enjoy!
  • Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Slow Cooker Instructions
  • Add the butter, garlic, onions, chicken broth, cream cheese, and broccoli florets to the slow cooker.
  • Set the slow cooker to a low setting for 3 hours.
  • After the ingredients have cooked for 3 hours, stir the soup mixture.
  • Change the temperature setting to warm and stir in the heavy cream, cheddar cheese, hot sauce.
  • Continue stirring the ingredients for about 3 to 4 minutes until all cheese is melted.
  • Set it aside for about 5 minutes to give it time to thicken.
  • Serve warm and Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 529 | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 16.4g | Fat: 48.7g | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 4.1g | Net Carbs: 7.1g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

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Give this keto cheddar broccoli soup a try and let me know what you think of it! We are a huge fan of this broccoli soup recipe. It is always in rotation in the fall and winter.

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27 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was absolutely the best broccoli cheddar soup I’ve ever had! I did make one substitution because it’s what I had in the house… I used leek instead of onion. I also used a three cheddar blend. It was so amazing! Even my husband loved it and he doesn’t like broccoli cheddar soup!

  2. 5 stars
    This is delicious. It is not as thick as broccoli cheese soup you get at a restaurant and that’s because there aren’t any thickeners. The second time I made it I added 1 more cup of brocolli and one more cup of shredded cheddar and it was thick enough. The flavor is outstanding. Choose a good quality cheddar for the best results.

  3. 5 stars
    Yum!! We added rotisserie chicken for protein but oh wow was it tasty!! Gotta say the hot sauce Did make the soup here. Will most definitely be making this again!

  4. 5 stars
    We love this soup. I add to the saute process 8 oz of sliced baby bella mushrooms, and serve topped with shredded cheese and crumbled crispy bacon. SOOOOOOOOO, yummy.

  5. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and i think it was probably the best broccoli cheddar soup I have ever had! Will def make again!

  6. 5 stars
    Delish, even my 2 1/2-year-old grandson loved it. Very easy and quick to make. I used frozen broccoli and just cooked on the stovetop. I forgot the hot sauce. And I used my hand blender to smooth it out.

  7. 5 stars
    This is a super quick soup to make. So much flavor! Rich broth and cheesy goodness. Perfect for these cold winter nights.

  8. 4 stars
    Made it, but it really needed more broccoli, we doubled the broccoli and now it looks hearty. I also added pureed cauliflower, just cooked it in the chicken broth first (I used chicken bone broth as it adds more protien) used a stick blender to puree it, adds to the soups thickness then added the onions and garlic and continued down the recipe. Should have added the cream cheese with the cauliflower when pureeing, but it eventually melts when you add it with the cheddar. Tastes really good.

  9. This may sound silly, but by hot sauce you mean like Frank’s Hot Sauce? Here in East Texas we call salsa ‘hot sauce’ 😂

  10. I made this soup today with the help of my kids. It is delicious!!!! Not difficult to make at all. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I don’t know if it’s just my phone, but I don’t see the nutrition label anywhere, just a sentence that says nutrition label above the pictures…

    Looks delicious though! I’m going to make it anyway lol 😋

  12. 3 stars
    I liked this recipe but it just wouldn’t thicken. Followed the recipe correctly but way to runny. Maybe less chicken broth and more cream so it can thicken.

  13. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight and it was delicious! I messed up the recipe and it was still good, can’t imagine how much better it will be when I don’t screw up the instructions! Thanks for a great recipe!

  14. Omg this sounds incredible! Thank you for all of your hard work explaining the recipes in varying cooking fashions/appliances. I have often thought “what a sweet soul this lady is for doing this for all of us” that I thought it time to share those thoughts with you 🙂 you have so many great recipes it is crazy! THANK YOU! Can’t wait to try this!

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