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Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

The big green cheesy machine

There hasn’t been a more Keto soup than Broccoli and Cheese. While the original recipe generally includes flour and milk to make a roux to give you a thick soup, it’s completely unnecessary. In my recipe I’ve kept it really simple and used the broccoli stalks which I puree to give the soup body. The heavy whipping cream and cheese as well add body to the soup. It’s perfect for a cold winter day and is such a hearty soup it would even warm the cockles of the Night King’s cold dead heart. Anyway, enough jibber jabber, enjoy the recipe.

How do you like your soup?

The beauty of soup, in general is that you can have it cold or hot, you can have it thick or thin, chunky or smooth, it’s just a wide range of options when it comes to making it. For this recipe I chose to strain it through a sieve for a nice velvety texture but at the same time I left most of the florets intact so I still get that nice chunky bite when eating it. I have used onions and garlic in this soup and if you want to lower the carb count even more you can go right ahead and skip those. To give your soup an extra fat boost just add a tablespoon of butter on it while serving. You can also chop up some chicken and add it and an egg yolk can be added for extra creaminess.

If broccoli isn’t your cup of soup, you can try my recipe for a Keto cream of chicken soup or try my Asian style seafood soup.

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

Nutrition Info (per serving)

  • Calories: 178
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g

This recipe makes 8 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
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Rating: 4.75
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A rich and creamy broccoli cheese soup
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
Yum
Votes: 8
Rating: 4.75
You:
Rate this recipe!
A rich and creamy broccoli cheese soup
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 500 grams broccoli
  • 50 grams Onion
  • 10 grams garlic
  • 500 ml Vegetable or Chicken Stock You can also use water
  • 150 ml Heavy Cream/Double Cream
  • 100 grams Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
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Instructions
  1. Clean and cut the broccoli and separate the florets and the stalk. Roughly chop the stalks and dice up the florets into small pieces.
  2. Heat up a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of butter in your saucepan and once melted add in one roughly chopped onion and the broccoli stalks
  3. Cook on a medium heat till they start to brown and then add in the garlic
  4. Once you start to see some colour season with salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper and cook out the spices for a minute
  5. Deglaze with chicken or vegetable stock and cover and cook for 5 minutes
  6. Transfer the cooked veggies to a food processor and blend with the liquid till you get a smooth and creamy soup
  7. In the same pan heat 2 tbsp butter and fry the broccoli florets. It's best to start cooking and not move them and allow them to get a nice char for that lovely roasted flavour.
  8. Once they have some nice colour pour the blended soup mixture through a sieve into the pot. For a chunkier soup you can skip using the sieve.
  9. Allow the mixture to come to a boil and then simmer for a few minutes.
  10. Add in your heavy cream and cheese and mix well.
  11. Cook till all the cheese has melted and you have a nice creamy soup. You can at this point use your immersion blender to puree the florets and break them down further if you like
  12. Serve hot!

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Naomi
    January 22, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    What an excellent way to use up those stalks! I like this because there is no need to peel them, losing so much of the good broccoli. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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    Dolly
    January 22, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I have asthma. So when I make creamy soups during Flu season, I add some freshly grated Ginger Root and Horseradish. I can make it as spicy as I want. I do this because fresh Ginger & Horseradish are Bronchodilators. .I like adding them to creamy soups to get the benefit without the heat.

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    George Koclanis
    January 22, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    The nutrition information indicates 8 servings but it appears that the recipe would not produce even a liter of liquid so what size servings might this be based on?

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      January 24, 2018 at 2:53 am

      Hi George, I just divide the end result by 8. They are small soup servings. I never eat a giant bowl of soup myself, I probably eat like 120ml or 150ml probably. So if you eat this over 4 servings instead of 8 like I do then just double the macros 🙂 Best thing is weigh the soup in the end and divide by 8

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    Latinapalestina
    January 24, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Thanks so much for this! Looks great 🙂 how much is a serving?

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      January 24, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Just divide the final soup into 8 equal portions and 1 portion is a serving. I forgot to weigh my soup at the end so I couldn’t calculate the exact weight.

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        Latinapalestina
        January 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm

        Thank you!

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        Latinapalestina
        January 25, 2018 at 2:52 am

        Made the soup! It was awesomemsauce:) For some reason I couldn’t log it nor locate the recipe. What gives?

  • Reply
    Praveen
    January 27, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Hi sahil…why can’t we use peanut oil in keto??
    Does it through us out of ketosis?

    • mm
      Reply
      Sahil Makhija
      January 28, 2018 at 6:34 am

      Nope, you want to avoid most of these because they are ‘hydrogenated’ oils which are not ‘good’ fats. If you can find like some cold pressed or naturally extracted stuff then it’s fine.

  • Reply
    Wordsmith
    February 7, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    KERO? TYRO? (TYPO)

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      Sahil Makhija
      February 7, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      hahah thanks for spotting that. I fixed it now.

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