Give this broccoli cheese soup recipe a try! Easy to make and a fantastic way to eat your veggies! Serve the creamy for lunch or dinner!
Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
I bought a new kitchen gadget a couple of weeks ago and put it to good use over the weekend to make this broccoli cheese soup.
Do you have an immersion blender? Lucky you if so!
An immersion blender is basically a hand held blender that can be used in the pot you are cooking in to mix or puree the ingredients.
Without this handy tool you can still use a traditional blender, but you need to be careful when transferring hot ingredients out of the pot into the blender to puree.
Use an immersion blender for ease
It was super cool to stick the immersion blender right in my hot pot and puree the broccoli florets in a quick second without having to worry about scalding myself!
Once you try this technique you’ll wonder why you waiting so long to get that fancy-dancy immersion blender.
Ingredients for broccoli soup
Gather your ingredients to make this soup! I used fresh vegetables for this recipe.
- Broccoli, florets
- Garlic cloves
- Dry mustard powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Low-sodium chicken broth
- Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Parmesan cheese
Is broccoli cheese soup Keto?
Yes! As you see, the ingredients are super-clean and simple. Fresh vegetables and creamy cheese. There is no thickener in this dish, so this dish definitely passes as a low carb/keto recipe.
The carbs in this soup are natural from the broccoli and onion (which you can use onion powder if you prefer).
The only non-approved low carb ingredient would be the croutons if you add them to your bowl of soup.
Can you freeze soup with cheese?
You can freeze just about anything, but I don’t recommend freezing soups that are made with cheese or any dairy. The texture can change from creamy to grainy.
In addition, the color of the broccoli can change leaving you with a soup that has a brownish-hue.
In the mood for more vegetarian soups? Give these a try!
- Apple Butternut Squash Soup – made with fresh tangy apples and sweet squash. Simple ingredients for a delicious healthy soup!
- Minestrone Soup – thick healthy and delicious Minestrone Soup is packed with zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, carrots and beans, plus a unique pasta made from chickpeas!
- Spinach and White Bean Soup – hearty soup with orecchiette pasta that’s ready in 30 minutes!
- Tomato Basil Soup – easy to make and delicious year round.
Broccoli cheese soup is creamy and full of nutrients. This soup is filling and delicious. Perfect for keto and low carb diet followers.
- 2 Tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 2 pounds broccoli, florets roughly chopped into 1 inch pieces, and stems cut into 1/4 inch slices.
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
- pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Kosher salt for taste
- 3-4 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups baby spinach, loosely packed
- 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated (extra for topping soup)
For a vegetarian option, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.
If you don't have an immersion blender, transfer half of the soup to a blender with the cheese and puree. Place in a bowl and puree remaining soup. Transfer all ingredients back to Dutch oven and adjust consistency of soup with up to 1 cup of water.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 503mgCarbohydrates: 11gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g
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Recipe from Cook’s Illustrated, March & April 2011
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This broccoli cheese soup is quick to make and tastes fantastic. It’s not overpowered with cheese, so rest assured you will get tons of your veggies in every bite.
I’m certain kids will like it too, especially if you call it sometime like monster mash or zombie fuel!
Maggie @ The Love Nerds
I am so excited to give this recipe a try. Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of my absolute faves, especially with a yummy bread bowl!
The recipe is so easy to make, which is a bonus for busy evenings! Great idea on using a bread bowl!
I can’t even begin to tell you home much I love Broccoli cheese soup. Thanks for sharing!
I love this soup! So full of flavor and good nutrients!
Maggie @ The Love Nerds
I LOVE a good broccoli cheese soup! This looks so good. Can’t wait to try this on a cool spring evening!
Thank you, Maggie! Yes, this can definitely be enjoyed all year! Thank you for stopping by 🙂
Love the soup. I like soups to be a bit creamier so I added a tablespoon of jalapeño cream cheese to my bowl and it was awesome. I may need a second bowl.
That sounds like a delicious addition! Thank you for stopping by with a comment, Nancy 🙂
Lizy @ https://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/
Hi Sandra! I wish I could get a deal like that at my local Target, I did get a good one on broccoli at my local store. An entire head of broccoli for .99 WoW and since it’s the only veggie my 5 year old would eat, I got quite a few..good way to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing!Lizy
Broccoli is my favorite too! I hope your little one likes the soup!~Sandra
Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
Well, that’s really handy to know, I’ll be on the lookout on Wednesdays from now on. I love my immersion blender, but I have been known to lift it up too high and cover myself with soup, lol! What a lovely soup you’ve got here, I’ll have to try it this fall now that we have cooler weather! xx
You can always ask retailers when their markdown days are! They usually have a set schedule. I’m so enjoying having an immersion blender 🙂