Implementing a ketogenic diet will improve your health by balancing your cholesterol profile and blood glucose levels while reducing systemic inflammation of the GI tract. However, many people find it challenging to remove carbs from their diet due to a lack of suitable dietary options available to them. This recipe for keto broccoli cheddar soup offers you a creative and tasty way to stay on track with your ketogenic diet.
This recipe is a magical protein-packed fat bomb that’s ideal for anyone following a ketogenic lifestyle. Get a healthy serving of fiber from cruciferous vegetables and fortified with healthy fats to keep your energy levels consistent throughout the day.
Comforting Broccoli Cheddar Soup to Keep You in Ketosis
Running a ketogenic diet means consuming a very small amount of carbohydrates on a daily basis. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t create culinary masterpieces that meet your dietary needs. This fat-bomb recipe for broccoli cheddar soup gives you the nutrition you need to stay in a ketogenic state. (1)
Making this soup from scratch takes less than half an hour which makes it a perfect post-workout meal. Get home from the gym and whip up this culinary delight in minutes.
Be sure to purchase your broccoli from a local, organic fruit and vegetable market. This cruciferous vegetable is high in fiber and packed with healthy antioxidants that cleanse your body of free radicals and harmful toxins. Make sure you use raw cheese and cream that hasn’t undergone pasteurization. (2)
Raw dairy provides a rich and creamy taste to the meal and it contains no antibiotics and hormones found in commercially farmed milk. Take a large pot and melt the butter over medium heat before adding your onions. (3)
Cook the onions until they are a golden brown color and then add the garlic. Add the thyme, broccoli, bone broth, and water to the pot and cover it with a lid. Simmer the soup for 20 to 25-minutes. When the broccoli is tender and easy to pierce with a fork, you’re ready to move onto the next step in this recipe.
Add in your heavy cream and puree the soup using an immersion blender. Return the pot to the heat and add the cheese. As the cheese melts, you’ll notice a rich, creamy aroma fill the air in your kitchen as the ingredients combine to form the soup.
When everything heats through, remove the pot from the stove and serve warm with fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
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Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large head (1 pound) of broccoli, cut into florets
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 4 cup bone broth or stock
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 ½ cups grated Cheddar Cheese
- salt and black pepper to taste
- In large pot, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
- Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the broccoli, dried thyme, bone broth and water and cover with a lid.
- Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the broccoli is tender.
- Remove from the heat.
- Add in the heavy cream.
- Puree the soup using an immersion blender.
- Return the pot to the stove and bring the soup to a boil.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the cheese and allow to melt.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste and serve immediately.