The Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup


This is an excellent broccoli soup, even if you’re not eating low carb.  I used a recipe from DJ Foodie, one of my favorite low carb bloggers, to make this broccoli soup for lunch.  I slightly altered the original recipe, it’s a keeper, low carb friends...

1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
4 small garlic cloves, minced
large pinch of dried thyme
2 cups chicken stock
1-12 ounce bag of steamed broccoli
8 ounces cream cheese, warmed and softened
1/2 lb. sharp cheddar cheese grated
lots of fresh cracked pepper

Cook broccoli in microwave as package directs.

Meanwhile, sauté the butter in a large  heavy pot, I put on the lid so that the onions sweat quickly and become transparent, adding the thyme as you cook them.  Stir in minced garlic after onions become translucent, as they can burn quickly.

Stir in the softened cream cheese and the chicken broth, whisking to blend.  If your cream cheese isn’t thoroughly warm, it will tend to clump, but don’t worry, I have a fix for that.

Stir in the cheddar cheese, and stir constantly until all is bubbling.  Add the broccoli, then take an immersion blender, and blend the soup, leaving some chunks of broccoli as shown in the photograph.  This will smooth out the cream cheese and make the soup thick.

It’s an amazing recipe, thanks so much for sharing DJ Foodie.  It would also be good with the addition of fresh mushrooms.

6 Servings - DJ Foodie published the following nutritionals, 334.64 calories per serving, 7.72 grams of carbs.  Mine would be a bit higher, as I added olive oil and possibly a bit more broccoli.  This soup is worth every carb, it’s perfect on a cold winter day!

I served mine with Pork Rinds, not exactly crackers, but they were salty and crispy, it worked well.

Enjoy ~ Jan

Here’s a linke to DJ Foodie’s Original Recipe

Photo courtesy of DJ Foodie


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