- 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1-3/4 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups frozen broccoli florets
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
- Minced fresh parsley
- In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in broccoli; return to a boil.
- In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; stir into soup. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
- Process in batches in a blender until smooth. Return to pan; heat through. Sprinkle servings with cheese and parsley. Yield: 3 servings.
Reviews for Broccoli & Cheese Potato Soup(8)
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BLAND BLAND BLAND!!! And did I say BLAND??!!! Taste of home blew it on this recipe. I agree with a previous comment that the word cheese should not be in the title. After tasting this soup by following the recipe, (yuck) I tried adding more cheese and extra salt. Still not too great so I added cayenne pepper and garlic salt to spice it up a bit. It helped and made it edible, but this recipe had gone through my shredder.....twice!!
This is a good base for a broccoli and cheese potato soup, but I made quite a few changes. In a dutch oven, I sautéed sliced carrots, diced celery and diced onions with a little olive oil with the garlic until tender. I placed the cooked vegetables on a plate and then added the water, chicken broth and potatoes to the dutch oven and cooked until potatoes were tender. I added the broccoli and cooked until it was unfrozen. I put the broccoli/potatoes in the blender and coarsely chopped. We like a little texture to our soup. Then I returned that mixture to the pot, added the cooked vegetables with the milk/flour mixture. To that I added salt and pepper, a bay leaf, dried thyme and 1/2 cup grated cheese. I will definitely make this again with the changes I made!
Boring as is (low sodium, fat, etc.)... I adjusted it a little bit, and it came out yummy! I added 1/2 cup of cheese directly into the soup before blending, and added the broccoli at the same time as the potatoes. I used low fat milk, regular chicken broth, and and extra clove of garic. A little grainy in texture but the whole family (including my one year old) enjoyed it!
This soup is the definition of BLAND. Cheese should NOT be in the title because it's only on the top as garnish. How this got a feature in the magazine, makes me question other features. Not a strong taste of broccoli and I even threw an extra cup. My husband who is not critical, said it tasted like "heated up ice-milk". I agree.
I thought this was really good - I did double the cheese and melt it right into the soup, and also used 3 3/4 c water with 3 chicken bouillon cubes.
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