20 Cozy Broccoli Soup Recipes That Are Excellent for Weight Loss — Eat This Not That


If you know broccoli soup, you know how delicious it can be. Maybe you’d rather enjoy the canned variety from the supermarket (broccoli cream, anyone?) With endless options available these days, broccoli seems far from being the inedible vegetable that parents made for us when we were little children was.

Unfortunately, while store-bought and restaurant variations are full of flavor, they can also be filled with sodium, carbohydrates, fats, and maybe even some hard-to-pronounce ingredients. That got us thinking – there must be healthier versions of broccoli soup. And luckily there is. From vegan detox broccoli soups to savory options like lentils and potatoes, here are 20 broccoli soup recipes that are great for losing weight. (Also, don’t miss the 31 best instant healthy pot soup recipes for weight loss.)

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This low-calorie broccoli soup, with 290 calories per serving, is made with an unexpected ingredient – beer. Beer is added to the broth while it is boiling and gives this soup its full-bodied taste.

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Broccoli Cheese SoupCourtesy of Cookie and Kate

This undeniably delicious soup cuts some of the calories by leaving cream, milk, and flour out of the equation. An added bonus? This recipe also calls for broccoli stalks, the part of the vegetable that is seldom used and often thrown away, which means there is more flavor and less waste.

Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate.

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vegan broccoli cheese soupCourtesy Pinch of Yum

This recipe uses vegetable broth, almond milk, and nutritional yeast to create that signature broccoli cheese soup taste that we have become so accustomed to. With just 213 calories per serving, each bowl of this soup contains 70% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

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Slow cooker broccoli cheese soupCourtesy Well Plated

Slow cookers not only make great chilies and stews, but soups too. This no-nonsense recipe, which calls for broccoli, grated carrots, and reduced-fat cream cheese, has just 16 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Served alone or as an aperitif with a cozy autumn meal, this creamy soup throws the Panera Bread version a spanner in the works.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

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Broccoli Cheddar Zucchini SoupCourtesy Half Baked Harvest

An unusual duo, broccoli and zucchini, take center stage in this instant pot soup recipe, which takes just 30 minutes to prepare. We envision this steaming soup going well with a side of cranberry goat cheese salad or a plate of baked salmon with citrus.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

Broccoli and cauliflower soupCourtesy Well Plated

With 249 calories and 14 grams of protein per serving, this delicious broccoli cauliflower soup is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a lighter creamy soup option. Sub in vegan cheese and plant milk for an even healthier rendering.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

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Broccoli Potato SoupCourtesy of Recipe Can Eats

Made without cream, this broccoli and potato soup is a lower-calorie alternative to the high-fat versions that grace grocery store shelves. If you want to give this hearty soup a protein boost, add fried chicken, sauteed shrimp, or diced beef.

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Broccoli and kale soupCourtesy Blissful Basil

Nutritional yeast replaces cheese in this dairy-free soup that can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Get the recipe from Blissful Basil.

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Keto Broccoli Cheese SoupCourtesy Little Spice Jar

This low-carb, gluten-free broccoli soup is perfect for those who may be on a keto diet. Made with crushed carrots, fresh broccoli florets, mild cheddar cheese and a dash of cream, this recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare. It also comes with practical advice that is not to buy pre-shredded cheese. As it turns out, the starch normally found in packs of pre-shredded cheese can make your soup grainy when added.

Get the recipe from Little Spice Jar.

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Broccoli Bean SoupCourtesy With Food and Love

This filling broccoli bean soup is completely aromatic, without dairy products. Made with white beans, baby spinach, parsley, and a dash of dry white wine, this recipe only takes 25 minutes. For the full effect, garnish with a dollop of vegetable yogurt and finely chopped red onions and chives.

Get the recipe from With Food and Love.

Broccoli Lentil SoupCourtesy Show Me The Yummy

Lentil soup is a delicious option in itself. Combine it with broccoli, rust-red potatoes, and some soul-warming spices, and you have a soup that really is out of this world. One of the best parts is that it’s a perfect make-ahead recipe – once cooked, it can be kept in the freezer for up to 12 months.

Get the recipe from Show Me The Yummy.

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Miso vegetable soupCourtesy Oh My Veggies

This miso vegetable soup, which is filled with broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and baby spinach, only has 230 calories per serving. Feel free to swap out the udon noodles if you want to eat less carbohydrates.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.

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low carb cheesy broccoli soupCourtesy of oatmeal with a fork

This vegan, paleo-friendly soup recipe with mixed celery, carrots, lemon juice, and broccoli florets contains just 62 calories per serving.

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flavored broccoli soupCourtesy Veganricha

Ground cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper glow in this deliciously creamy broccoli soup recipe. We especially love that its base is made from mixed cashew nuts and non-dairy milk, which makes a perfect vegan soup.

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.

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Broccoli and fennel soupCourtesy With Food and Love

Sunflower seeds and celery leaf dukkah, a Middle Eastern spice usually made from nuts and seeds, bring this vegan soup to life. This easy-to-make recipe could become your new favorite for the fall kitchen.

Get the recipe from With Food and Love.

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Broccoli Chicken SoupCourtesy The View from Great Island

This is not an exercise – we may have just discovered your new favorite broccoli soup recipe. This parmesan chicken representation, which includes hearty ingredients like shredded roast chicken, freshly grated parmesan and broccoli crowns, turns a typical vegetable into something extraordinary. Can you believe each serving contains less than 300 calories?

Get the recipe from The View From Great Island.

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Green goddess soupCourtesy Gimme Some Oven

Green Goddess is often associated with the popular salad dressing, but in this case it’s the name of a creative broccoli soup that’s full of fresh green vegetables like baby spinach, kale, and kale.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

green winter soupCourtesy Oh My Veggies

Use an immersion blender to make this nutritious soup quickly, which takes just 40 minutes from start to finish. With 166 calories and 8 grams of protein per serving, this light but filling soup makes a great lunch or dinner.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.

Broccoli soupCourtesy Potluck Oh My Veggies

This soothing broccoli and white bean soup, which takes just minutes to prepare, is the perfect antidote for chilly winter nights. Enjoy alone or as an accompaniment to a homemade toast or wrap.

Get the recipe from Potluck at Oh My Veggies.

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Broccoli and Spinach SoupGourmande in the kitchen

Don’t let your vegetables wither in the fridge – use them in this broccoli and spinach soup recipe instead. This easy-to-make soup is also made with chopped celery, grated garlic, diced zucchini, and green beans and takes less than half an hour.

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