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Broccoli and Crab Bisque

 Broccoli and Crab Bisque
Since our son is a broccoli grower, our friends keep supplying us with recipes using broccoli. To this family favorite, add a tossed salad, rolls, fruit and cookies, and you have an easy but delicious supper full of nutrition. —Dorothy Child, Malone, New York
5 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced leeks (white part only)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen crabmeat, thawed, drained and flaked

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook the leeks, mushrooms, broccoli and garlic
  • in butter until broccoli is crisp-tender. Stir in flour and
  • seasonings until blended. Gradually add broth and cream.
  • Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add cheese; stir until melted. Add crab; heat through but do not
  • boil. Discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 303 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 674 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.