Back to Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Print Options

 
 
 Print

Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Soup Recipe

Healthy chunks of broccoli are paired with the tangy taste of cheddar cheese in this hearty soup from Jean Komlos, Plymouth, Michigan. A dash of nutmeg and a splash of sherry add pizzazz to a kitchen classic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, coarsely chopped (4 cups)
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sherry, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Dash paprika

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Place broccoli in a steamer basket over water. Cover and steam for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, combine the cornstarch, milk and broth until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Stir in the butter, sherry if desired, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Reduce heat. Add cheese and broccoli; heat just until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 203 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 873 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.