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Easy Keto Broccoli Cheese Slow Cooker Soup!


My keto broccoli cheese slow cooker soup is easy, low in carbs, gluten-free, and thickened with only cheesy goodness. It’s a rich thick low-carb broccoli cheese soup that everyone will enjoy.

Today, I thought I would share my recipe for keto broccoli cheese soup. Broccoli cheese soup has always been a favorite in our family.

But my traditional recipe needed a low carb transformation. It used to be thickened with cornstarch but with just a few tweaks it’s now a keto-friendly soup thickened only with cheesy goodness.



Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup

It makes no difference if you are on a keto diet or not, this low carb broccoli cheese soup will be loved by all. This means the entire family can enjoy a healthier version making dinnertime an easy breeze.

In my book, a slow cooker keto broccoli cheese soup screams comfort. Is there anything more welcoming than a hot rich bowl of broccoli cheese soup? I guess the only thing better is to be able to create a low carb cheesy soup in a slow cooker for added convenience.

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Slow Cooker

This keto broccoli cheese soup (slow cooker) is super easy with only a few basic ingredients. In fact, chances are you already have the majority of what you need to make this cheesy hearty soup.

I decided to make this recipe in a slow cooker because let’s face it life is so much easier when we can throw some ingredients into a pot and let it do all the work for us.

Just toss the majority of ingredients into your crockpot, set it to low, and then a couple of hours later you simply stir in the shredded cheese. It really is that simple.

Make sure you remember to also check out our Keto Cream Cheese Recipes for other delicious recipes that feature cream cheese.

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Slow Cooker

Keto Broccoli Cheese (Soup Slow Cooker )

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For years my traditional broccoli and cheese soup was a family favorite requested once the temperature dropped. Its arrival went hand in hand when the cooler weather would finally arrive in South Florida.

Like I mentioned earlier my soup was then thickened with cornstarch. However, my days of using cornstarch are now safely in the past.

These days I wouldn’t even consider using cornstarch as a thickening agent. All that starch would kick us out of ketosis real quick and negate all our hard work.

Keto broccoli cheese soup prep

Keto broccoli cheese soup prep

Thankfully, my keto broccoli cheese slow cooker soup is now thickened with only the help of cheese and heavy cream. And guess what? Since it’s thickened with cheese it’s even more delicious than the traditional recipe that inspired it.

Now if that isn’t a win I don’t know what is. Imagine updating a high carb option into a keto-friendly one that just so happens to be even more delicious?

Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup Slow Cooker

keto broccoli and cheese soup in a bowl

keto broccoli and cheese soup in a bowl

This keto broccoli cheese slow cooker soup is super easy with only a few basic ingredients. In fact, chances are you already have the majority of what you need to make this cheesy hearty soup.

I decided to make this recipe in a slow cooker because let’s face it life is so much easier when we can throw some ingredients into a pot and let it do all the work for us.

Just toss the majority of ingredients into your crockpot, set it to low, and then a couple of hours later you simply stir in the shredded cheese. It really is that simple.

Imagine coming home to a homemade rich keto broccoli cheese soup that the whole family can enjoy?

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Don’t yet have a slow cooker? Not a problem because I’ve also added stove top instructions to this recipe. But if you happen to be in the market for a slow cooker this is my favorite.

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Keto broccoli cheese crock pot soup

Keto broccoli cheese crockpot soup

What is great about this recipe is that you can also make it in under 20 minutes from prep to bowl if you opt to make it on the stovetop.

This gives you the option to make this soup on the spur of the moment if you like. Can I tell you some of our best family gatherings have come as a result of serving this soup on the fly? So you have options, my friend.

To make your keto broccoli cheese soup on the stovetop, just chop your broccoli florets into small 1/2 – 1-inch pieces and then toss all the ingredients minus the cheddar cheese and allow the soup to come to a medium simmer.

I also recommend that you slice the cream cheese into 1-inch pieces so that it melts faster.

As the soup begins to simmer make sure that you are stirring on a regular basis. Once the broccoli gets tender about the 15-minute mark you can then add your shredded cheddar cheese.

