Easy Cream Of Broccoli Soup

This cream of broccoli soup is a shockingly easy and delicious soup.  It’s ready in just 25 minutes and is so flavorful, you wont even believe it doesn’t have cream.  So simple, yet so yummy!

Easy Cream Of Broccoli Soup | Vegetarian, delicious and cream-free - this is a healthy and easy cream of broccoli soup! | A Sweet Pea Chef

If you’re like me, you usually have at least a head or two of fresh broccoli sitting in your fridge.  Broccoli is amazingly easy to cook, roast, stir fry, and is also delicious and kid-friendly.

Hence the constant broccoli taking up residence in my lower left-hand refrigerator veggie drawer.  It’s a perfect clean eating staple.

Chopped fresh raw broccoli florets, ready to cook to make the easy cream of broccoli soup.Raw vegetables and ingredients in stock pot, ready to cook in order to make the cream of broccoli soup.

Then, one day, it was cold outside and I wanted soup.  A creamy, satisfying, and healthy soup.

So, I looked into the fridge and found crickets.

Eww…not literally… I mean I looked and there wasn’t anything that looked like I could turn it into a soup.

You get I didn’t actually see crickets in my fridge, right?  I sure hope so.  Because that would be just not right.

I opened my lower left-hand drawer and, sure enough, saw the broccoli and decided to go for it.

I mean, why not?  Broccoli is good.  Soup is good.  Let’s do this!

All I needed was a couple carrots, a half and onion, and a few other easy refrigerator staples and I was set.

Two bowls of cream of broccoli soup topped with a dollop of plain greek yogurt, ready to eat. Single bowl of easy cream of broccoli soup, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese, and ready to eat.

I was gonna make me some tasty easy HEALTHY cream of broccoli soup, baby!

Yes, I get excited by such things.  It’s my thing.

Speaking of my thing, I also wanted the broccoli soup to be healthy so I replaced any heavy cream with plain greek yogurt plus a small touch of grated parmesan.

The greek yogurt is amazing in this recipe – it rounds out the flavors and makes it a richer, creamier broccoli soup – you don’t even miss any cream.

How To Freeze Cream of Broccoli Soup

This recipe will keep nicely in the fridge for 4-5 days and reheats well.  But, if you’re looking to freeze this soup, here are some tips.

  • Allow to cool completely before freezing.
  • Freeze in covered airtight containers or gallon freezer bags.
  • To prevent the soup from curdling (because of the yogurt), stir well and frequently when reheating.

Bowl of cream of broccoli soup with a raw broccoli floret next to it, hot and ready to eat.

How To Make Cream Of Broccoli Soup Vegan

This recipe uses parmesan cheese and plain greek yogurt, but it can easily be made into a vegan cream of broccoli soup.  Instead of parmesan cheese, you can use nutritional yeast or just omit entirely.  Instead of the greek yogurt, you can either omit entirely or use a plain non-dairy yogurt or nut milk to make the texture a little creamier.

How To Make Cream of Broccoli Soup Healthy

We’ve probably all had the canned version of cream of broccoli.  It’s creamy.  It’s smooth.  It’s loaded with salt, cream, and unnecessary fats.  The good news is that it’s super easy to make a DELICIOUS smooth, creamy, and flavorful cream of broccoli soup at home, and in just 25 minutes.  To make this soup healthy, we start with fresh veggies for lots of flavor and nutrients.

We also get the creamy, smooth texture by blending everything together in the pot — including the broccoli, carrots, and onions. Pureed, this creates a deliciously smooth texture that doesn’t need any cream.  We use low sodium vegetable broth (or chicken broth, if not vegetarian or vegan) instead of heavy cream.

Finally, to add a touch of tartness and creamy texture, we add some plain greek yogurt.  This adds protein to the soup plus several other nutritional benefits to the soup. This cream of broccoli might taste indulgent and filling, but it’s a great healthy soup recipe for sure.

Easy Cream Of Broccoli Soup

5 from 3 votes
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Easy Cream Of Broccoli Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This cream of broccoli soup is a shockingly easy and delicious soup.  It's ready in just 25 minutes and is so flavorful, you wont even believe it doesn't have cream.  So simple, yet so yummy!

Categories: Clean Eating, Healthy, Soup
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: cream of broccoli soup, cream of broccoli soup recipe, creamy broccoli soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 heads broccoli crowns (roughly 8 cups), chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (can also use chicken stock if not vegetarian/vegan)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated (can use nutritional yeast, if vegan)
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (can use non-dairy yogurt, if vegan)
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep stock pot over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the onion and carrot and cook until tender, about 4-6 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli, vegetable broth, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese and cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes, or until broccoli is completely tender.
  4. Use an immersion blender (or a kitchen blender, in batches) to completely puree the broccoli soup mixture.

  5. Once pureed, add the greek yogurt and stir to incorporate.
  6. Heat through before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Cream Of Broccoli Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.6g9%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Cholesterol 2.4mg1%
Sodium 738.8mg31%
Carbohydrates 25.6g9%
Fiber 9.2g37%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 10.4g21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey there! I’m Lacey Baier and I’d like to welcome you! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, as well as cleanish, my clean-eating supplement brand. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

8 thoughts on “Easy Cream Of Broccoli Soup

  1. 5 stars
    I gave this recipe a try over the weekend and my family and I loved it! I added some sugar-snap peas, fresh parsley and Mexican oregano into the mix. The peas added a wonderful sweetness and the parsley and oregano helped evoke some welcome herbaceous notes. A few squeezes of fresh lemon juice worked wonders as well. Love the use of Greek yogurt in place of cream. Thank you for the inspiration to make a healthy, home cooked meal we could all enjoy.

  2. The recipe says 1 gram is a serving? I’d love to make this but need to know serving size… 1 cup? 2 cups? Thanks for your help.

  3. Broccoli is my favorite and if I can even get the cream of it. I can’t get anything better than this feeling so yummy just by staring at the pictures

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious! I made some small changes: I used 5 cups of stock instead of 3 and a whole onion instead of half, I only put in one carrot, and added a potato and two cloves of garlic. Also I added the parmesan with the yoghurt at the end instead of earlier. This was so good!

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