Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup


Using frozen broccoli and light processed cheese makes this a fast anytime soup with a creamy, satisfying texture. It reheats well too, so take it or pack it for lunch!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
PER SERVING

Calories: 203
Fat: 6.3g
Saturated fat: 4g
 Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
Protein: 15.6g
Carbohydrate: 21.7g
Fiber: 2.9g
Cholesterol: 24mg
Iron: 1.2mg
Sodium: 897mg
Calcium: 385mg


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Ingredients

Cooking spray
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (16-ounce) package frozen broccoli florets
2½ cups 2% reduced-fat milk
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces light processed cheese, cubed (Velveeta Light) 

PREPARATION
1. Coat a large nonstick saucepan with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.
3. Add broth and broccoli. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes.
4. In a small bowl, combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add milk mixture to broccoli mixture and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in pepper.
5. Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until cheese melts.
6. Place ⅓ of the soup in a blender or food processor (or use an immersion blender), and process until smooth. Stir into remaining soup in saucepan and serve.
5. Place whipping cream in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form.

Serves 6 (½ cup each)








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