After you add your cheese you need to keep a closer eye on your soup making sure to stir it often so that the cheese does not stick to the pot. Then simply ladle your soup into individual bowls and top with a little extra cheese if you prefer.

High Fat Keeps Hunger At Bay

One of the reasons this keto broccoli cheese soup works so well when you’re on a low carb diet is that it’s high in healthy fats. And the fat will keep you satiated for hours.

This soup is hearty enough to enjoy by itself. If however, you want to pair it with keto bread why not consider my “corn” bread recipe it uses almond flour instead of cornmeal for low carb option.

Keto Broccoli Cheese Vegetarian Soup

For a vegetarian version of keto broccoli cheese soup, simply replace the chicken broth in the recipe for vegetable broth.

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If you’re a fan of soups you should also check out our other low carb, keto-friendly soups. 

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Keto Broccoli Cheese Slow Cooker Soup

Keto Broccoli Cheese Slow Cooker Soup

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

A recipe for keto broccoli cheese soup. It's low carb broccoli and cheese soup made easily in the slow cooker or stovetop. This is a thick hearty soup that is thickened with only cheese.


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups of chicken broth (heated in the microwave)
  • 5 cups fresh broccoli flowerets cut into small pieces
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp of softened unsalted butter
  • Dash of thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop up the broccoli crowns into small flowerets and set aside. It's important the raw broccoli be cut into small pieces if it to cook to tender.
  2. In the crock pot add the butter, softened cream cheese, whipping cream, chicken broth, water and mix well.
  3. Once fully combined add the parmesan cheese. 
  4. Next add the chopped broccoli crowns, thyme.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours or medium-high for 80 minutes.
  6. Then simply give the soup a good stir and then add the 2 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Stir a few times allowing the cheddar cheese to melt completely.
  8. At this point you should taste and add the salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Note that this is a thick soup, you can thin it out by adding more water or chicken broth once it is all fully combined.


If you prefer a thicker soup you can reduce the water by a one cup and add more if needed. Alternatively, you can increase the cheddar cheese to 3 cups.

You can opt to use frozen broccoli rather than fresh. If you do so adjust the cook time by half since the soup will cook a lot quicker.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12.5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 370mgCarbohydrates: 3.8gNet Carbohydrates: 2.8gFiber: 1gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 9.8g

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Friday 26th of March 2021

I don’t know what I did wrong... I followed the recipe exactly, and ended up with very very thin, watery soup. I read all of the comments prior to making, I was afraid of losing the amount of liquid because of all the fresh broccoli, but I did add in the 3 full cups of cheese. Any suggestions? It still tasted good, but I prefer a thicker soup

Hilda Solares

Saturday 27th of March 2021

Hi Jennifer, I am sorry to hear that the soup was turned out too watery. There is an option to reduce the stock for a thicker soup.


Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

We're going to try making this tonight, but thought we could add cooked chicken at the end. Have you ever tried this?

Hilda Solares

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Hi Tara, I've heard of people adding chunks of ham and thought it was delicious. Using chicken should also work well.


Thursday 28th of January 2021

Can I use frozen broccoli instead of fresh?

Hilda Solares

Saturday 30th of January 2021

Hi Kelsey, You can but the broccoli will break down significantly while in the slow cooker. You'll just need to keep in mind that the soup will be ready much sooner.


Saturday 9th of May 2020

The cooking instructions say cook on Medium Low. My slow cooker only has Low or High. Can I still cook this recipe? How long would I cook it for if so?


Saturday 9th of May 2020

Sorry, I just saw that it can cook on low for 3 hours, I missed that part. Please disregard my previous question.


Saturday 21st of March 2020

I made this soup for dinner tonite. Added some crushed red pepper, Italian seasonings, garlic, sautéed onion, and brown beef. It was BEYOND delicious!!! Soooo good!

Hilda Solares

Monday 23rd of March 2020

Hi Diane, Cool idea to add some ground beef. Glad it was a hit at your home.