Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.29.14

Cheese Broccoli Soup

Cheese Broccoli Soup

Broccoli is disguised in this nutritious creamy cheesy soup.

This soup is hearty and healthy. Broccoli is not only a good source of Vitamin C and beta carotene, it also contain nitrogen compounds called indoles, which may be protective againt certain forms of cancer. As long as veggies are cooked, enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp margarine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups canned fat-free chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 4 ounces light pasteurized processed cheese spread, cut into cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large saucepan, melt the margarine and sauté the onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Blend in the flour, stirring. Gradually add the chicken broth and then the broccoli, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the broccoli is done and the soup thickens. Add the milk, stirring and cooking over low heat until the cheese is melted and smooth. Season to taste. If you want a cheesier soup, just add extra cheese.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 135, Protein 9 g, Carbohydrate 16 g, Fat 5 g, Calories from Fat 30%, Saturated Fat 2 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Cholesterol 7 mg, Sodium 527 mg

Recipe from "Eating Well Through Cancer" by Merck.