|Warm, creamy, broccoli cheese and potato soup.|
It's a blizzard out there, the East Coast got slammed with snow and winds and even thunder and lightning in some places. Almost everything shut down here in New York and the tri-state area today.
Being snowed in, I was craving something warm, hearty and satisfying and this soup hit the spot. I don't think my photo captured how good this was. My whole family devoured it, even my one year old. Luckily, I had all the ingredients on hand so I didn't have to plow my car out to head to the store. The ultimate comfort food in a bowl.
Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1-1/4 cups • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 281.6 • Fat: 8.0 g • Carb: 33.0 g • Fiber: 5.0 g • Protein: 20.4 g
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 1/2 cups fat free chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
- 1 cup fat free milk
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced small
- salt and fresh pepper
- 4 cups (about 2 heads) broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces
- 1-1/2 cups 2% shredded sharp cheddar
- 2 slices 2% American cheese
- 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
Chop onion, carrot, celery, garlic in a chopper or mini food processor.
In a large soup pot, melt butter. Add chopped vegetables and sauté on low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
Add flour, salt and pepper to the pot and stir until smooth.
Add chicken broth, milk and potatoes and set heat to high until it comes to a boil, then cover and cook on low until potatoes are soft, about 10-15 minutes.
Add broccoli florets, parmesan cheese, and stir well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Cook uncovered until broccoli is cooked, about 5 minutes. Add cheddar and American cheese, stir well and remove from heat.
Using an immersion blender, quickly blend part of the soup for a quick second or two. If you don't have an immersion blender, remove about 1-2 cups of potatoes and broccoli, place it in your chopper, then add it back to the soup. This helps thicken it a bit.