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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Low Fat Recipe

Lots of healthful broccoli in this Broccoli Cheese Soup with onion, garlic, yogurt for creaminess, chicken broth and seasoned with salt, red and black pepper. Sharp Cheddar tops it all off.

Broccoli Cheese Soup


1 quart (4 cups) water
6 cups broccoli florets
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 cans (10.5 ounce) reduced sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese

Recipe Directions

Bring 1 quart water to boil in large soup pot. Add broccoli and cook for 7 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic and saute until tender. Add broccoli and onion mixture in a blender or food processor and pulse blend into small pieces.

Combine yogurt and flour in a large saucepan and mix well with a wire whisk. Add broth and next 4 ingredients and stir well. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes or until thickened. Add broccoli mixture and 3/4 cup cheese and heat until cheese is melted. Top with remaining cheese and serve.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 10 servings
Serving Size: 12 ounces
Calories: 105; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 280mg; Carbohydrate: 9g; Protein: 9g; Dietary fiber: 2g

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