Thursday, December 15, 2011

Low Fat Broccoli and Cheese Soup

I figured this 12 days of soups thing would take me...oh, about 12 days.  I guess I was being a little too ambitious :).

My third soup is super easy, healthy, and, might I add, so delicious. Trust me, you won't miss all the fat and calories that come with a traditional broccoli and cheese soup.

- 3 cups of broccoli, chopped
-1 small onion, diced
-3 stalks of celery, diced
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 small yellow potato {about ½ cup chopped}
-4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
-1/2 cup fat free evaporated milk
-2 ounces shredded low fat sharp cheddar {or 1/2 cup}
-olive oil, salt, and pepper

  1. In a large pot, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.  Saute the onions, celery, potato, and broccoli for about 5 minutes.  Add in the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes – until the broccoli and potatoes are soft.
  3. Remove soup from the heat and stir in the fat free evaporated milk.  Allow to cool for about 20 minutes and blend {in batches} until smooth. 
  4. Return the smooth soup to the pot and re-heat.  Stir in the cheese and taste.  Add a little salt and some pepper.


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