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Healthy Broccoli Soup

5 from 31 votes
Healthy Broccoli Soup is a delicious, cozy meal. Easy to make in the instant pot, crockpot, or on the stove - this broccoli cheddar soup is a must make! Gluten free and easily made dairy free, this creamy soup is seriously yummy!
WW Freestyle Points 9*
Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 10 minutes
Total Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4 people
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 3 cups broccoli florets about ½ lb
  • 2 cups yukon gold potatoes peeled and diced into 2 inch pieces (about ½ lb)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth low or no salt
  • 1/2 cup milk dairy or nondairy will work
  • 1.5 cups colby jack cheese grated (highly recommend grating yourself to avoid grittiness from stabilizers in pre grated cheese)

Optional:

  • scallion, bacon, cheese for garnish

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Start your instant pot on the regular sauté function. Heat olive oil. Add in the carrots, celery , onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add in the potatoes, salt, pepper , broccoli and chicken broth.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to High Pressure (Manual on older models) and set time for 3 minutes.
  • When finished, quick release the steam. Add milk and puree the soup using an immersion blender or spoon it into a regular blender. If you use a regular blender be very careful blending hot liquids and remember to vent the blender well. You can leave the soup as chunky as you like it or puree it entirely.
  • Once blended stir in the cheese adding it about a quarter of a cup at a time while stirring to avoid it clumping together.
  • Garnish with extra cheese, bacon and scallions and serve.

Crockpot Instructions

  • In a saute pan, heat olive oil. Add in the carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes until slightly softened and fragrant. (This is optional, but recommended)
  • Add sautéd veggies to the crockpot. Stir in the potatoes, salt, pepper, broccoli and chicken broth.
  • Set the crockpot to low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Add milk and puree the soup using an immersion blender or spoon it into a regular blender. If you use a regular blender be very careful blending hot liquids and remember to vent the blender well. You can leave the soup as chunky as you like it or puree it entirely.
  • Once blended stir in the cheese adding it about a quarter of a cup at a time while stirring to avoid it clumping together.
  • Garnish with extra cheese, bacon and scallions and serve.

Stove Top Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add in the carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes until slightly softened and fragrant.
  • Stir in the potatoes, salt, pepper, broccoli and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil and cook on high for 20-30 minutes, until broccoli + potatoes are fork tender.
  • Once cooked, add milk and puree the soup using an immersion blender or spoon it into a regular blender. If you use a regular blender be very careful blending hot liquids and remember to vent the blender well. You can leave the soup as chunky as you like it or puree it entirely.
  • Once blended stir in the cheese adding it about a quarter of a cup at a time while stirring to avoid it clumping together.
  • Garnish with extra cheese, bacon and scallions and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Broccoli Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 500mg22%
Potassium 905mg26%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 3707IU74%
Vitamin C 86mg104%
Calcium 433mg43%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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