Thursday, May 15, 2014

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I'm a huge fan of broccoli and cheddar Soup. I've love the Broccoli Cheese Soup at Panera and I've even had my fair share of it at Subway. It became one of my favorite comfort foods last winter and I couldn't seem to get enough of it. However, I can honestly say that I had no idea how much fat was in my beloved soup, but I guess that's why it tastes so great!

If you're looking for a lighter version of broccoli and cheddar Soup for your dinner or to serve as an appetizer, you need to try this recipe! It's very easy to make, delicious, and you will have fresh hot soup on your table in less than 30 minutes.

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Makes 4 servings


3 cups unsalted vegetable stock
4 cups broccoli florets, coarsely chopped
1 cup diced yellow onion
1 chopped carrot
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 + 1/8 cup fat free half-and-half
4 ounces shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese


Combine the first seven ingredients in a large saucepan on high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the broccoli is tender. Turn off the heat and with an immersion blender, blend the soup until it's creamy. If you don't have a hand blender, use a regular blender. Once the soup is blended, return it to the pan. Stir in the half-and-half and cheese. You will not need to turn the stove back on, as there will be enough residual heat to melt the cheese. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. As a fellow Broccoli Cheese Soup fan, this looks incredible!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!


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