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Healthy Broccoli Soup

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free broccoli soup, healthy broccoli soup, healthy broccolli cheddar soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 299kcal
9*
WW Freestyle Points 9*

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)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 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 299 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 600mg26%
Potassium 812mg23%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 3505IU70%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 452mg45%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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