Whether you are just starting your keto journey or you’re a vet looking to add some new recipes to your cookbook, you’re in the right place!
In case you’re a beginner, the keto diet is a low-carb diet that’s high in fat. By significantly reducing carbohydrate intake, it puts the body into a ketosis metabolic state, making it very efficient at burning fat for energy. This is an excellent program for losing weight, and it may lower the risks and effects of many health issues, including heart disease, blood sugar levels, and acne.
Replacing carbs like pasta and potatoes can be daunting, especially if you are used to eating them regularly. That is why we have reworked some classic soup favorites and made them fit your keto diet! Give them a try! They are extra healthy and delicious. Who’s in?
Mexican Chicken Soup
This soup combines classic Mexican flavors and makes a fantastic low carb medley you won’t forget! May we suggest adding a little avocado to take it to the next level?
This recipe is simple and fast! Here’s how it’s prepared:
- 1 cup of chopped yellow pepper
- 1 cup of salsa
- 1 carton of low sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of low sodium taco seasoning
- 1lb of boneless, skinless chicken breast
Firstly, heat the oil and cook the chicken until there is no longer pink. In the same pan, cook peppers until soft. Add in the taco seasoning. Next, add salsa, and broth and bring it to a boil, reduce it to a simmer, and cook for five minutes uncovered to blend in all of those lovely bold flavors.
Tasty-Italian Vegetable Soup
This Italian soup is bursting with flavor and will be a marvelous addition to your keto recipe list. It’s hardy, but low carb and will have you going back for seconds and thirds!
Get started now:
- 1lb Italian sausage
- 1 sliced, medium onion
- 1.5 cups water
- 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
- 14.5 oz of beef broth
- Zucchini cut into ¼ inch slices-2
- ½ tsp of dry basil
- Grated Parmesan cheese
Cook the sausage and onion over medium until there isn’t any pink left then drain. Add the water, basil, broth, tomatoes, and zucchini. Bring everything to a boil.
Reduce heat and let it simmer until the zucchini is soft enough for your liking. This dish will warm you up quickly. Enjoy!
Turkey Sausage, Butternut Squash & Kale Soup
On crisp fall evenings, this is the kind of soup that warms our hearts. Or have it whenever you are craving a delicious, healthy soup! It is just as flavorful as it sounds, and the best part is it fulfills all your keto needs.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- ½ cup of parmesan cheese
- 1 bunch of kale, trim it and chop it
- 1 package of Italian turkey sausage links (casings removed)
- A medium butternut squash peeled and cubed (approx. 3lbs)
- 2 cartons of chicken broth
First, cook the sausage in a stockpot over medium--breaking it into nice little crumbles. This takes about 8-10 minutes. Add your broth and squash, and bring it to a boil. Stir in the kale while allowing it to wilt intermittently. Bring to a boil again, then reduce to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes and top it with cheese!
Tuscan Cauliflower Soup
This delicious soup recipe will leave your mouth wanting more and more. A traditional Tuscan soup is rich, hardy, and savory! Using cauliflower for a keto version does not sacrifice any flavor, so you can experience the taste you love without breaking your diet.
- 4 cups fresh cauliflowers (about 14 ounces)
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 lb bacon, stripped, cooked, and crumbled
This recipe requires a large saucepan. Add the chicken broth, garlic, onions, and cauliflower. Bring it all to a boil then let it simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender. Remove as much of the stem as possible for the cauliflower. The head of the cauliflower contains the best flavor!
While everything is simmering, start cooking your mushrooms and sausage without its casing. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
Once the cauliflower is tender, add mushrooms and sausage to the mixture.
Return to a boil, then reduce heat. Let everything simmer for 5 minutes. Next, you can add in the spinach and heavy cream.
Heat it, top with bacon, and enjoy this warm soup and comforting soup!
Cheesy Broccoli Soup
It’s cheesy, creamy, and simply perfect. This recipe tastes similar to the one found at Panera Bread, which...yes, please.
Broccoli cheddar soup is top five on everyone’s list! This creamy recipe has a few more steps than other soups on this list, but the result is worth every second.
- 1/4 cubed cup butter
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 4 cups freshly cut broccoli florets
- 1 finely chopped large carrot
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- ½ tsp xanthan gum
- 1/4 cup water additional chicken stock is optional
- 2-1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- *Optional to add bacon nutmeg and additional cheddar cheese
Heat butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add garlic and onion and saute until soft—approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Add carrot, stock, broccoli, cream, and all seasonings. Stir.
Bring everything to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes.
Combine water and xanthan gum and blend until smooth. Add the mixture to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook until the soup is thickened, stirring occasionally. This takes about 1 to 2 minutes.
Take out the bay leaves, then add cheese until fully melted.
If desired, top with optional items, then you are ready to serve!
Tomato Green Bean Soup
With its bold colors and flavors, this green bean and tomato soup is a complete meal in itself! Although fresh, homegrown produce is preferred whenever possible, frozen beans and canned tomatoes work just fine for this recipe.
This recipe is simple, and the ingredients may already be in your refrigerator!
