Cheap Keto Meals: Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
This Keto Broccoli and Cheddar Soup is a quick, delicious, and low-carb recipe perfect for keto dieters. It serves 4, with each serving containing just 5g of net carbs and 400 calories.
Servings: 4 people
- 4 cups of fresh broccoli florets
- 2 cups of chicken broth low sodium
- 2 cups of cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum for thickening
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add the diced onion to the pot and sauté until it becomes translucent, which should take about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic to the pot and continue to sauté for another minute until the garlic is fragrant.
- Add the broccoli florets and chicken broth to the pot. Increase the heat to bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer.
- Cover the pot and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes, until the broccoli is tender.
- Sprinkle the xanthan gum over the simmering soup, then stir well to incorporate it. This will help to thicken the soup. Let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low and slowly stir in the heavy cream, followed by the shredded cheddar cheese. Continue stirring until the cheese is fully melted and the soup is creamy.
- Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer a smoother texture, you can use an immersion blender to puree the soup to your desired consistency.
- Serve the soup hot. Enjoy your delicious, low-carb, keto-friendly broccoli and cheddar soup!
Net Carbs Per Serving: 5g Calories Per Serving: 400