Easy Keto Broccoli Cheese Slow Cooker Soup!

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. Which means the entire family can enjoy a healthier version making dinnertime an easy breeze.

In my book, a 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 crock pot, 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.

Low Carb Keto Broccoli Cheese Slow Cooker Soup
Keto Broccoli Cheese Slow Cooker Soup

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For years my traditional broccoli and cheese soup was a family favorite requested once the temperature dropped. It’s 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

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 crock pot, 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.

Easy Keto Broccoli Cheese Stove Top Option

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 stove top.

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 stove top, 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 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 a 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.

Keto Soups

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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: 230 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 12.5g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 370mg Carbohydrates: 3.8g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0.9g Protein: 9.8g

 

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100 Comments

  1. This is such a yummy soup! I find that fresh broccoli can make the soup a bit watery, but found if I start with less water (about 1/2 to 1 cup less) it’s easy to adjust to taste. I have also used a stick blender to “cream” the soup for a creamy base. Easier than putting hot soup in a blender, and safer to my mind. It’s also wonderful with some reserved cooked broccoli added at the end to add some chunkiness and topped with crumbled bacon, drizzled cream and/or olive oil. Love the recipe!

  2. Karen D Runge

    I sure wish these recipes would contain nutritional information.

  3. Hi, are you able to freeze this soup? Thank you!

    • Hi Tori, I have not frozen the soup. I believe that it because it has a large amount of cheese that it would tend to separate when frozen and defrosted. You could I guess at the point you use a blender to puree the soup. But again I have not tested this.

  4. This was delicious, I cut the recipe I. Half and it came out perfect. Thank you for the nutritional values too!

  5. I chose this particular recipe because it doesn’t include onions!! Love you for that!! So quick and easy to dump in the slow cooker. I’m hoping after I blend it with my immersion blender my picky two year old will finally eat broccoli!! Fingers crossed!!

  6. This is the best broccoli cheese soup I’ve tried yet and I’ve tried a few. It’s so simple and easy as well. My husband and kids were raving, even my youngest daughter who doesn’t love broccoli couldn’t get enough.
    I added a few light shakes of garlic powder to mine, and subbed plain cream cheese for the onion chive cream cheese (I love onion but my family doesn’t care for the texture, so it’s the best of both) and instead of water, I used all chicken broth. Lastly I had some left over bacon from breakfast that I crumbled in each bowl so it stayed crisp.
    It turned out amazing. I think the little bit of Parmesan really adds depth of flavor.
    Fantastic recipe, thank you!

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