Apr 13, 2008

Cream of Broccoli Soup



Cream of broccoli is a favorite of mine, but when you order this out, it's loaded with fat.  This slimmed down version is quick and easy to prepare. When I make this, everyone asks for more.



Cream of Broccoli Soup
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 184.9 • Fat: 7.9 g • Protein: 11.3 g • Carb: 20.6 g • Fiber: 7.4 g 


Ingredients:
  • 3 15 oz cans fat free chicken broth (vegetable broth for vegetarians)
  • 1/2 cup milk (2 percent)
  • 2 tbsp low fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 5 cups broccoli florets (head of 2 large bunches)
  • ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

In a medium sized stock pot, bring chicken broth, onions, carrots, garlic, and celery to a boil. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Add broccoli, milk and pepper and cook, covered, 10 more minutes. Add sour cream and puree soup. Adjust pepper to taste and heat through over medium heat. Add cheddar cheese and serve.

35 comments :

  1. I am so gladd I found this site - now if you look at what I cook, you will see why DD started witght watchers 3 weeks ago! I have been trying to cook lighter versions of what I am cooking for her, but your site will be great for me and her!

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  2. This sounds good. I've made the broccoli cheese soup. I may have to try this one as well! Thanks for the recipe. I will bookmark you & return!

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  3. Just made it tonight it was delicious! Love your blog!

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  4. Do you think I could sub the 2% milk for low fat buttermilk and get the same result? I've got buttermilk in the fridge that needs to be consumed!

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  5. @ Sarah, I'm really not sure how that would taste. I've never used buttermilk in my soup.

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  6. Hi Gina -- What is the serving size, please? Thanks!

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  7. This looks great. Can you give me the new points plus? So glad I found this site!

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  8. Hi Gina,
    I use your site quite often and love it! Just wondering if could please add the Point Plus value for this soup? It sounds so good and I would love to try it!
    Thank You!

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  9. Hi Gina - how does this taste without the cheese? Love your website!

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  10. Have you ever tried freezing this soup? I'm trying to make healthy meals ahead of time, but I'm not sure how a creamy soup would freeze...

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  11. I've had success freezing all my soups.

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  12. I was wondering something. I put all of the ingredients into the recipe builder on the WW website and it says that it is only 3 pts per serving. I was wondering what you know that it doesn't. Thanks!!

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  13. This was so good! Thanks. I did use skim milk b/c that's all we have and even left the cheese out. Yummy!

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  14. I just made this. It turned out amazing. I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I'll definitely make it again!

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  15. What size for the fat free chicken broth cans?

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  16. OH MY GOSH! This is such a yummy soup! I will definitely be making it again. Even my picky husband liked it!

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  17. I also am curious about what size cans for the fat free chicken broth.

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  18. Excellent! But I agree--it came up as 3 points for me!

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  19. Hi, I made this soup today and forgot the cheese but had put a couple of parmesan cheese rinds in to the soup. It was very tasty and good but I am questioning the WW points. I found the whole recipe was only 7 WW pts and I used lo salt chicken broth in the box. I found that 1 & 1/2 cups was only 2 ww pt not 5. How does this differ from the recipe? Curious.

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  20. Mine also comes up as 2pts...??? If you can please explain difference lol would love to figure it out .... Also I love your site... Keep up the great work

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  21. Hi Gina,
    Found your website a week ago and I have it in a tab always open in my browser.

    So, this is the third soup of yours I tried. First the cream of zucchini, then the carrot and ginger and finally the broccoli today.

    I twicked them a little bit in the way that I used 3%fat natural yoghurt instead of sour cream and in today's soup I didn't put any milk, nor cheese and all of them still came out amazing.

    Keep the creams/soups of vegetables coming because your recipes are just great!!!!

    Sara

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  22. Great soup! I had a bunch of broccoli I needed to use up and thought of soup - and came on over to Skinnytaste to find a lightened up version. Of course I found this recipe and it turned out delish, as I expected. I was excited to get to use the veggie stock I made and froze recently. I also threw in some chopped mild green chiles for a little kick. As someone else suggested, I used yogurt instead of sour cream. Thanks Gina! You're amazing!

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  23. The recipe says 1 celery. Do you mean a whole celery bunch, or one stalk? Sorry, a little confused.

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  24. I tried it today along with 4 other recipes of yours, and I must say that Im in love :) Thank you Gina. Kia

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  25. Easy, fresh, great flavor, I love it.

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  26. I bought a huge bag of frozen broccoli florets and was looking for a soup to use them in, so this recipe was perfect! I replaced the sour cream with plain greek yogurt which is what I had on hand. Finally I used low sodium chicken broth and because of that, next time I will season it a little with salt since I didn't have the cheddar on hand either. Can't wait to try another one.

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  27. I've made this so often!!! Extremely yummy and I've even added other veggies on hand. It's in our monthly rotation!

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  28. I love this website, and have tried many recipes. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I love this recipe. We follow all the directions...except, we don't puree it. I chop the veggies small, and we eat it like that. Super yummy, thanks again!

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  29. We made this tonight and it was delicious! Might add in a potato next time to make it more hearty.

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  30. Would this recipe work with cauliflower instead of broccoli?

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    1. She has a great cauliflower soup recipe on here

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  31. I'm sick and was craving some sort of broth-based soup so I made this tonight for dinner. It was easy and delicious. It hit the spot. Thanks Gina!

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  32. Is this freezable? Never sure when sour cream or cream cheese or cream is used ? Tnx in advance to Anyone who knows the answer

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  33. I just made this soup today, OMG!! creamy, delicious , Best Broccoli soup ever. I did not add the cheese and still perfection!! Thank you so much
    Marianne

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