Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Soup is one of my favorite easy things to make that is great to have on hand for lunch or dinner during the week. It’s a huge timesaver! Tonight I made one of my favorite go-to soups for us to have for lunch this week, Broccoli Cheese Soup! I love this recipe from Rachel Wilkerson. It’s a good one that I have made several times!

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You will need:
1 tsp real butter
1 cup chopped onion
Two garlic cloves, minced
3 cups of fat-free, no-sodium chicken broth
1 (16-ounce) package of frozen broccoli florets
2 and 1/2 cups 2 percent milk (I used 1%)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 ounces light processed cheese, cut into cubes

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First, chop up the onion and garlic.

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Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat and add the butter. Add the garlic and onion and saute it for about three minutes.

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Next add the broth and broccoli. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce it to medium and let it cook for ten minutes.

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Meanwhile, combine the milk and flour and stir with a whisk until it’s well-blended. Add to the broccoli mixture and cook for five minutes, stirring constantly.

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Remove from heat and stir in the cheese cubes. It will go from this…

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To this! Then you are done!

See? Simple. And you’ll have lunch for the week! A cup of this soup has about 150 calories, which is much better than ordering out at lunch and much cheaper!

Enjoy!

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6 responses to “Broccoli Cheddar Soup

  1. I love broccoli and cheddar soup but I’ve never made my own. But I’m loving the fact that this recipe only has 150 calories and is pretty inexpensive to make so I think I might have to give it a whirl! 🙂

  2. Do it! I have made it at least 6 times in the past year, it’s that good!

  3. This looks AMAZING!! totally going to try it soon. I love B&C soup but have always been so intimated to make it myself. thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  4. This looks so great I’m going to make this in the weekend.
    I kove soup in the weekends.

    btw thanks for visiting my blog!

    Gr. Rianne

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