Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Broccoli is an all-star food with many health benefits. While low in calories, broccoli is rich in many essential vitamins and minerals, in addition to fibre. Cream of Broccoli is a favourite of ours, but when you order this in a restaurant, it’s loaded with fat. Today we have two slimmed down Cream of Broccoli recipes that are quick and easy to prepare.

 

Ingredients

  • 3 x 15 oz cans fat free chicken broth (vegetable broth for vegetarians)
  • 1/2 cup milk (2 percent)
  • 2 tbsp low fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 5 cups broccoli florets (head of 2 large bunches)
  • ground black pepper to taste

 

Method

  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.

Serves 4 – Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 185, Fat: 8g, Protein: 11g, Carbohydrate: 20g, Fibre: 7g