Creamy Broccoli Chowder – comfort in a bowl.



This chowder is one that I turn to a lot, especially when I want a soothing and substantial meal. You can swap the broccoli for any other vegetable.  The cheese is optional and gives a completely different taste.  The carbs come from the garden vegetables and it’s the perfect soup to add some unflavored protein powder to, to up the grams.

Put together some grilled deli turkey and avocado sandwiches for your family (roll up a slice of turkey around a wedge of avocado for yourself) and there’s your complete meal.



3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 sweet onion, diced
2 carrots, shredded
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups 2% milk
One 15-ounce can chicken broth
5-6 cups chopped broccoli
1 1/2 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

In a large stockpot heat oil and butter over medium-low. Add onion and carrots and let simmer 15 minutes. Add flour, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper.  Stir in milk, chicken broth, and broccoli. Simmer over low heat for about 1-1/1/2 hours, stirring frequently. Add cheese just before serving, if using. Makes approx 10 1-cup servings.

Per Serving: Calories 199; Protein 4 g; Fat 8 g; Carbs 20 g; Sugar 5 g; Sodium 249 mg

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Yum!! Looks like just the right, warm/stick to my ribs goodness we need for lunch! Thank you so much for posting all these wonderful Low carb recipes! You have never let us down!!

    Luv ya, Sis!

  2. marci says:

    Hi Linda….have the onions and carrots simmering now…whenever i make this i think of you! Hope you are well!!! 🙂

    1. Linda says:

      Thanks, Marci!!! Haven’t seen you for awhile, but I often wonder how my littlest deviled egg fan is!!

  3. HnB4life says:

    Yumm-thanks for this recipe-just in time for the cold weather 🙂

  4. Made this last night, what a hit! Blogging about it right now!


  5. Molly says:

    I made this tonight and it was great! I just wish I had doubled it!

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