Monday, March 26, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup

As I promised yesterday, I am sharing a new recipe that I tried last night. This recipe is from the Sparkpeople Cookbook, which was a Christmas gift to me from my grandma.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Servings: 4
Nutrition per Serving: 178 calories, 4.6 fat, 23.5 carbs, 10 protein


2 tsp unsalted butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 large head of broccoli, florets separated from stalks (about 4 cups)
1 large russet potato, peeled and diced
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup fat free evaporated milk
1 tsp pepper
1/4 cup cheddar cheese


1. Place a large saucepan over moderate heat. Add butter and cook until melted. Add the onions, reduce heat to low, and cook until onions are tender, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add the broccoli, potato, and brother; stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.

3. Uncover the soup and remove from heat. Puree with an immersion blender, or carefully transfer the soup to a blender or food processor to puree, then return the soup to the saucepan.

4. Stir in the evaporated milk, season with pepper, and add 2 tablespoons of the cheese to the soup. Simmer for 1 minute. Serve hot, garnished with the remaining cheese. Enjoy!

I enjoyed this soup, however, I don't think that I will be making this often. My husband wasn't as much of a fan of it as I was. I think that he will enjoy tonight's dinner much more. I made White Chicken Chili for the first time and it was super simple and very delicious! I'll share that recipe with you all, tomorrow.

Have you tried any new recipes lately that you just need to share? If so, share it! I love trying new recipes and I definitely need to try new recipes to meet my quota for my 25 by 25 list!

1 comment:

  1. You are doing good, keep doing what you are doing and now you can exercise more because the weather is better and you can get out and do yard work and take more walks. Good luck and keep enjoying life.