Slow Cooker Light & Creamy Broccoli Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in two boels on counter with crockpot in back.  This is easy, comforting, and delicious!  With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup.  And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

This Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup is easy, comforting, and delicious!  With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup.  And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so you can feel good about eating this gluten free veggie-loaded soup! 

Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in two bowls with spoonful on counter with crockpot in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

I love just about any Creamy Soup, but Creamy Broccoli Soup is one of my favorites.  I know that often cheddar cheese is added, but I wanted to make this version a little healthier, so I left it out.  But I promise, it still has all the flavor!  You can always garnish it with a little sprinkle of shredded cheddar if you like ;).  

The slow cooker makes this soup so easy as you can cook it while you are away and then just finish it for the last hour right before serving!

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Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in a crockpot with wood spoon and raw broccoli and carrots on counter.  This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR BROCCOLI SOUP

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Prepping meals ahead can make ALL the difference!  So, here are the steps you can do the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge…

Dice the carrots and the onions.  Mince the garlic.  Cut the broccoli florets into small bite-size pieces. I also love to use the top part of the stems diced. They have great flavor and should not be wasted.  

You can store all of the vegetables in a storage bag together in the fridge until you are ready to cook the soup.

 

COOK YOUR CREAMY BROCCOLI SOUP

To the Crockpot or Slow Cooker, add the broth, onions, carrots, and broccoli.

Broccoli florets, diced carrot, and onion with broth in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Add the minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Oregano, salt, and pepper added to broccoli florets, diced carrot, and onion with broth in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Cook for 8 hours on low.

After 8 hours, transfer 2 cups to a blender and purée until smooth.

Add purée back to soup pot and mix to combine.

Broth and veggies added to blender for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Broccoli soup blended in blender for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Blended Broccoli soup add to cooked broccoli soup in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Mix 1 cup milk with 6 Tbls cornstarch and combine to make a slurry thickener. Whisk in slurry and cook on high for 1 hour.

Adding slurry thickener to Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

For the final touch, stir in 1/2 cup half n half. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

That’s it!  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in a bowl with second bowl in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

 

 

Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in two bowls on counter with crockpot in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
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Creamy Broccoli Soup

This Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup is easy, comforting, and delicious!  With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup.  And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so you can feel good about eating this gluten free veggie-loaded soup!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, Carrots, gluten free, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup onion
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 6 cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 7 Tbls Corn Starch
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup half n half

Instructions

Prep Ahead a day or 2 in advance

  1. Dice the carrots and the onions.  Mince the garlic.  Cut the broccoli florets into small bite-size pieces.  I also love to use the top part of the stems diced.  They have great flavor and should not be wasted.  

    You can store all of the vegetables in a storage bag together in the fridge until you are ready to cook the soup.

Cook the Soup

  1. To the Crockpot or Slow Cooker, add the broth, onions, carrots, and broccoli.  

    Broccoli florets, diced carrot, and onion with broth in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  2. Then add the minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
    Oregano, salt, and pepper added to broccoli florets, diced carrot, and onion with broth in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  3. Cook for 8 hours on low.

  4. After 8 hours, transfer 2 cups to a blender and purée until smooth.

    Broccoli soup blended in blender for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  5. Add purée back to soup pot and mix to combine.

    Blended Broccoli soup add to cooked broccoli soup in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  6. Mix 1 cup milk with 6 Tbls cornstarch and combine to make a slurry thickener.  Whisk in slurry and cook on high for 1 hour.

    Adding slurry thickener to Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  7. For the final touch, stir in 1/2 cup half n half.  Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

  8. Serve and Enjoy!!

    Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in two bowls on counter with crockpot in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

 

Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Gluten Free Soup

My Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup is one of the most loved recipes on Talking Meals.  So, I have revamped it to be Gluten Free!  You get all of the creamy goodness, the hearty chicken, the deep tomato flavor, and the spinach in a delicious gluten free soup!

COOK YOUR GLUTEN FREE CHICKEN TOMATO SOUP!

This gluten free soup recipe starts with white meat ground chicken.  Super lean.  But, cooked the right way, also Super Flavorful.  You want to sear the meat in a soup pot – and I mean SEAR.  Sear it so that you create  a lot of brown stuff in the pan…brown meat, with caked-on brown drippings all over the bottom and sides of the pan.  Brown = Goodness.  Brown = Flavor.  These pictures do not do ‘brown’ justice.  When you start to worry it has gotten too brown…brown it some more!  Ok, you get the picture 🙂

Next, add in the onion and garlic and cook them down with the beautifully browned meat.  Then, add in the tomato paste and oregano and mix in.  Let it cook down and get more browned!  This recipe uses tomato paste vs. tomato sauce or tomatoes because I LOVE the depth of flavor you get and the sauce is primarily creamy with this deep deep tomato flavor backdrop.  We are layering deep flavors on top of deep flavors.

Stir in the cornstarch and mix to fully combine.  Let cook another few minutes to once again…get browned.  Then add in the broth and stir until fully combine and the soup starts to thicken.

Cover and simmer on low heat for for 30 minutes, stirring every 5-7 minutes.  At the very end, stir in the spinach and turn off the heat.

I love to add a little something cool and tangy to a hot soup and a simple dollop of sour cream slightly stirred on top does the trick beautifully.

This is THE Gluten Free SOUP of Soups.  Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup.  Try it this week! 😋

Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Gluten Free Soup

This Creamy Ground Chicken & Spinach Tomato Gluten Free Soup is creamy, chunky, flavorful, and healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and cornstarch creates the amazing gluten free creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken soup, gluten free, ground chicken, healthy dinner, soup, spinach, tomato, tomato Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 683 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Ground Chicken white meat
  • 1 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Onion diced or 1 small onion
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 2 tbls Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 5 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano crushed
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream

Instructions

Prep Ahead for your Soup

  1. Dice the onion and mince the garlic.  Add the Oregano and Tomato Paste to the onion and garlic in a storage container.

  2. Set aside or store in a container in the fridge until ready to cook.  

    Note, you can also freeze this for cooking later!  Just place the chicken in a separate bag, then place the chicken bag and the other ingredient bag in the freezer for a later date.  If you freeze, you will want to make sure that you have the cornstarch, broth, and spinach available at that later date.

Cook your Soup

  1. To a preheated large soup pot, add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, then the ground chicken. Break up the meat with a spatula or spoon. Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper.
    Ground chicken in pot for this Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  2. Stir the chicken until brown on all sides. Let it get REALLY brown on the bottom of the pan, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the diced onion, minced garlic, Oregano, and tomato paste. Cook stirring so that the onion and garlic don't burn, about 3-4 minutes.

  4. Add the cornstarch to the meat and stir it in to combine. Then add the 5 cups broth to the pot and stir. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
    Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken in pot. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  5. Partially cover so steam can escape and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 5-7 minutes. The mixture will get thick and creamy.
  6. Add the spinach leaves to the pot and stir in. Test again for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
    Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach in a pot on counter with spoon and spinach leaves on counter. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  7. Garnish with sour cream and fresh ground pepper
    Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach in a pot on counter with spoon and spinach leaves on counter. It