broccoli cheddar soup

Lightened Up Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Dive in to a warm, creamy bowl of Lightened Up Broccoli Cheddar Soup for the ultimate comfort food — the healthy way!

Prep: 10Cook: 30Total: 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings 1x


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup gluten free flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 5 heaping cups broccoli, chopped small (2 small heads)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 1 tbsp milk


  1. In a dutch oven, heat avocado oil. Add in onion and saute until softened.
  2. Add in garlic and let cook 2 minutes.
  3. Using a whisk, add in the flour, then the chicken stock until well combined and no clumps.
  4. Bring to a boil, then add the broccoli, carrots, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, add the milk and the cheese. Lower heat to medium and stir.
  6. In a small dish, whisk together the arrowroot and milk to create a slurry, then pour it into the soup. This will help thicken your soup greatly. Let soup cook for 10 minutes over medium-low heat.
  7. Turn off heat and serve!
Author: ErinCategory: dinner, lunch, meal-prep, gluten-freeMethod: stovetopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free