Low-Carb Cream of Broccoli Soup


While this recipe is high in fat it works great for people on the Atkins diet. Even after eating two bowls per day I was still in ketosis. Heavy cream has no carbs which is why this works so well for folks on low-carb diets. Also fat is more filling, leading you to eat less and feel more full. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator. It's even better the second day. However, I've found if it sits longer than that the broccoli can become too strong.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 16 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 31 mins
4 quarts


  • 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion flakes

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

  • 1 (10 ounce) can chicken chunks, or more to taste

  • 3 heads broccoli, broken into florets


  1. Combine chicken broth, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, butter, and onion flakes in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Add heavy cream and chicken; bring to a gentle simmer.

  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain excess moisture.

  3. Pour chicken broth mixture into a slow cooker; add broccoli.

  4. Cook on Low until flavors combine, about 4 hours.

Cook's Notes:

Frozen broccoli can be used but I find it too strong.

This soup can be eaten right away but it's much better if it's cooked in the slow cooker for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
23g Fat
6g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 458mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 51mg 255%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 252mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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