Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

By Rena |

Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe- a healthier version of the classic broccoli and cheddar soup. Made with milk instead of cream and loaded with Broccoli, carrots, and celery. Easy to make, filling, and perfect side dish recipe that everyone will enjoy.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

If you love the broccoli cheddar soup at Panera then you will love this homemade Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup. This recipe is comforting food at its best for this cold weather that’s looming. It is very filling and so delicious that one bowl won’t be enough. Not sure how to sneak in veggies into your kid’s diet? Try adding them to the soup.

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY BROCCOLI CHEDDAR SOUP

Making this creamy broccoli cheddar soup is quite easy.

  • In a small bowl, whisk flour and cold stock until well combined. Heat olive oil and butter/ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. (butter is fine for keto version)
  • Saute the onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in carrots, celery, and garlic and cook for an
    additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in broccoli, cayenne pepper, milk stock, and flour mixture, and simmer until veggies are tender and soup is creamy. About 8-10 minutes.
  • Transfer about half of the soup to a blender. Blend until smooth, then stir the mixture back into the pot.
  • Stir in Cheddar cheese and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste. Enjoy!

healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Can you freeze broccoli cheddar soup

Store your leftover broccoli cheddar soup in an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Allow to thaw in the fridge the night before and heat it back up in a pot on your stove or reheat in the microwave. Broccoli Cheddar soup is also good for up to 5 days in the fridge.

How  many calories in Broccoli Cheddar soup

Broccoli cheddar soup calories may vary depending on what was added to it. Most of them will fall between 175 calories to 450 calories per serving/bowl. Our healthy broccoli cheddar soup recipe has about 197 calories per serving.

How to thicken broccoli cheddar soup

Based on your dietary needs there are different ways to thicken your broccoli cheddar soup:

  • Add some flour- about 2 tablespoons mixed in with either milk or cold water
  • Corn starch
  • arrowroot powder
  • blended soup – blend a bit of your soup and add it back in

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Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup Option:

VEGAN:

If you would like to make a vegan version of this Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe you can swap a few of the ingredients to make it into a vegan soup.

Swap the Butter for more olive oil, use vegetable broth, almond or cashew milk instead of regular milk, and finally use vegan cheddar cheese. You can find this at health food stores.

KETO:

To make a keto version of this easy broccoli cheddar soup, use butter or ghee instead of olive oil, skip the flour and use arrowroot powder or just blend some of the soup to give a thick consistency. Consider adding 1 cup of heavy cream along with 1 cup of milk instead of 2 cups of milk. Also, use whole fat cheddar cheese.

 

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe

Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

A healthier version of the classic broccoli cheddar soup lightened up with milk instead of cream and loaded with wholesome veggies.
3.58 from 7 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Butter or Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Gluten-Free Flour
  • 2 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Medium Sweet Yellow Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic diced, minced or pressed
  • 1 medium Carrot diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery thinly sliced
  • 8 Cups Broccoli chopped small
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Cup Low-fat Grated Cheddar Cheese Plus more for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk flour and cold stock until well combined.
  • Heat olive oil and butter/ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in carrots, celery, and garlic and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Add in broccoli, cayenne pepper, milk stock, and flour mixture, and simmer until veggies are tender and soup is creamy. About 8-10 minutes.
  • Transfer about half of the soup to a blender. Blend until smooth, then stir the mixture back into the pot.
  • Stir in Cheddar cheese and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3055IU | Vitamin C: 109.6mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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  1. Maria says

    5 stars
    Hi Rena, the soup looks awesome. What is the serving size?
    I have been following you for the last year on Instagram. This is right up my alley!!
    Thanks,
    Maria

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