Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of mine, this slimmed down version is so good, and it’s quick and easy to prepare.

Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of mine, this slimmed down version is so good, and it's quick and easy to prepare.
Cream of Broccoli Soup

I love making creamed soups, a few favorites are Broccoli Cheese and Potato SoupCream of Asparagus Soup and Cream of Zucchini Soup. It’s perfect for lunch with some bread on the side, or serve it for dinner with a sandwich.

Most creamed soups are loaded with cream or flour which make them high in fat and calories. To slim this cream of broccoli soup down I use the vegetables to thicken it, keeping it thick before I puree it, then add a little sour cream and cheddar. The results are rich, creamy and delicious, and so easy to make from scratch.

How To Make Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of mine, this slimmed down version is so good, and it's quick and easy to prepare.How to make broccoli soupCream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of mine, this slimmed down version is so good, and it's quick and easy to prepare.Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of mine, this slimmed down version is so good, and it's quick and easy to prepare.

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Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of mine, this slimmed down version is so good, and it's quick and easy to prepare.
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Cream of Broccoli Soup

4
Freestyle Points
150
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
CUISINE: American
Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of mine, this slimmed down version is so good, and it's quick and easy to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (2/3 cup)
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped (2/3 cup)
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 5 cups broccoli florets, 12 ounces
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream, plus optional more for garnish
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • 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 with an immersion blender.
  • Adjust black pepper to taste and heat through over medium heat, stir in the cheddar cheese and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 10.5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 19.5mg, Sodium: 796.5mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6.5g
Freestyle Points: 4
Points +: 4

Beautiful broccoli floretsTo make creamed soups without cream, use the vegetables to thicken it and puree.

Photo credit: Jess Larson