Healthy Broccoli Soup [VIDEO]

This Healthy Broccoli Soup is hearty, creamy, and delicious, without any of the junk! It’s hands down one of my new favorite recipes that will totally surprise you!

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Years ago, the broccoli cheddar soup at Panera Bread was my jam. I loved that soup. Now, looking back, I can’t believe how often I consumed it. For so long I have wanted to create a version that was creamy and delicious, that I wouldn’t feel bad (or feel sick) after eating. This soup is it!

Healthy Broccoli Soup

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Healthy Broccoli Soup

Broccoli has also in season in my CSA these few weeks, so broccoli soup it is! Lighter comfort food is the best.

Healthy Broccoli Soup

Healthy Broccoli Soup

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 0:55 Serves 4



  • Cut broccoli into florets. In a pot over medium heat, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add in broccoli florets, reduce heat to medium, and parboil until fork tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and transfer broccoli to a bowl and set aside.
  • In your pot, heat butter and sauté leeks and garlic for 1 minute. Add in half of the broccoli and sauté for 3 minutes until veggies are sweating and broccoli is soft.
  • Add in vegetable broth, bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes until the soup reduces slightly.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. Add in remaining broccoli florets, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Let simmer for 15 minutes. If adding cheese, do so here and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Serve hot.
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15 comments on “Healthy Broccoli Soup [VIDEO]

  • This turned out amazing and so much creamier than I ever would have imagined! I’ve been on a healthy cream of broccoli soup kick lately and this is the best of them by far. It was also my first time ever buying or using leeks. The only thing that would have made it better was if the leeks had blended up smoother (there were still small strands). Do you think I didn’t cook the leeks long enough? Didn’t blend them well enough? Both? Or is that just to be expected?

    Thanks for the great recipe! I will definitely be making this again and again : )

  • I’ve made this soup twice now, and I love it! It is so creamy and delicious…without dairy, cashews, or coconut milk, just silky smooth leeks and broccoli. Thank you for this recipe!

  • I’ve frozen it and it has been fine. I’ve kept in the freeze for about 6 weeks. I only make double batches of this as it goes quickly!

  • Hi Lexi,
    Can you give me a best guess on how many cups of broccoli you recommend? I have a huge bags of florets I bought at Costco so I just want to scoop some out!
    Thank you,

  • Jeanine Wirth says:

    Do you think I could add chicken to this recipe? It sounds delicious and thought it could be a complete meal if I added some protein.

    5.0 rating

  • So delicious and doesn’t feel too fatty or heavy! Tastes like a traditional broccoli cheddar without the guilt! Thanks, Lexi!

    5.0 rating

  • This was simply the best broccoli soup I’ve ever made! I honestly can’t believe it’s healthy! So, so good! I added a bit more garlic and cayenne instead of red pepper flakes. It was divine. Thank you 👍🏻


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