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.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 197 kcal


  • 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


  1. In a small bowl, whisk flour and cold stock until well combined.

  2. Heat olive oil and butter/ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions until translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. 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.

  4. Transfer about half of the soup to a blender. Blend until smooth, then stir the mixture back into the pot.

  5. Stir in Cheddar cheese and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 596mg 25%
Potassium 582mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 61.1%
Vitamin C 132.9%
Calcium 27.5%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.