Broccoli Cheddar Soup Like Panera

Yes! Creamy, delicious broccoli cheddar soup just like Panera but healthy & gluten-free. It’s quick & easy to make with broccoli, cheddar cheese, red potatoes, onions, coconut milk, fresh garlic, chicken stock, and salt. It’s also anti-inflammatory & easily digestible!

Gluten free broccoli cheddar soup just like Panera made anti-inflammatory and easily digestible

My Broccoli Cheddar Soup is inspired by Panera but made healthier and gluten-free. The broccoli is quickly steamed and then blend it to a creamy consistency for a delicious taste and easy digestion. I also add garlic, and onion for additional flavor and nutrition. It’s made gluten-free by not adding white flour or high-fat cream. Instead, I use red potatoes, which add the creamy consistency and ramp up the nutritional value. It’s a win, win!

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Why You’ll Love This Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Cheese Recipe

  • It tasted like the Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup but healthier.
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
  • It’s quick and easy to make.
  • The simple ingredients are affordable and easy to find.

How to Make My Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 1: Chop the Red Potatoes

Chop the red potatoes into roughly one-inch pieces and place them in a steamer basket in a medium-sized sauce pan.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 2: Chop and Steam

Chop the broccoli into bite-size florets and the onion into small pieces and add to the saucepan. Add water to the bottom of the sauce pan until it reaches the bottom of the steamer basket. Cover with a lid and place on high heat until the vegetables are fork-tender. This will take approximately 12-18 minutes.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 3: Transfer to Mixing Bowl

Carefully transfer the steamed vegetables to a mixing bowl. Add the fresh garlic. I like to use this stainless steel garlic press. Then add the chicken stock, butter, garlic, coconut milk, cheese, and salt.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 4: Blend and Serve

Blend the ingredients until creamy with an immersion blender. Add more chicken stock or water if needed to reach your desired consistency. Transfer to a serving bowl and add grated cheese and green onion slices as an optional garnish.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.

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Gluten free broccoli cheddar soup just like Panera made anti-inflammatory and easily digestible

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Like Panera

Yes! Creamy, delicious broccoli cheddar soup just like Panera but healthy & gluten-free. It's quick & easy to make with broccoli, cheddar cheese, red potatoes, coconut milk, fresh garlic, chicken stock, and salt. It's also anti-inflammatory & easily digestible!
5 from 3 votes
Servings 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 medium red potatoes
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chicken stock or bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Chop the broccoli, red potatoes and onions into roughly one-inch pieces and place them in a steamer basket in a medium-sized sauce pan.
  • Add water to the bottom of the sauce pan until it reaches the bottom of the steamer basket. Cover with a lid and place on high heat until the vegetables are fork-tender. This will take approximately 12-18 minutes.
  • Carefully transfer the steamed vegetables to a mixing bowl. Add the fresh garlic. I like to use this stainless steel garlic press. Then add the chicken stock, butter, garlic, coconut milk, cheese, and salt.
  • Blend the ingredients until creamy with an immersion blender. Add more chicken stock or water if needed to reach your desired consistency. Transfer to a serving bowl and add grated cheese and green onion slices as an optional garnish.

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Nutrition

Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 8gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 434mgPotassium: 652mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 503IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 1mg
Keyword broccoli, cheddar, cheesecake, gluten-free pancakes, healthy alfredo sauce, panera, soup
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