Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe - 5 Ingredients

How to make the best broccoli cheddar soup in 20 minutes! This easy, low carb broccoli cheese soup recipe is healthy, CHEESY, 5 ingredients, & gluten-free.

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Easy broccoli cheese soup in bowl with spoon
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings (1 cup each)
Author Maya Krampf from


  • 4 cups Broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 3 1/2 cups Chicken broth (or vegetable broth, or bone broth)
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 3 cups Cheddar cheese (pre-shredded - see notes)


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, saute garlic for one minute, until fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, and chopped broccoli. Increase heat to bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes, until broccoli is tender.

Option 1 (original recipe):

  1. Add the shredded cheddar cheese gradually, stirring constantly, and continue to stir until melted. (Add 1/2 cup (64 g), simmer and stir until it melts fully, then repeat 1/2 cup (64 g) at a time until all the cheese is used up.) Make sure to keep it at a very low simmer and avoid high heat, to prevent seizing. Remove from heat immediately once all the cheese melts.

Option 2 (recommended):

  1. Use a slotted spoon to remove about 1/3 of the broccoli pieces and set aside. (This step is optional, if you want some pieces in your soup at the end. If you want all of the soup pureed, you can leave them in.)

  2. Use an immersion blender to puree the remaining broccoli.

  3. Reduce heat to low. Add the shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly, and continue to stir until melted. Puree again to make it smooth.

  4. Remove from heat. Add the reserved broccoli florets back to the soup.

Recipe Notes

  • IMPORTANT: See my tips in the post above (before the recipe card) for best results when melting the cheese!
  • To make this low carb soup even healthier, try making it with grass-fed bone broth.
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Serving size: 1 cup

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 292 | Fat: 25g | Total Carbs: 5g | Net Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 13g

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