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Broccoli and cheddar cheese soup

Recipe Information

Servings 11
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Broccoli; Cheddar Cheese
Category Dairy; Vegetables
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Soup
Cuisine American
Diet Low Calorie; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds frozen broccoli florets

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 

  • 1 cup 1% milk 

  • 4 cups (or 2 small cans) vegetable broth 

  • 3 cups water 

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 bouillon cubes (chicken - no MSG)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 

  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)

 

Directions

  • In a large Dutch oven or stock pot, saut� the chopped onions in olive oil and butter until they are soft, add 3 cloves of crushed garlic, and continue saut�ing for 2-3 more minutes.

  • Add the vegetable broth, water, bouillon cubes, and frozen broccoli.

  • Bring to a low boil with a cover on, and cook the broccoli for about 15 minutes, or until tender.

  • In a blender, puree (in small batches) the cooked broccoli and the soup broth until creamy.

  • Return all pureed soup back into the Dutch oven or stock pot, and slowly add milk and cheese.

  • Heat slowly (covered) until the cheese is melted, stirring, about 5-10 minutes.

 

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 162 cal

  • Total fat: 11g

  • Saturated fat: 6g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: <1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g

  • Cholesterol: 25mg

  • Sodium: 507mg

  • Potassium: 286mg

  • Carbohydrates: 9g

  • Fiber: 3g

  • Sugar: 3g

  • Protein: 9g