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This easy keto broccoli cheese soup recipe is perfect for those eating keto alone. It can be difficult to make a low-carb meal when you are cooking low-carb for one but this homemade soup makes it easier. With just a handful of simple ingredients, low-carb dieters can whip up a delicious keto soup for one. This is perfect for a quick lunch at home or a simple one to make ahead for a low-carb lunch on the go.
There is nothing that hits the spot on a cold day quite like a warm bowl of this keto broccoli and cheese soup.
Why Make a Low Carb Soup for One?
Since my family isn’t always on board with my low-carb diet I find myself making several meals for everyone in the house. On a busy day, this just isn’t possible so I often find myself compromising my health for convenience.
I definitely didn’t want to make a habit of this so I started experimenting with keto meals for one. I knew that there had to be other busy moms looking for a quick low-carb soup recipe. So I experimented with some leftover steamed broccoli I had on hand and wished for the best. I am happy to say that I got my wish and this creamy low-carb cheese soup is the perfect healthy lunch for one.
Now I get to save time and enjoy a delicious, easy-to-make low-carb lunch whenever I want.
You are going to love the simplicity of this recipe because this easy broccoli soup is not only a delicious keto meal for one but it is so quick to whip up! With just a handful of ingredients, a soup bowl, and a saucepan, making a low-carb soup has never been easier.
How to Make Easy Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
This delish keto broccoli cheddar soup starts out with a 1/2 tablespoon of butter added to a saucepan. Cook on medium-high heat until completely melted. Add in diced garlic and chopped onion, and cook for 1-2 minutes.
The next step is to add in the chicken broth, heavy cream, seasonings, cheese, and steamed broccoli. Stir everything together in the saucepan and cook until the cheese melts into the broth. This should take just a few minutes. Continue heating the low-carb broccoli cheese soup until it reaches the perfect temperature for enjoying.
You can make this healthy broccoli soup with frozen broccoli if you don’t have any steamed broccoli on hand. Most stores sell a bag of steamable broccoli that really cuts steaming time in half so in a pinch I would just use that. I grew some broccoli in my garden this year and didn’t want it to go bad before I could use it so I steamed a bunch in preparation for other recipes.
I am so glad I did because without the batch of homegrown broccoli staring at me from a shelf in my fridge, I would have never been inspired to create my new favorite low-carb lunch idea.
Tips for Making the Best Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup
I have found that freshly grated cheddar cheese is worth the extra trouble, not only because the pre-shredded kind contains unnecessary undesirable ingredients but also because it tastes so much better. This isn’t usually going to make a big difference in most recipes but this soup is much more flavorful when you can add in freshly grated cheddar cheese.
Keep some pre-steamed broccoli on hand or pick up the frozen steamable bags to cut down on broccoli prep time when making this recipe.
You can also make a big batch and store it in airtight containers for pulling out each day before heading to work for a quick keto lunch on the go.
Variations on this Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup for Keto
If you enjoy a different kind of cheese, feel free to use that instead. The cheese in this recipe lends itself to both flavor and texture so choose carefully.
I prefer extra sharp cheddar for this soup but if you enjoy a little bit of spice you will like the way this soup comes together with pepper jack. You could even add in a dash of your favorite hot sauce for a keto-friendly spicy soup for one.
Try this recipe with cauliflower to switch things up or add in a teaspoon of sour cream for an extra creamy low-carb broth.
Add in more cheese for a thicker soup or cut back on the amount of cheese this recipe calls for to achieve a thinner soup.
Sprinkle in extra salt and pepper for a flavorful burst to please your taste buds.
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- 1/2 Tablespoon of Butter
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Diced Garlic
- 1 Teaspoon of Chopped Onion
- 1 Cup of Chicken Broth
- 1 Cup Steamed Broccoli
- Dash of Salt and Pepper
- 1 Cup of Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded from Block
- 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1/8 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
This keto broccoli cheddar soup starts out with a 1/2 tablespoon of butter added to a saucepan.
Cook on medium high heat until completely melted. Add in diced garlic and chopped onion, cook for 1-2 minutes.
The next step is to add in the chicken broth, heavy cream, seasonings, cheese, and steamed broccoli.
Stir everything together in the saucepan and cook until the cheese melts into the broth. This should take just a few minutes.
Continue heating the low carb broccoli cheese soup until it reaches the perfect temperature for enjoying.