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5 from 6 votes

Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Healthy broccoli cheese soup that is thickened with a potato and does not contain heavy cream. Packed with healthy vegetables, yet comforting and satisfying. Gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Denise


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (1-2 inches)
  • 1 white potato (cut into 0.5 inch cubes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)


  • In a medium-sized pot, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, and cook for 5-7 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Add the celery, broccoli, potato, salt, pepper and broth. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potato is soft when poked with a fork.
  • Add the milk, then blend with an immersion blender until creamy and smooth (2-3 minutes).
  • Add the cheese in 3-4 batches, stirring each time until it has melted into the soup.


  • This soup may be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, or the freezer for up to 3 months.



Serving: 1/4 of the batch | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1430IU | Vitamin C: 89.3mg | Calcium: 448mg | Iron: 2.4mg