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!

 

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