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Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup is so yummy and filling, you won’t even miss the potatoes! It’s an excellent low carb option for any Fall meal!

This Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup is so yummy and filling, you won't even miss the potatoes! It's an excellent low carb option for any Fall meal! | heyketomama.com

I am ridiculously excited for Fall. It’s been this way ever since I was a kid.

Yes, there’s a ton of fun to be had in the summer. From vacation, to swimming pools to low carb ice creams… but for me there’s nothing like cooler weather, falling leaves, sweaters and boots.

So this year, I’ve decided to really bulk up Hey Keto Mama with delicious Fall recipes of comfort food to keep your tummies full and warm all season long…Keto style!

Today’s the start of that. So I’m bringing you a brand new, delicious recipe for one of my all time favorites..

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup is so yummy and filling, you won't even miss the potatoes! It's an excellent low carb option for any Fall meal! | heyketomama.com

 

This soup is creamy, delicious, and very low carb.

To be clear, it has a thinner, more broth-like consistency because it does not have a roux or any thickening agents. The taste is spot on, but if you don’t add something like xanthan gum, it won’t be the thick soup you might be used to.

One of the things I’ve learned through being Keto is that expectations are everything.

At first I missed the super full feeling all those carbs used to give me. Everything was just so dense.

My tastes have changed and that’s a good thing. Keto recipes are filling in a different way. They give you fuel but without that over full feeling that causes lethargy.

I also think it’s helpful knowing that although there are AMAZING keto recreations, they just aren’t the same tasting as high carb food.

Using different, fresher ingredients brings out flavors you might have missed before and often the textures are a bit different- all in a good way.

I never intended this to be a Panera Copy Cat recipe because theirs is very thick and just not quite what I was going for. That being said, I think this soup is super flavorful and really hits the spot. It’s just not a copycat recipe.

If you do like a thicker soup, xanthan gum is a really easy thickener to find.

I grabbed mine from the baking section at the grocery store. Just a little bit goes a long way! It will definitely make your soup thick, creamy and delicious without altering the taste.

Don’t let the serving size fool you, this soup is very filling with 24g of fat per serving. Remember: Fat keeps you full!

If you want a more hearty meal this would go great with a keto dinner roll and salad.

Recently, I started putting Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on my rolls and they are even more incredible!

 

Here’s the nutritional information (based on my amateur estimates via MyFitnessPal) for one 3/4 cup serving.

Calories: 285

Total Carbs: 3g

Fiber: 1g

NET Carbs: 2g

Protein: 12g

Fat: 24g

I’d even encourage non-low carb people to give it a try if you’re curious about the ketogenic lifestyle.

This may just help you make the switch!

Here’s how I made it!

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This Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup is so yummy and filling, you won't even miss the potatoes! It's an excellent low carb option for any Fall meal! | heyketomama.com

Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup


  • Author: Hey Keto Mama
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings; 3/4 Cup per Serving 1x

Description

This Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup is so yummy and filling, you won’t even miss the potatoes! It’s an excellent low carb option for any Fall meal!


Ingredients

Scale

2 tablespoons Butter

1/ 8 Cup White Onion

1/2 teaspoon Garlic, finely minced

2 Cups Chicken Broth

Salt and Pepper, to taste

1 Cup Broccoli, chopped into bite size pieces

1 Tablespoon Cream Cheese

1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Cup Cheddar Cheese; shredded

2 Slices Bacon; Cooked and Crumbled (Optional)

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional, for thickening)


Instructions

In large pot, saute onion and garlic with butter over medium heat until onions are softened and translucent.

Add broth and broccoli to pot.Cook broccoli until tender. Add salt, pepper and desired seasoning.

Place cream cheese in small bowl and heat in microwave for ~30 seconds until soft and easily stirred.

Stir heavy whipping cream and cream cheese into soup; bring to a boil.

Turn off heat and quickly stir in cheddar cheese.

Stir in xanthan gum, if desired. Allow to thicken.

Serve hot with bacon crumbles (optional)

Notes

This soup has a thinner, more broth-like consistency because it does not have a roux or any thickening agents. If you don’t add something like xanthan gum, it won’t be the thick soup you might be used to.

Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates based on NET carbs. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 285
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g Total, 2g NET
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 12g

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Michael d

Thursday 29th of April 2021

As Larry David would say.. it is pretty pretty PRETTY good

Julianne Colbran

Monday 26th of April 2021

Just yummy - this will be a favourite. Can you tell me please, do the macros include the 2 slices of bacon? I didn't add any and it was wonderful without. Thank you

Claudia

Saturday 10th of April 2021

This soup is out of this world! DELICIOUS! My kids are picky eaters and they had doubles :). I made a triple batch! I will be making this often, especially during fall and winter.

I made it in the Instant pot!

Saute butter and garlic (I did not use onion). Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 10 minutes at pressure(sealed). After 10 minutes do quick release and Keep on warm Open and quickly stir in cheddar cheese and xanthan gum. Enjoy!

Thanks for this delicious recipe!

Sam

Monday 12th of April 2021

Thanks so much, Claudia! I'm so glad to hear your family enjoyed the recipe :)

Elizabeth

Friday 19th of March 2021

My cheese isn’t melting in the soup it’s melted but not incorporating! What am I doing wrong??

Renee Gelinas

Monday 8th of March 2021

I did not care for the texture, however I did put some of the broccoli in the food processor. The flavor was good, and don't miss the step of microwaving the cream cheese.

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