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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 min
  • 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

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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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Merry

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

I made this for lunch today, very very good! I did not have Xanthan gum so I soaked 1 teaspoon of flaxseed in 1/4 cup of warm water and set aside until the very end. Worked great to thicken the soup. Also used a bit more broccoli in mine.

Kristen

Saturday 27th of February 2021

The flavor was decent, nothing spectacular. The texture was awful. It was super runny, watery, and all the cheese clumped in the bottom. We used high quality fresh sharp cheddar cheese so it shouldn't have had a problem melting. I don't recommend this soup.

Megan

Sunday 7th of February 2021

I really love this recipe, but I made a slight little tweak that made it so much better. At the end when you add the cheddar and zanthan gum do not take it off the eye and stir. Instead, stir it and let it simmer for 10 minutes. It will thicken nicely. I also add chicken to this recipe as well with the bacon for extra protein.

Amanda

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

I made this last night for our family dinner (the theme this week was "soup"). I did not have the xanthan gum so, I added 1 more cup of cheese (I made the huge 3x batch which made it 4 cups total). It was a little watery but it was so delicious! It was a dream to use as I dipped my chicken quesadilla my Pops made into it! This is defiantly going into my repertoire!

Libraryllady

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

This is everything you promised in. Your article. Very tasty! I will be making this again. Asparagus & cauliflower would be great with this base as well.

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