- 1 cup onion diced
- 2 tsp butter
- 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces (fresh)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 cups freshly diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh basil (minced) or 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Saute the onion in butter for about 5 minutes, then stir in the garlic, beans, and broth, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Once your vegetables are tender, you are ready to serve!
Moroccan Cauliflower and Almond Soup
This slow cooker Moroccan soup recipe is extra creamy and delicious. Here’s the best part; it’s healthy and vegan! Bet you didn’t see that coming.
Here’s what you need:
- A large cauliflower head broken into florets
- 6 cups of vegetable stock
- ¾ cup sliced almonds--toasted and divided
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp of minced cilantro (fresh)
- 1-3 tsp of hot pepper sauce or harissa chili paste
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- ½ tsp ground pepper
- 1tsp of good ole salt
Place a ½ cup of cilantro and a ½ cup of almonds, and all other ingredients in a slow cooker and cook covered on low until the cauliflower is tender (6-8) hours. Puree it in an immersion blender or--when cooled--a regular blender. Garnish with the remaining cilantro and almonds if you’d like!
Tomato Spinach Soup
This tastes like a soup that you’d find at a high-end restaurant--seriously. The recipe is packed full of flavor and is a breeze to make, so let’s get to it:
- 2 yellow onions-cubed, large
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1-quart water
- 28 oz diced tomatoes-don’t drain
- 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms
- 4 beef bouillon cubes
- ¾ tsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp dried basil
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- 4 cups spinach leaves-loosely packed
- Grated parmesan cheese (or cheddar)
In a dutch oven, saute onions over medium in oil for 10 minutes. Add everything except the spinach and cheese, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for a half-hour. Stir in the spinach, simmer for 3-5 minutes, and garnish with cheese! Yes, please.
Cheddar Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower is a fantastic substitute for those on a keto diet. It’s just so good at holding flavors!
You will be grabbing for a second helping of this soon to be family favorite. The leeks and Worcestershire sauce give a subtle savory taste, while the creaminess of the cheddar cheese is to die for!
The flavors blend perfectly, and this recipe will be one you will always want in your keto cookbook.
Cooking the soup involves boiling, simmering, and blending. For a dish so indulgent, it’s so easy. Make sure you get the specifics before you begin.
Simply Elegant Tomato Soup
If you’ve been can-bound in the tomato soup arena so far in life, you’re in for a huge treat. This rich and velvety soup will make you wish you made the switch years ago!
You only need six ingredients for this beauty:
- 4lbs of tomatoes (approx. 10 medium-sized)
- 3 tbsp of minced chives
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 1tsp of salt
- ½ tsp of pepper
- 2 cups of heavy cream
First, you’ll bring eight cups of water to a rolling boil. Place one tomato at a time in the boiling water for 30-60 seconds, then instantly submerge it in ice water. Peel, quarter, and deseed them afterward.
In a separate pan, melt butter and add tomato, 2 tbsp of chives, salt, and pepper. Boil then simmer uncovered for 6-7 minutes.
Let the soup cool then blend. Return to the pan to warm, and garnish with the rest of the chives. Voila! That’s it!
Mushroom & Broccoli Soup
This is the perfect recipe for mushroom and broccoli lovers. To be honest, anyone who loves light and earthy soup will love this recipe!
- 2 celery ribs-chop finely
- 2 medium carrots-chop finely
- 1 broccoli bunch-cut into bite-sized pieces; peel + chop stalks
- 1/2lb fresh sliced mushrooms
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 32 oz vegetable broth
- ¼ cup chopped onion-finely
- 1 clove of garlic
Just imagining these flavors combined should be tempting enough to give this soup a try! The rest of the recipe involves softening the mushrooms, adding everything else in, boiling, simmering, and pureeing. In just about an hour, this recipe is ready to enjoy!
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Artichoke Tomato Bisque
This tomato bisque could and should win an award! It pairs roasted red sweet peppers with tomatoes in an herby, creamy soup. Although you technically could eat it as a meal, of course, a lot of people love to serve this as an appetizer or a side dish.
Here is everything you need to know about making this delicious keto soup and home!
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 jar roasted sweet red peppers (drained)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- 1 tsp each of oregano, dried thyme and basil
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 can ounces chicken broth (14.5 oz)
- 1 can vegetable broth (14.5 oz)
- 1 can water-packed artichoke hearts (14 ounces) drained, rinsed, and chopped
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 Tbsp sherry
- 2 Tbsp minced fresh cilantro. Can substitute with 2 teaspoons dried cilantro flakes
- 1 Tbsp xanthan gum
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/2 tsp Creole seasoning
- 1/8 tsp pepper
In a blender, combine tomatoes and peppers until the mixture is smooth.
Saute onions, garlic, thyme, basil and oregano with the butter and olive oil in a large saucepan. Cook until onions are soft and tender.
Add tomato and peppers mixture, artichokes, cilantro, sherry, milk, cream, and broths to the saucepan. Simmer and cook for 10-12 minutes.
Combine xanthan gum and water in a small bowl, then whisk until well blended. Slowly add to the saucepan and cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring.
Lastly, add your creole seasoning and pepper, and enjoy!
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Which recipe did you try on the list?