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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 171.0
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.7 mg
  • Sodium: 2,110.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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Cream of Broccoli Soup IV

Submitted by: VALSHOTZ

Introduction

I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I adapted from this link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cream-of-Broc
coli-Soup-IV/Detail.aspx -

My husband and I thought it came out very well, but of course everyone has his or her opinion on what's good and what's not. Enjoy!
I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I adapted from this link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cream-of-Broc
coli-Soup-IV/Detail.aspx -

My husband and I thought it came out very well, but of course everyone has his or her opinion on what's good and what's not. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
    5 cloves garlic
    1/4 cup chopped white onion
    1 1/4 cups chicken broth
    3 Tbsp Smart Balance Buttery Spread Light Original With Flax
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    3 cups skim milk
    1 Tbsp salt
    1/2 Tbsp pepper

Directions

Steam about 4 cups of chopped fresh broccoli in the microwave. (Put raw broccoli in a microwave-safe dish, cover with Saran Wrap, leaving a corner loose so the dish can vent. Microwave about 6 minutes, or until broccoli is tender. BE CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING THE SARAN WRAP! Lots of steam will escape and you could seriously burn yourself! Trust me, I speak from experience! You want to have 2 1/2 cups of broccoli after it's been steamed.)

In a food processor, puree 1 1/2 cup steamed broccoli, garlic, and 1/4 cup chicken broth.

(NOTE: I used roasted garlic cloves, not raw garlic. Pluck off 5 cloves of garlic (do not peel), brush with olive oil and roast in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until tender.)

In a stock pot over medium heat, saute onions for a minute or two (before they start to burn). Melt the Buttery Spread. Add the flour, and whisk until mixture thickens and starts to brown.

Slowly add remaining 1 cup chicken broth and milk, stirring often. Allow mixture to thicken, about 5 minutes. Then add the pureed broccoli mixture and the remaining 1 cup steamed broccoli. Heat through, and allow to thicken for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Top with 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, if desired (not accounted for in recipe nutrition calculations).

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VALSHOTZ.






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