Broccoli Cheese Soup

On Wisconsin! You delicious state of being… with cheese

As the chill of fall plucks at spinal chords across the nation, it’s almost acceptable to suggest that it is time to release those crock pots from their nesting places and put them to work.
This recipe is low-carb and perfect for Atkins induction or for those who need to avoid gluten, but who still want to get their midwestern jones on.
Whether you were lucky enough to have been born in Wisconsin or not, you can bring Milwaukee home with the next best thing to cheese curds.

On Wisconsin! Broccoli Cheese Soup

2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
**2 1/2 cups water
3 cans chicken broth — about 4 cups (I use one box of Swanson Organic Chicken Broth)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
16 ounces frozen chopped broccoli — thawed and drained
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped — finely chopped
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese — sharp or extra sharp
2 tablespoons chopped chives — or green onion tops

1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir 30 seconds or until bubbly. Add cream, water, broth, salt, mustard and cayenne pepper; bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring frequently. Add broccoli and red pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add cheese; stir over low heat just until cheese melts (do not boil). Top with chives if desired.

**For a thicker soup, cut back the water by one cup –

6 servings.
Nutritional information: Calories: 353, Total Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 3g, Net Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 8g, Fat 10g.

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  3. upchurchfamily says

    This sounds yummy! I'm guessing you meant "ThickNThin" and not flour in step #1? And the recipe title says it's a crockpot recipe, but the directions use the stovetop?

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  6. this is not a vegan soup.. it has chicken broth in it..

  7. 3 tablespoons of xanthan?

  8. The instructions say combine butter and flour?

  9. Is there something else to this I don’t think mine came out right. I reduced the water and omitted the red peppers, but everything else I followed to a “T”??????

  10. Is this supposed to be made in the crock pot or on the stove?

  11. Made this stove top last night to rave reviews from the whole gang.
    Would you, could you, pretty please post crockpot directions, too? I’m a crockpot novice ya’ see…

  12. I’d never made a cream soup, but decided to try this because my husband loves it and since we’ve been low carb dieting, he can’t have his favorite. I didn’t bother with the red pepper, chives or cayenne because he’s very basic and I didn’t think he’d like the little red and green surprises lol. I completely screwed up the cooking time (I was making cream of mushroom and bacon at the time also, so I had two recipes going at once) and it wouldn’t thicken. I added more cheese and a bit of corn starch to try and thicken it and this turned out great. I don’t like broccoli and cheese soup and I kept stealing form his while mine was still cooking lol. This is a great recipe even if you screwed it up like I did lol.

  13. I haven’t ever replied to any of your posts, but I have to tell you how absolutely fantastic this soup is. I make it every week and bring it to work to have alongside my normal roasted chicken lunch. Thank you so much for this recipe! It’s easy and fabulous!

  14. Stephanie says

    Oh I really wish that the comment about using less water was at the beginning of the recipe instead of the end!!!

  15. Can this soup be frozen?

  16. The recipe says it makes 6 servings I believe bis the nutritional value based on a single serving? Watching our carb intake

  17. One of our favorites!! Thank you for this recipe!!

  18. I have been off low-carb for several months (chemo made most things taste awful) and I made some broccoli-cheddar soup from a carby recipe and loved it. Can’t wait to make yours, Jamie!

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