Keto-Friendly Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Okay, I love soup. I love it loaded with cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, and all the ooey-gooey deliciousness that comes with the comfort of soup. Here is my version of a Keto-Friendly Broccoli and Cheese Soup.
Yet, there is Big Daddy.
He is determined to work on his health. I mean, not necessarily to lose weight, just to eat better to see what could be causing his joints to hurt. So, I’m taking some family favorites and attempting to revamp some recipes.
Please bear in mind that I do not use measurements. I do a base and I taste to see if it needs anymore seasoning, cheese, thickening agent, etc. This dish is also low carb. Also, I did do this in the instant pot!
1 bag of frozen cut up broccoli
1 bag of frozen broccoli florets
2 T. butter
1/2 large onion
Cheddar (I think I used about 3 cups)
2 oz. cream cheese
4 heaping tablespoons of sour cream
1 c. heavy cream
8 slices of crispy bacon, chopped up
Get your bacon in the oven. Once done, chop it up! Be sure and save the bacon grease in a mason jar. You can always use a parmesan cheese lid to screw on it if you don’t have a mason jar lid.
Saute up the butter, garlic, and onion until the onion is translucent. Add the chopped up broccoli and about 3 cups water. I put it in the instant pot and set it to the “soup” mode. Once it was done, I did a quick release and then I took my potato masher and I mashed up the cooked broccoli. This helps thicken the soup.
Once that was done, I added some chicken stock. I didn’t want it too soupy so I eyeballed it. Then, I added the heavy cream, cream cheese, sour cream, and seasoning. I got that all mixed up and taste-tested it. Once I had the seasoning/chicken broth/water ratio good, I added in the cheddar cheese.
Lastly, I cut up the HUGE pieces of the broccoli florets and threw them in the pot. I did put the lid back on and set it on “manual” for about 3 minutes, but for the most part, the hot liquid cooked the broccoli. It would be wrong if it were undercooked or overcooked.
Last but not least, I added the bacon.
This broth was spot on and I was shocked at the ability for the mushed up the first bag of broccoli and the cream cheese to thicken it up so well. I could get naked and swim in that broth 🙂 That was too much, wasn’t it :/