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Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Soup

 Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Soup
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.
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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,

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Nutritional Facts: 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.