Keto Broccoli Cheddar, What Could Be Better?
Broccoli cheddar soup has always been one of our favorite dishes at Panera. It’s offered at countless restaurants but Panera just does it right. When we first started keto, we assumed broccoli cheddar soups everywhere were safe- what could be wrong with broccoli and cheddar together? Unfortunately, that delicious, creamy consistency is usually caused in part by flour or starch. Many soups are thickened with flour or starch to achieve that smooth, thick consistency. Clam chowder is another great offender!
Fortunately, we’ve got xanthan gum to save the day! Xanthan gum is a thickener used in many low carb/keto recipes. It’s a polysaccaride produced by the bacteria Xanthomonas Camestris. The bacteria is placed in a dish with sugar and produces xanthan gum which is then dried and powdered. It’s generally safe to use, especially since the amount required to thicken most recipes is so tiny. We used 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum for the entire soup and it turned out very thick!
We love using xanthan gum to thicken sauces and soups. Our Low Carb Clam Chowder is a popular recipe that could not have been possible without our handy bag of xanthan gum!
We also love using our immersion blender. The immersion blender comes in quite handy when you’ve got a chunky soup like broccoli cheddar soup and helps you blend right in the pot! It saves you an appliance to wash and cuts down on the messy process that is transferring hot liquid from a pot to a blender and back into that pot!
Let’s make some keto broccoli cheddar soup! Leave the flours and starches at the door 🙂
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