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Low Carb Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I couldn't find a low carb broccoli cheddar soup that I loved, so I made my own. Enjoy!

Macros per serving: 25 g fat, 8.4 g protein, 4.6 g net carbs

Total servings: 8

I paired these Keto Cheddar Bay Biscuits with them (and they are so easy to make).


  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tsp guar gum (or other thickener - amount may be different if you use something else)
  • 1 good-sized crown of broccoli, diced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2-14.5 oz cans of chicken or veggie broth
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Sautée your diced onions and butter in your pot over medium heat for 5 minutes. 
  2. Whisk in the guar gum (or other thickener) at this point, then pour in the heavy cream and whisk in well. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes. This should get pretty thick. 
  3. Next, stir in your broth and bring to a boil. 
  4. Pour in the cheese and whisk in until completely melted. 
  5. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 
  6. Stir in broccoli and let simmer on medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes (until the broccoli is the tenderness that you like). Stir occasionally. 
  7. Enjoy!

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Kaili Killpack

Kaili Killpack

Hey everyone! I'm Kaili, the founder of Happy Healthy Things. My husband and I started doing a modified keto/low carb diet in July of 2018, and we have found a lot of success with it as far as weight loss and feeling better in general. I know that every health journey is different and keto won't work for everyone, so I started this website for myself and others to share their experiences and inspire you! 

I am a professional writer and digital marketing specialist by day and blogger extraordinaire by night. I love spending time with my family and two cats and getting outdoors when the weather is nice. I also love my couch and Netflix, so finding a balance between work/home life and adding fitness into the mix has been my greatest challenge. 

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