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 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. Cream of Broccoli Soup

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of broccoli soup 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.

Ingredients:

  • 4 1/4 cups fat free, low 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
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points:
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 150 calories
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Sodium: 796mg
  • Carbohydrates: 20.6g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6.5g
  • Protein: 10.5g
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