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Healthy Broccoli Soup
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Healthy Broccoli Soup

This Healthy Broccoli Soup checks off all those boxes and can be on your table in 30 minutes flat. This vegetarian soup is gluten-free with options for dairy-free and to make it Paleo and Whole30 friendly.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Soup
Method: Stove Top
Author: Lexi


  • 1 tablespoon butter (omit for dairy-free)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks, cleaned well and sliced thin
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets (about 4 cups
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (omit for dairy-free)


  • Heat butter and oil over medium-low. Once butter is melted add leeks and garlic and cook for for 10 minutes, until the leeks are very tender.
  • Add in vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add in half of broccoli florets and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli is very tender. 
  • Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. Add in remaining broccoli florets, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Let simmer for 6-8 minutes or until the broccoli is just fork tender.
  •  If adding cheese, do so here and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve hot!


This recipe was originally published in 2016 and republished with an updated recipe and photos in 2020.