Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup
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Slim & Healthy Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

This simple, lightened up cream of broccoli cheese soup is sure to please your entire family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 280
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

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
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Spray a large nonstick soup pot or Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add the onion and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. (Or use a stick blender to puree the vegetables right in the pot.)
  • Pour the puree back into the soup pot. Add the milk and stir occasionally until heated through.
  • 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.

Recipe Notes

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.
 
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *7
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *8
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *8
Nutrition Facts
Slim & Healthy Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 -1/2 cups)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 20g 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup