Broccoli Cheddar Soup

  • 160
  • 19g
  • 6g
  • 7g
    net carbs


  • 1 scoop plus 3 scoops Quest® Multi-Purpose Mix Protein Powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 61⁄4 cups broccoli florets, chopped into half-inch pieces
  • Large bowl of ice water
  • 1 cup plus 1⁄2 cup fat-free cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 4 strips turkey bacon, cut into1⁄2 -inch pieces


  1. In a small pot, heat coconut oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes, or until slightly caramelized.
  3. Add chicken broth and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer, and cover for 15 minutes, or until broth has evaporated to half, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  5. Bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil. Add broccoli and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Drain broccoli and place in ice bath for 2 minutes.
  7. Add 34 of the broccoli to a blender, and reserve the rest.
  8. Add chicken broth mixture to blender, and process for 10 seconds, or until completely combined.
  9. To the blender’s broth mixture, add 1 scoop of the Quest Protein Powder®, 1 cup of cheese, and sour cream.
  10. Blend until smooth, then add the remaining 3 scoops Quest Protein Powder®, one at a time, making sure each is fully incorporated before adding the next one.
  11. Once fully blended, pour soup into serving bowls. Top with remaining broccoli and cheese.
  12. In a separate pan, cook turkey bacon to desired crispness.
  13. Mince bacon and sprinkle on top of soup. Serve immediately.


  • 160
  • 19g
  • 6g
  • 7g
  • 2g
  • 48%

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