Easy Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

yield: 3 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional to thicken)

Directions

1

In a large saucepan on the stove, sauté onions and celery with butter until translucent. Season with salt & pepper.

2

Add chopped broccoli, and sauté for a couple of minutes.

3

Pour in chicken broth and cook until broccoli is tender.

4

Turn off heat and stir in whipping cream. Stir in cheese to melt.

5

Whisk in xanthan gum to thicken the soup, if desired. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

6

Optional: Serve with a few slices of cooked bacon or ham if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 3 servings, Serving Size: 1/3 of the recipe
Amount Per Serving: 336 Calories | 28.5g Fat | 7.4g Total Carbs | 1.9g Fiber | 2.5g Sugar | .1g Sugar Alcohol | 14.2g Protein | 5.4g Net Carbs

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Warm, comforting, cheesy keto soup with florets of fresh broccoli is an easy dish to make year-round.

spoon with keto broccoli cheddar soup

Soup’s on!

Colder weather will be here before ya know it, and that means hunkering down inside with all your favorite comfort foods. If you’re a fan of soups, then you are going to NEED this dreamy, creamy keto broccoli cheddar soup in your life! It’s the epitome of warm, filling comfort food, and better yet? It’s VERY easy to make for a perfect one-pot meal your family will love!

keto broccoli cheddar soup ingredients

This soup is truly SO yummy, and I loved that there are just a few simple, wholesome ingredients needed to make it. You can keep it meatless or add in bacon, ham, or shredded chicken at the end.

A few helpful tips for making this easy keto broccoli cheddar soup:

  • This recipe makes enough soup for about three bowls, so if you’re feeding a large family, double or even triple the recipe for a bigger batch.
  • Xantham gum is a great way to thicken low-carb soups and sauces. You can skip it, but a very small amount makes the broth super rich and creamy, and your soup will have a thicker texture.
  • Feel free to bulk up your soup with a little protein by adding in your favorite ingredients such as chicken, ham, bacon, or even mushrooms.
  • You could even make it completely vegetarian by swapping out the chicken broth for a veggie broth. It’s so versatile!

stirring celery, onions, and butter in pan

cooking broccoli in pan with onions

pouring broth into broccoli cheddar soup

pouring cream into broccoli cheddar soup

adding shredded cheese to broccoli soup in pan

laddling keto broccoli cheddar soup


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Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

yield: 3 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Warm, comforting, cheesy keto soup with florets of fresh broccoli is an easy dish to make year-round.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional to thicken)

Directions

1

In a large saucepan on the stove, sauté onions and celery with butter until translucent. Season with salt & pepper.

2

Add chopped broccoli, and sauté for a couple of minutes.

3

Pour in chicken broth and cook until broccoli is tender.

4

Turn off heat and stir in whipping cream. Stir in cheese to melt.

5

Whisk in xanthan gum to thicken the soup, if desired. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

6

Optional: Serve with a few slices of cooked bacon or ham if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 3 servings, Serving Size: 1/3 of the recipe
Amount Per Serving: 336 Calories | 28.5g Fat | 7.4g Total Carbs | 1.9g Fiber | 2.5g Sugar | .1g Sugar Alcohol | 14.2g Protein | 5.4g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

lifing a spoon of broccoli cheddar soup

We LOVED this cheesy keto soup

I made this keto broccoli cheddar soup for a quick lunch recently, and it had such a great flavor and texture. Your family won’t even notice that it’s keto-friendly! In fact, it reminded me a lot of Panera Bread’s broccoli cheddar soup, it’s that darn good.

bowl of soup

This soup is in my family’s regular meal rotation (as it is in a few team members as well!), and I think you’ll want to do the same after seeing how easily it comes together. My whole entire family loved it, and it was gone in just a few minutes. Next time, I’m making a bigger batch!


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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 14

  1. Christine

    I used chicken flavored bone broth. It came out great!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yum! That sounds wonderful Christine – thanks for sharing!

  2. gbomb71

    Just tried it. It was deeeeelicious

  3. deesbean

    I tried mushrooms instead of celery. “Souper” good!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That sounds great!

  4. gramcooper1

    Could you freeze this soup?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! It looks like that should work. You could freeze this flat, in freezer bags or in a freezer safe container once it has cooled. Then just be sure to thaw completely in the refrigerator. Hoping that helps!

  5. Annie Enn

    This soup is delicious! I adapted it a bit to ingredients I had on hand, using green onions instead, and half of an 8 oz block of serious cheddar cheese that I grated myself. Added some diced grilled chicken breast, and this recipe made two hearty bowls of dinner for me! Thank you! Love your creamy coleslaw dressing,too. I am going to try the ranch recipe next.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m so glad you loved this! The addition of chicken sounds yummy! I love the ranch recipe and make it all the time at my house.

      • Annie

        I used a bit more cheese (4oz block cheddar) and my calculation came to 16.6 net carbs for the entire recipe…less than 6 per serving, and 314 calories. Winner!

  6. peppercat1

    I just made this. Super delicious and quick and I added some chicken for a hearty dinner on this cold night!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Glad to hear how yummy it turned out for you! Thanks for coming back to let us know you loved it!

  7. Tonya

    Hi. If you add chicken can you share when in the proceed to add and should you use cooked chicken like a baked chicken breast or what kind can you suggest?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Tonya! It looks like it would work to add the chicken in step 3 and a baked chicken breast would be a yummy option to add! Enjoy! 🤗💞

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