This paleo broccoli soup is a healthy version of the classic cream of broccoli soup—but with no cream. It's low carb, keto, Whole30, and gluten-free with dairy-free and vegan options.
I love soup. There's nothing better than a great, big pot of soup simmering away on a cold day. It makes the house smell wonderful. It warms you up and warms your soul.
But some days I don't have time for a long-cooking soup. This is one of my favorite quick and easy soup recipes—creamy paleo broccoli soup in just 15 minutes using 5 pantry ingredients. The recipe is deceptively simple, but it makes a rich and creamy broccoli soup with a hint of garlic.
Easy Broccoli Soup Recipe
The secret to making this soup so quick and easy is frozen broccoli. Yes, that's right, just pull it out of the freezer and put it in a pan with some stock and garlic. Then puree it in the blender. If you have one, a high power blender, like a Vitamix, makes this easy pureed broccoli soup velvety smooth. If not, you can use a regular blender, immersion blender, or even a food processor for a more rustic texture.
The ghee adds a buttery flavor reminiscent of traditional cream soups. But if you are looking for a completely dairy-free version of this paleo broccoli soup, you can easily swap out the ghee. I included the ghee mostly for flavor, so be sure to substitute with a fat or oil that will enhance the flavor of the broccoli. Olive oil, coconut oil, or bacon fat would all be good. And a drizzle of flavored oil also makes a great garnish.
For a dairy-free cream of broccoli soup option, you can substitute coconut milk for part of the stock. Replacing about half a cup of the chicken or vegetable broth with coconut milk will make it extra creamy.