Cream of Broccoli Soup – Low-Carb Comfort Food

Cream of broccoli soup is heavy duty comfort food. It’s has a rich, creamy, buttery goodness that always cheers me up . The fact that it’s low carb is just one more reason to love it! Sprinkle with some grated cheddar for extra flavor and goodness. This recipe was originally published in 2014. Images and some text have been updated.

For this recipe you’ll need: broccoli, heavy cream, chicken stock (make sure it’s 0 carb), butter, onion powder, salt, pepper


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Easy, low carb cream of broccoli soup is the perfect meal for a chilly day. From Lowcarb-ology.com

Someone stole the fence between the North Pole and Texas! Y’all it is all kinds of cold out there and I am so not a cold weather person! I have been quite happily sitting by the fire today. One thing about big, old houses is that they get drafty and cold in the winter. I am so glad that there is a fireplace in the kitchen since that is where I spend my time. I like to build up a fire in the morning to take the chill off.  The dogs don’t like the sound of the flames so they curl up as close as they can get without being too close – the window seat.

low carb broccoli soup is comfort food on a cold day

Winter makes me want comfort foods. I am not talking about steak and salad – I am talking about pasta, bread, and carbs! Today was chilly and I wanted carbs in a bad way. Luckily I had the stuff for this cream of broccoli soup on hand. Creamy, buttery broth surrrounds masses of tender broccoli. This cream of broccoli soup is just so unbelievably good! It totally hit the spot and I enjoyed it so much I had it for supper, too!

I like to get a big bag of broccoli at Costco and cook it all. Then it’s super easy to make soup or whatever when you want something fast. I think that’s the secret, really. The more things  I have cooked and ready the less I cave to carbs. Let’s face it – when you get a craving you don’t want to wait for something to cook! You’re less likely to stuff you mouth with carbs if you already have something wonderful waiting.

Low carb cream of broccoli soup is quick and easy comfort food. From lowcarb-ology.com

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Low Carb Cream of Broccoli Soup

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Cream of Broccoli Soup – Low-Carb Comfort

Creamy, low carb cream of broccoli soup is serious comfort food. It' so easy to make and less than 4 net carbs per serving. This recipe makes 2 generous servings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 330kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked broccoli
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated cheese optional

Instructions

  • Heat broccoli and chicken stock in a pan.
  • Add the cream and remaining ingredients.
  • Heat through.
  • Spinkle with some grated cheese if desired.

Notes

Carbs: 4.9 Net Carbs:3.7

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 26.7% | Vitamin C: 49.2% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 3.7%

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Last Updated 06/11/2019

10 Responses to “Cream of Broccoli Soup – Low-Carb Comfort Food”

  1. This looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for all your hard work and sharing.

    Reply
    • Thank you Dita! I love doing it.


  2. My husband and myself love the CoCo’s Resturant signature Cream of broccoli soup. I’m going to make your recipe and pray it’s exactly like it.

    Reply
    • I am not familiar with Coco’s so I can’t say. … but this is really good!

  3. It’s very thin. Will it thicken if I continue to heat?

    Reply
    • It shouldn’t be thin if you used heavy cream and drained your broccoli. You can simmer it for while to reduce it some – you can try blending up some of the soup with some cooked cauliflower, too.


    • I used an immersion blender and pureed half of the soup … that helped to thicken it.


  4. I just made this and YES it is VERY thin even after I added more of the heavy cream then the recipe calls for, but it has a good taste.

    Reply
    • I usually simmer it to reduce it. If it seems too thing you can puree some of the broccoli and add in to thicken it more.


  5. I loved the simplicity of this recipe. Stuck at home with no heavy cream so I added cream cheese instead. It worked just fine. I used an immersion blender and pureed half the soup after it was tender. That helped to thicken it.

    Reply

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