Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe – 5 Ingredients

This easy, low carb broccoli cheese soup is gluten-free, healthy, SUPER CHEESY and needs just 5 ingredients. Ready in only 20 minutes!

There are about a million and a half broccoli cheese soup recipes out there. You may be wondering why you need another one. Well, the recipes I’ve seen tend to use flour as a thickener, have a long list of ingredients, or just take a while to prepare. Today I’m sharing my quick and simple version of easy broccoli cheese soup. And, it happens to be a low carb broccoli cheese soup, too!

The beauty of this gluten-free broccoli cheddar soup is that everyone seems to love it, whether they are eating low carb or not. It also happens to be healthy and perfect for clean eating, but that’s just a bonus.

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe – 5 Ingredients
Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe – 5 Ingredients



  • 4 cups Broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 3 1/2 cups Chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 3 cups Cheddar cheese (pre-shredded – see notes)


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, saute garlic for one minute, until fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, and chopped broccoli. Increase heat to bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes, until broccoli is tender.
  3. Add the shredded cheddar cheese gradually, stirring constantly, and continue to stir until melted. (Add 1/2 cup, simmer and stir until it melts fully, then repeat 1/2 cup at a time until all the cheese is used up.) Make sure to keep it at a very low simmer and avoid high heat, to prevent seizing. Remove from heat immediately once all the cheese melts.


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