Slim & Healthy Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup

      

Here’s a satisfying healthy cream of broccoli cheese soup that’s just as delicious at it is nutritious.

Filling enough to be a main course, especially when served with some whole grain bread and/or a salad, this healthy cream of broccoli cheese soup was a big hit here.

It’s super thick and creamy.

Brimming with broccoli, potatoes and cheese and pureed until smooth.

A simple one-pot meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes that your whole family will love.

Slim & Healthy Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup

Slim & Healthy Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup

I make easy healthy soups for dinner on a regular basis. They’re nourishing without being too filling.  And such a delectable easy way to boost your daily dose of vegetables too.

Even people who don’t like broccoli will like this healthy cream of broccoli cheese soup – making it a great way to get all of broccoli’s health benefits in a bowl. (It’s naturally low in calories and a great source of vitamins, minerals and fiber.)

I read recently that the French have soup for supper quite often – another French weight loss secret worth copying – I think.

You can serve this savory soup with a sprinkling of shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese, a dollop of yogurt and/or a sprinkling of sliced scallions or chopped basil.

For a quick and easy lunch or dinner on the go, why not make a big batch and then freeze it in individual portions that you can microwave as needed?

Slim & Healthy Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup
 
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A slim and healthy cream of broccoli cheese soup you and your family will love
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli
  • 3 small all-purpose potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • ¾ cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Spray a large nonstick soup pot or Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add the onion and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli, potatoes, carrot, broth and basil. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil then turn the heat to low and simmer, with the pot covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. (Or use a stick blender to puree the vegetables right in the pot.)
  5. Pour the puree back into the soup pot. Add the milk and stir occasionally until heated through.
  6. Remove pan from the heat and let cool for about 1 minute. Add the cheese and stir until it’s melted. Adjust salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Martha’s Notes
Nutritional Estimates per Serving (1/4 of recipe about 1-1/2 cups): 280 calories, 5 g fat, 40 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein, 5 WW Points, 7 WW Points+ I used 1 can of evaporated skim milk and 1-1/2 cups fresh skim milk. The evaporated milk adds some richness without extra fat. If the soup seems too thick, you can thin it with a little more milk. For a chunkier soup, just puree part of the soup.

 

If you liked this Healthy Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup, Here Are a Few More Healthy Broccoli Soup Recipes

Cooking Light Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe- found at MyRecipes
Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup Recipe – found at Eating Well
Broccoli, Cheese and Potato Soup Recipe - found at Skinny Taste

 If you liked this healthy cream of broccoli cheese soup you might also like:

Curried Zucchini Soup - a simple soup that is surprisingly good
Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup – A simple basic cream of vegetable soup that can be modified lots of ways
Jamie Oliver Vegetable Soup with Beans – One of the best vegetable soups I’ve ever tasted
Skinny Potato & Leek Soup – easy, healthy and delicious with 4 WW PointsPlus Value

*PointsPlus® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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