This is a classic soup that kids can’t get enough of! Cheesy, thick, and full of healthy broccoli florets, broccoli cheddar soup is a winner!
Is Broccoli Cheddar Soup Healthy
Yes, this soup is really healthy for kids – especially kids that are extremely active. It’s full of healthy fats. When you are on the keto diet, you need to eat plenty of fat so that your body will burn fat for energy.
When it comes to kiddos that aren’t on keto to lose weight, this recipe will help them eat more veggies. It’s amazing how much broccoli kids will eat when you let it swim in a rich cheese sauce.
In fact, if you want to add some cauliflower florets to the soup, your kids probably won’t notice!
Broccoli is a fantastic source of vitamin C and fiber – which is wonderful for gut health. All the dairy is a wonderful source of calcium and protein. This is a really healthy soup for the entire family.
Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Cream cheese is the secret to this addicting soup. The cream cheese makes it extra rich and delicious. Soften it before you add it to the saucepan. It will help it mix in without lumps.
If you want it to have a bolder flavor, then add more salt and paprika. Want to really make this soup incredible? Serve it in a homemade keto bread bowl.
Kids and adults all love bread bowls!
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Want to really change up this recipe without much effort at all? Instead of shredded cheddar cheese, use shredded pepper jack cheese. This will give the soup a lot of bite and heat.
I’m a huge fan of how the fresh onion tastes in this soup. If you don’t have time to chop up the onion, you can just use a few teaspoons of onion powder in its place. This is a good idea if you have kids that don’t like diced onion pieces in their soup.
How To Store Broccoli Cheddar Soup
This is a delicious soup to eat for your meal prep. When you refrigerate it, you might notice that the soup hardens a bit. This is because the cream cheese will solidify again.
All you have to do is heat it back up on the stove (or microwave) and it will melt into a delicious bowl again.
What To Eat With Soup
This is a complete meal by itself. You could also serve it for lunch with some keto hot pockets. They are higher in protein and give your body that boost of energy.
You can also serve this soup with some keto Italian breadsticks. They are the perfect thing to dip into the soup. Kids love to eat these breadsticks with the cheesy soup.
Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe
Here’s the list of ingredients that you’ll need to make this keto broccoli cheddar soup recipe. Exact measurements and instructions are located in the printable recipe card just a little bit further below.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Net Carbs: 6 net carbs per serving
Heavy whipping cream
Shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
Additional cheddar cheese and bacon pieces of garnish (optional)
Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat.
Add the onions to the pot, and saute until tender.
Mix in the garlic, and saute another minute.
Stir in the cream cheese until melted.
Whisk the chicken broth into the pot.
Bring the mixture to a boil, and then add in the broccoli. Cover and simmer until the broccoli begins to soften.
Add heavy whipping cream and stir until combined.
Mix in the paprika and cheddar cheese until the cheese has melted completely.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
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Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Large Pot
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1/2 Onion chopped
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 3 ounces Cream Cheese softened
- 4 cups Chicken Broth
- 3 cups Broccoli Florets
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat.
- Add the onions to the pot, and saute until tender.
- Mix in the garlic, and saute another minute.
- Stir in the cream cheese until melted.
- Whisk the chicken broth into the pot.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, and then add in the broccoli.
- Cover and simmer until the broccoli begins to soften.
- Add heavy whipping cream and stir until combined.
- Mix in the paprika and cheddar cheese until the cheese has melted completely.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Keto Soup Recipes
If you enjoyed this keto broccoli cheddar soup recipe, here another tasty keto soup recipe you should make next! It’s one of my family’s favorites.