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Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup that’s packed with veggies and gut-healthy probiotics, while still being creamy, flavorful and delicious! The entire family will love this easy, vegetarian soup!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 diced white onion
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 12 oz (about 1 head) of chopped broccoli florets you can peel and then finely dice the stems too- they have so much flavor!
  • 2 grated large carrots
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt add more to taste after adding the cheese
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz fresh grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 cup plain kefir


  • Melt 4 tbsp of butter in a large pot or dutch oven. When melted, add the onion & garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the flour in, stirring until onion and garlic are coated and mixture thickens.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots and seasonings. Bring back to a gentle boil, cover, and simmer on low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • With heat on low, add the grated cheese in batches until it is melted.
  • Slowly pour in the half & half and the plain kefir stirring to combine. Simmer on low for a few minutes until soup thickens.
  • Taste to adjust salt & serve!