5 from 3 votes
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup with Bacon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

There is something so warm and comforting about a hot bowl of homemade soup. And Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup with Bacon is one of the best out there. The only way I could think to improve this classic was to top it with bacon, sour cream, and extra cheese. Loading it with toppings really did take it to a whole new level.

Course: main dish, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 465 kcal
Author: Taryn
Ingredients
Soup Ingredients:
  • 2 heads of fresh broccoli , chopped (about 8 cups)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Topping Ingredients:
  • 6 slices of bacon , cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tbsp sour cream
Instructions
  1. Instant Pot: Add the metal rack, broccoli, and broth. Cook on manual, high pressure, for 3 minutes. Do a quick pressure release. Remove the rack. Add the cream and seasonings. Puree until smooth with an immersion blender (Or transfer to a regular blender and then transfer back to the pot). Add the cheese and stir until melted. Ladle into bowls and top as desired.
  2. Stove Top: Add the broccoli and broth to a large stock pot. Cook medium-high, covered, for about 10-15 minutes until the broccoli is tender. Add the cream and seasonings. Puree until smooth. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Ladle into bowls and top as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 1427mg 59%
Potassium 572mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 34.3%
Vitamin C 123.1%
Calcium 40.2%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.