Broccoli Cheese Soup for 2 Recipe
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Broccoli Cheese Soup for 2 Recipe

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“When my husband and I visit fresh food stands, we often come home with more veggies than we can eat. This is a great way to use up broccoli,” says Marge Hill of Glenside, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Dash pepper
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-sodium broth) equals 232 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 578 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, saute onion and garlic until tender. Stir in flour until blended; cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Add the broccoli, tarragon, thyme and pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Add milk; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  3. In a blender, process soup until smooth. Return to pan and heat through (do not boil). Stir in 1/2 cup of cheese until melted. Sprinkle servings with remaining cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Cheese Soup in Cooking for 2 Spring 2009, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with reduced-sodium broth) equals 232 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 578 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2009

Very good! It was a bit thick so Im going to try adding more chicken broth (1 1/2 cups maybe) but I would defiantly recommended this recipe! I paired it with a BLT for a nice, light winter dinner.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

This is a delicious soup and VERY easy preparation. I doubled the recipe and had a bowl for lunch for 4 days!

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