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Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup

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This low carb broccoli cheese soup is made in the Instant Pot! A super easy LCHF and gluten free recipe.

Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup - made in the Instant Pot! Super easy recipe.

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Do you have an Instant Pot?!? Soup is one of the easiest dishes to make in it! This low carb soup only requires a few ingredients – and I love that I can just dump it all into the pot, set it going, walk away, and return to find a delicious lunch waiting for me! It doesn't even need blending – super convenient.

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How to Make a Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup

Add fresh broccoli florets, vegetable broth or chicken broth (I highly recommend the bone broths from Kettle & Fire!!!), shredded cheese (I used a medium cheddar), heavy cream and onion powder to the Instant Pot.
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup - made in the Instant Pot! Super easy recipe.
 
Stir well, close the lid, and set the vent to the Sealing position. Select the “Soup” button and set the timer for 20 minutes.
 
After the cooking time has completed, release the pressure and carefully stir the soup. As you'll see there's no need to blend or puree it!  Taste for seasoning and add salt and black pepper as necessary.
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup - made in the Instant Pot! Super easy recipe.
 
If you prefer the soup to be a little thicker, stir in some xanthan gum or something like Thick'n Saucy.  LC Thick'n Saucy is a zero carb product that can thicken hot and cold liquids – no heat required! The ingredients are listed as “Proprietary/patent pending blend of natural vegetable and natural plant and natural tree gums.” It is gluten free, sugar free, and doesn't contain preservatives.
 
Spoon the soup into serving bowls and enjoy. 
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup - made in the Instant Pot! Super easy recipe.
 
If you have leftovers this soup reheats really well!

Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup - made in the Instant Pot! Super easy recipe.

Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup

Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup

Yield: Approx. 6 Cups
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Instant Pot Up/Down Pressure Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This low carb broccoli cheese soup is made in the Instant Pot! A super easy LCHF and gluten free recipe.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and black pepper
  • xanthan gum or similar thickener, optional

Instructions

  1. Add everything apart from the seasoning and thickener to the Instant Pot. Stir well, close the lid, and set the vent to the Sealing position.
  2. Select the "Soup" button and set the timer for 20 minutes.
  3. After the cooking time has completed, release the pressure and carefully stir the soup. Taste for seasoning and add salt and black pepper as necessary.
  4. If you prefer the soup to be a little thicker, stir in some xanthan gum or similar (see main post for details).

Notes

8g net carbs per serving (quarter of the recipe)

This recipe makes approximately six cups of soup.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1½ Cups
Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 140mgSodium 1106mgCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 8gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 17g

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Rob

Monday 17th of February 2020

Have you tried this with frozen broccoli? If so, does it take more than the 20 minutes under pressure?

Georgina

Monday 17th of February 2020

No I haven't tried it I'm afraid. But my gut reaction is that 20 minutes should still be fine. Let me know if you try it!

Gini

Saturday 15th of February 2020

I have just bought an electric soup maker and I'm sure this would work equally well in it. I'll let you know!

Georgina

Saturday 15th of February 2020

An electric soup maker? Sounds awesome!

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