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Healthy broccoli cheddar soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Recipe)

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Broccoli cheddar soup is a delicious and classic soup that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This variation includes a twist by using protein powder, to increase your protein intake.

Recipe Calories
Calories 260 calories
Recipe Fat
Fat 15 grams fat
Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time 10 minutes
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time 45 minutes
Recipe Yield
Yield 10 servings


  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 6-1/4 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • Large bowl of ice water
  • 4 scoops protein powder (whey or plant-based), unflavored
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup 2% lowfat plain Greek yogurt


  1. In a small pot, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes or until slightly caramelized. Add chicken broth and increase heat to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer. Cover for 15 minutes or until broth has evaporated to half. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil. Add broccoli. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain broccoli and place in ice bath for 2 minutes. Add 3/4 of the broccoli to a blender.
  4. Add chicken broth mixture to blender. Process for 10 seconds until completely combined. To the blender’s broth mixture, add 1 scoop of the protein powder, 1 cup of cheese and Greek yogurt.
  5. Blend until smooth, then add the remaining 3 scoops of protein powder one at a time. Make sure each scoop is fully incorporated before adding the next one. Once fully blended, pour soup into serving bowls. Top with remaining broccoli and cheese and serve immediately.

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