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Broccoli and Cheese Soup – Instant Pot & Keto Friendly

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Broccoli and cheese soup is an easy and delicious recipe for a quick family weeknight dinner! Plus, you can make this recipe in the instant pot.

If you’re following the keto diet, you don’t have to give up all of the good things. There are so many good recipes that take the foods that you may have eaten before you chose to follow this diet plan and make them keto friendly.

Instant Pot Keto Broccoli and Cheese Soup

What is the Keto Diet?

If you’re new to the keto diet, you may be wondering what it is. It is a low carb, high fat diet. The diet is known to lower blood sugar and insulin levels. It also aims to shift the body’s metabolism away from carbs and toward fat and ketones. (Reference)

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What do you need to make Instant Pot Keto Friendly Broccoli and Cheese Soup?

  • Broccoli florets
  • Sweet onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Italian flat leaf parsley
  • Chicken broth
  • Coarse ground garlic salt
  • Pepper
  • Seasoned salt
  • Paprika
  • Butter
  • Half n half
  • Colby Jack cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Shredded Swiss cheese
Ingredients needed

How to make Keto Friendly Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot, and melt the butter. 

Add the chopped onion, and Saute until onion turns golden brown. 

Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

Turn off the saute setting. 

Add the chicken broth, and stir well, scraping the bottom of the pot to remove any bits of onion or garlic that may be stuck. 

Soup

Add the Broccoli, parsley, garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and Paprika, and stir all together. 

Broccoli in instant pot

Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. 

Make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’, and press the MANUAL button, and set the time for 8 minutes. 

Let the pressure build and release naturally.  When the Instant pot is done cooking, it will beep and go to OFF. 

Instant Pot Keto Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Make sure all the pressure has been released by turning the pressure valve from sealing to VENTING. 

Make sure the float valve is down, and remove the lid to the Instant Pot. 

Stir the broccoli and cheese soup, then add the half n half, Colby jack cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Swiss cheese. 

Stir well to combine all ingredients, and melt the cheese.  Allow the soup to sit for 10 minutes.  Stir again, and serve. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Keto Broccoli and Cheese Soup

An immersion blender may be used if desired, to make the broccoli and cheese soup have a more creamy texture. 

Instant Pot Keto Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Tips for Using Your Instant Pot

If you’re new to using an instant pot, you may be nervous! I can tell you that when I first got mine I was not sure how to use it correctly. I hope that these tips help you see that it isn’t challenging to use.

How To Release Pressure in the Instant Pot

There are two methods to release pressure in the Instant Pot. Depending on the recipe that you use, you may need to do the quick release or natural release.

The first method is called natural release. This means that if you leave the instant pot after it has completed the cooking cycle, the pressure will naturally release on its own without a need to touch the venting knob.

This method is commonly used when something needs to continue cooking as it does take more time.

The broccoli and cheese soup needs a little time to naturally release.

How To Quick Release Instant Pot

For this soup, I recommend the natural release, but if you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry you can use the quick release after about 5 minutes of natural release.

To quick release your Instant Pot, first grab an oven mitt or kitchen towel to protect your hand as the steam can burn you. Make sure that your kids are away from the top of the Instant Pot as well.

Quick release makes the pressure drop very quickly and the steam will escape the vent at the top in seconds versus minutes with the natural release.

Instant Pot Keto Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Once you’ve done the quick release, you can remove the lid of your instant pot. If you have trouble removing it, try letting it release more pressure before doing so!

Can I Freeze this Broccoli and Cheese soup?

You absolutely can freeze this broccoli and cheese soup! It is super simple to do so, too! Cook it as normal in the instant pot and allow it to cool down. Transfer to a freezer safe container (like this one) and freeze.

Instant Pot Keto Broccoli and Cheese Soup

To thaw this broccoli and cheese soup, remove from the freezer and either place into a bowl of water for a quicker defrost or just allow it to sit on the counter. Once you can easily remove the soup from the container, you can reheat on the stovetop (recommended) or in the microwave.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup - Instant Pot & Keto Friendly
Yield: 6- 8 ounce servings

Broccoli and Cheese Soup - Instant Pot & Keto Friendly

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This keto friendly broccoli and cheese soup is easy to make in your instant pot and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of Broccoli florets
  • 1 large sweet onion - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley - finely minced
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon of coarse ground garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of seasoned pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • AFTER SOUP IS COOKED:
  • 2 cups of half n half
  • 4 cups of Colby Jack cheese - shredded
  • 2 cups of Parmesan cheese - shredded
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot, and melt the butter.
  2. Add the chopped onion, and Saute until onion turns golden brown.
  3. Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Turn off the saute setting.
  5. Add the chicken broth, and stir well, scraping the bottom of the pot to remove any bits of onion or garlic that may be stuck.
  6. Add the Broccoli, parsley, garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and Paprika, and stir all together.
  7. Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. Make sure the pressure valve is set to 'SEALING', and press the MANUAL button, and set the time for 8 minutes.
  8. Let the pressure build and release naturally. When the Instant pot is done cooking, it will beep and go to OFF.
  9. Make sure all the pressure has been released by turning the pressure valve from sealing to VENTING.
  10. Make sure the float valve is down, and remove the lid to the Instant Pot.
  11. Stir the soup, then add the half n half, Colby jack cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Swiss cheese.
  12. Stir well to combine all ingredients, and melt the cheese. Allow the soup to sit for 10 minutes.
  13. Stir again, and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

An immersion blender may be used if desired, to make the soup have a more creamy texture.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 764Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 3380mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 8gSugar: 11gProtein: 45g

This N That with Olivia, occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although thisnthatwitholivia.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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kath g

Monday 1st of March 2021

That looks and sounds so good, I saved the recipe. I've never used Italian parsley before though, will have to look for it...might have to use regular parsley, hope that wouldn't alter the taste too much.

Olivia

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Another word for Italian parsley is flat leaf parsley! In this instance, though, any parsley will work. Enjoy ;)

Christine Watts

Sunday 28th of February 2021

I love trying Instant Pot recipes, and this is my favorite soup. Thank you for sharing it.

Nena Sinclair

Thursday 25th of February 2021

This looks so delicious!!

Tony Platz

Thursday 25th of February 2021

This looks so good two of my favorites combined.

megan allen

Thursday 25th of February 2021

I need an instant pot badly! This looks delish!!

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