Cream of Broccoli Soup

Through some research on my part one of the things that I discovered, is that a lot of low fat cream of broccoli soup recipes have a potato in them. At first I wasn’t sure why, but I figured it made the soup a little richer and creamy. I decided to give it a try and see what I thought. Normally, I’d be pretty picky about my soup. I like my broccoli soup to be really cheesy and rich. This one was really delicious – and it’s so healthy! The avocado and potato really do add to the rich and creamy texture of the soup. It’s packed with broccoli and cauliflower, and just a little bit of cheese for flavor and richness. The result is a delicious soup that’s healthy and really easy to make. I think I’ll probably freeze a little for a quick meal later, but it’s so good, I’m not sure it’ll last that long!

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

A low fat option for a delicious creamy broccoli soup. It's packed with fiber and unsaturated fats. It's creamy and has just a little bit of cheese to make it feel and taste like it's the original.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs broccoli roughly chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 small potato peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese shredded
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, combine the broccoli, onion, potato, garlic, cauliflower and vegetable broth.
  • Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Meanwhile, puree the avocado.
  • Once tender, puree the vegetables with an immersion blender or work in batches to puree in a regular blender.
  • Return the pureed vegetables and stock to the pan and stir in the avocado.
  • Stir in the cheddar cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot.
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