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Creamy Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli Soup Keto Friendly Recipe

The cheddar broccoli soup is the best keto-friendly dish for dinner, lunch, or as snacks with some bread, crackers biscuit, or some light salad. This recipe of soup is good to cook easy and quick also low carb.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 919 kcal


  • 2 cup Broccoli diced (small)
  • 8 tbsp Butter
  • 16 oz Cheddar Cheese shredded or grated
  • ½ cup Onion diced
  • ½ cup Celery diced
  • 3 cup Chicken Broth optional
  • 1 cup Cream (heavy whipped cream)
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper powder
  • 3-4 clove Garlic minced or finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp Paprika Powder optional
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour or Xanthan Gum


  • Wash the broccoli under water and cut into small pieces, separating the florets from the stalks. You can be chopped roughly the stalks if you want.
  • Heat the pan or put the saucepan with butter on a medium flame. If you put the flame on high, your butter will burn.
  • Add chopped onion and fry this well. When you see the onion turns into light brown, then add salt, pepper, garlic, and saute them a little until you get a nice flavor from it.
  • Now add the chopped broccoli and stir gently until this broccoli is soft and light green. Sprinkle xanthan gum or cornflour on top of butter and onion.
  • Now add chicken broth. You can also use water instead of this broth. Mix these well and cook for 5 minutes with the lid covered.
  • For more seasoning, sprinkle with paprika, combine well and cook for another minute. (It's totally optional)
  • Let the mixture come to a boil and then simmer for a few minutes. Combine well and add more pepper and salt if necessary. If the soup is going to be too thick, you can add some water or broth.
  • Now add the cream and cheese, start whisking gently and cook until the cheese is melted perfectly. Keep in mind that the flame is must be in medium.
  • Serve hot and garnished with some shredded cheddar cheese or add more green broccoli on top.


  • If you do not like or don't like the use of xanthan gum, transfer 1 cup of soup from an instant pot to a food processor and mix until thick. Transfer the blended mixture back to the Instant Pot and stir until well blended. Mainly, this xanthan gum used for thickening agents and stabilizers to prevent ingredients from separating.
  • Rest of soup, after cool transfer to an airtight container or a jar. Keep the soup in the fridge and you can store it for about 3-4 days.
Keyword Broccoli Soup, Cheddar Broccoli Soup Keto, Cream of Broccoli Soup Keto, Low-Carb