Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup (Keto, Low Carb)

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Comforting, classic instant pot broccoli cheese soup made without flour. Cheesy goodness from cream cheese and sharp cheddar. Frozen broccoli works perfectly for this recipe for an easy, affordable weeknight meal.

Broccoli cheese soup is typically made with a flour and butter roux to thicken it. 

For this keto broccoli cheese soup in the Instant Pot (or slow cooker), we use cream or half and half, and cream cheese to cerate a thick consistency.

If you want to use milk, you might need to thicken your soup with a bit of cornstarch mixed in water at the end of cooking.

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This keto broccoli cheese soup can also be made in the slow cooker so you can set it in the morning or overnight.

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How to Make Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup:

  • Press the saute button and melt butter.
  • Saute the diced onions for 3-4 minutes, add minced garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.
  • Add the broccoli, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, and chicken broth to the instant pot.
  • Cook on manual high for 1 minute.
  • Use the quick-release valve when the timer goes off.
  • If desired, use an immersion blender to make a smoother soup, leaving some chunks to your liking.
  • Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  • Add the cream and stir until the heated through.
  • Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese a 1/2 cup at a time to prevent clumping, until melted.

How to make broccoli cheese soup in the slow cooker: 

  • Saute onion and garlic in butter, then add to slow cooker
  • Add the broccoli, chicken stock, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper.
  • Set your slower cooker to the LOW for 4-5 hours.
  • When the time is up, check that broccoli and vegetables are soft.
  • Use an immersion blender to create a more smooth soup, leaving chunks as desired.
  • Set slow cooker to high.
  • Mix in grated cheddar, 1/2 cup at a time to prevent clumping.
  • Stir in the cream cheese until completely melted.
  • Add the cream and stir.

Note: If you don’t have an immersion blender, remove a couple of cups of soup and blend before placing it back into the pot.

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Can I freeze broccoli and cheddar soup?

Freeze broccoli cheese soup in sturdy freezer bags or glass containers with sealing lids. Things last in the freezer indefinitely, but this instant pot broccoli cheese soup is best eaten within 3-6 months.

Just reheat gently on the stove, or put it back in the instant pot or slow cooker until heated through.

For more tips on prepping soups and meals ahead of time, check out our guide to batch cooking.

Fore more make ahead freezer friendly instant pot or crockpot recipes, see our round up.

How long is broccoli cheese soup good in the fridge?

Instant pot broccoli cheese soup can keep in the fridge for 5-7 days in an airtight container.

What goes well with Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup?

If you’re wondering what is healthy to eat with soup that isn’t bread and butter, try adding a protein dish such as rotisserie chicken, or a side dish like balsamic asparagus salad.

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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup (keto, low carb, gluten free)

A super delicious and comforting way to get in those green veggies! Made in your pressure cooker for a healthier classic soup in no time. Keto and low carb friendly.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, cheese, comfort food, instant pot, kid friendly
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Rach

Ingredients

  • 2 T butter
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 4 cups broccoli florets fresh or frozen
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 oz cream cheese light if desired
  • 2 cups cream or milk or half and half
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Press the saute button and melt butter.
  • Saute the diced onions for 3-4 minutes, add minced garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.
  • Add the broccoli, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, and chicken broth to the instant pot.
  • Cook on manual high for 1 minute.
  • Use the quick-release valve when the timer goes off.
  • If desired, use an immersion blender to make a smoother soup, leaving some chunks to your liking.
  • Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  • Add the cream and stir until the heated through.
  • Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese a 1/2 cup at a time to prevent clumping, until melted.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Saute onion and garlic in butter, then add to slow cooker
  • Add the broccoli, chicken stock, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper.
  • Set your slower cooker to the LOW for 4-5 hours.
  • When the time is up, check that broccoli and vegetables are soft.
  • Use an immersion blender to create a more smooth soup, leaving chunks as desired.
  • Set slow cooker to high.
  • Mix in grated cheddar, 1/2 cup at a time to prevent clumping.
  • Stir in the cream cheese until completely melted.
  • Add the cream and stir.

Notes

If you don't have an immersion blender, remove a couple of cups of soup and blend before placing it back into the pot.
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