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Cream of Broccoli Soup

By September 30, 2016December 14th, 2023Egg Free, Soup and Salads

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Here is a great alternative to the goo that plops out of an aluminum can that Campbell’s refers to as Cream of Broccoli Soup. Have you checked out the ingredients on the can? Yuck!

I have seen many different recipes to make a creamy Cream of Broccoli Soup and many use a potato for a thickener. Instead of a starchy potato, I used an avocado for my creamy soup recipe. It not only gives this soup a fantastic texture, it also tastes amazing!

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Maria Emmerich
Nut Free, Egg Free
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Egg Free, Main Course, Nut Free, Side Dish, Soups and Salads, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 250


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 5 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • 1 medium avocado peeled and pitted
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Melt the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sautée gently until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth, broccoli and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 13 minutes.
  • Allow the soup to cool a bit before pureeing it. Working in batches, place the 1/4 of the avocado and 1/4 of the soup into a blender and puree until very very smooth. Repeat with remaining avocado and soup.
  • Place soup back into the pot and whisk in heavy cream. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Do not boil. Whisk in sour cream and stir until well combined.
  • Serve with a broccoli flowerette or a tablespoon of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese or a dollop of sour cream.


Calories: 250 | Fat: 20g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 11.5g | Fiber: 4.5g | P:E Ratio: 0.2


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Maria Emmerich

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  • Brenda says:

    This looks delicious! I’m not seeing any nutritional info. Is it my computer, or was it left out?

  • Is there a good dairy free version?

  • Karla says:

    I love soups and this looks delicious! But I get 6 carbs a day. with accelerated Keto and with the tiny and hidden carbs such as eggs having .5 carbs, cream cheese 1 gram, carbs in spices, even cream and cocoa (in a fat bomb) there is no room left for me to have even 1/2 serving of a vegetable. I have all of your books, but even one serving of many dishes reaches my carb limit….and I still need another meal and snack allotment. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • Jenn says:

    This looks yummy! I’m assuming the avocado would make it creamy and thicken it up. However, I’m allergic to avocado. What would you suggest to replace that? Do you think some shredded cheese or something? Thanks!

  • Jayme says:

    I made this tonight for supper. Oh my gosh! It was the yummiest Cream of Broccoli soup we have ever eaten. The avacado adds such a wonderful texture. At first I tried the immersion blender, but after using it I decided to use the blender as you stated and what a wonderful texture. What a quick meal! Not to mention very filling! Thank you for your awesome recipes and I loved your Keto Summit interview.

  • Charity says:

    This soup is amazing! Saw the recipe this morning and decided to make it on the spot while the babes ate breakfast. I did add an extra pat of butter at the end that I let melt just to squeeze in a little extra fat. I have a hard time reaching my daily allotment. The texture is amazing and what a great meal for the whole family including my son who’s ten months old. Thank you for all your advice, tips, tricks and time. For someone with PCOS that has managed to have children by change of lifestyle, your knowledge is invaluable.

  • Tricia says:

    I was just attending the Essential Oils webinar and I posted several questions on the chat forum, and Craig did not answer one of them. I don’t know why others had their questions answered and mine went unanswered?????

  • Kim says:

    I made this for dinner last night. The kids said we should leave this for Santa this year instead of cookies! LOL Easy and Delicious recipe….this is a keeper! Thank you!

  • Meghann H says:

    Could coconut cream/full fat coconut milk be used in place of the heavy cream? I can have dairy, but just ran out of heavy cream. But I do have a huge bag of broccoli I need to use up and this looks perfect 😋
    Thank you!!

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