Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

A very nostalgic dish for me, I just had to lighten it up! Using beans adds tremendous creaminess without adding excessive amounts of cheese!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups broccoli chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups broth chicken or vegetable
  • 2/3 cup cheddar low fat
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can of white beans 15oz, drained and rinsed
  • Procedure

  • Combine all ingredients into a pot over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, and then turn down to a simmer. Cover and allow to simmer for 20–25 minutes, until all vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to puree, or blend in batches in a processor/blender.
  • Return to the pot and add an additional 1/2-1 cup of water if the soup is too thick.
  • Devour warm! Top with chives and additional cheese/broccoli if desired.
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1/2 cup
    yields 3 cups servings
    Calories: 134

    • 18g Carbs

    • 3g Fat

    • 9g Protein

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