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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 230.5
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1,608.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 18.7 g

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Broccoli Soup


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Introduction

A lower-fat version of your favorite creamy broccoli soup. A lower-fat version of your favorite creamy broccoli soup.

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons margarine
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 3/4 cup chopped celery
    • 2 10 oz. packages frozen broccoli thawed enough to separate
    • 2 cups chicken broth (fat free)
    • 1 cup nonfat milk
    • 1/2 lb. processed reduced fat cheese, cubed (Velveeta)
    • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. In medium saucepan, heat the margarine. Add onion, celery and cook until wilted.



2. Add broccoli and broth. Quickly bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes.



3.Puree in blender (will need to do in two batches).



4. In the saucepan, stir together the broccoli puree, milk and cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste, and then heat. If the soup is thicker than you like, add more broth or milk and re-season.



Makes 5 servings.






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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    It was wonderful. Hubby will only eat velvetta! How can people be so rude to give low ratings when they have changed the original recipe so much it is not the same. No wonder they did not like it. Be nice folks, taste is subjective and what you have grown used too. - 2/1/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used some of the suggestions from previous posts. Instead of the margarine, I used a half-tablespoon of vegetable oil and Fat Free/Less Sodium Chicken broth. Everyone enjoyed the soup. The thing I will change next time is not to completely puree the broccoli, I would like some texture. - 2/3/09

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  • 4 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I think it's important we all keep in mind that the presentation of a recipe that includes margarine and processed cheese on SP does not mean that SP advocates a diet full of these foods. These things are fine in very lmtd quantities--might we think of this as an "occasional" instead of "staple"? - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will say this the soup was good even the second day although being impatient as i am i made a mess when i used the food processor but otherwise it was good - 6/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great! Especially for the calories - 5/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This soup is delicious ! My husband loves it , and he is usually addicted to his creamed soups ! Bravo ! ! - 2/7/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tried this last night, and I thought it was very good. I didn't find this type of Velveeta (low fat) so I used other processed fat-free cheese and canola oil rather than margarine. I might add some hot sauce next time to spice it up a little. But, It is quite good. - 1/27/09

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  • Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I would rate this as good only because I like my soup to be thicker. I made the soup today for my FIL and added 2 cloves of garlic, and made a roux w/ flour and the nonfat milk. I also don't think you need to use all that Velveeta, as I only used half and you still have a nice cheesy flavor. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    FAmily loved it. Hubby said it was better than it looks. Reminded him of the look of pea soup. I replaced the margarine with baking spray, used reduced sodium chicken broth. Next time I would keep some broccoli out of the the blender to add some texture. - 1/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We loved this. I used fresh broccoli and a little less cheese. We'll definatley make this again! - 2/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! I made a doulbe batch to put some in the freezer for quick lunches! I also put a little extra velveta cheese in, YUM! - 2/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the best broccoli soup I have ever made! Add a little turkey breast for extra protein -made a great supper! - 1/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love soups/stews, and while I love broccoli and cheese, I never have cared for broccoli soup...until now! I loved this soup, it is easy to make and wonderful to eat. - 1/29/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wow, my first try at it and it turned out great.. omitted the margerine and not alot of cheese, added half butter half safflower oil. still thick with 2 cans of stock but thats the way i like it. will add some bacon bits (fake) next time for a more hearty taste. great for these cold mich. days.... - 1/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My entire family loves this recipe. Even my 9 month old. It is delicious. Thanks for sharing! - 1/27/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe last night it was pretty good, but I think it needs a little more flavor. I did not use the margarine and instead of just the frozen broccoli I used the lowfat green giant broccoli and cheese, I also did not use the velveeta I just used reduced fat colby and cheddar. - 1/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for me and my parents and substituted the velveeta for sharp cheddar, which didn't melt quite as smoothly, but the soup itself was delicious. I think that next time I'll make a creamy cheese sauce first and just add that to the pureed broccoli part. - 1/26/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this soup. It's very filling. I add a splash of lemon when I cook the broccoli and it gives it a whole new flavor! - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yes, yes, yes! And a big YES to the Velveeta :::sigh!::: No, I don't own stock in the company. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this soup, I did make it with all fresh produce though! Was yummie! - 2/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was soooo good! Warm and comforting...almost too good. I added 2 cloves of chopped garlic to the onion. I will make this again. - 2/6/08

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I didn't use the margarine but did use low sodium broth and cut the cheese down to 6 oz. I also added garlic and other spices like onion salt. It was good, but I think the sodium in this meal it a little too much for me. - 2/4/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with the following tweaks: removed about 1/2 of broccoli before pureeing in pot with immersible hand blender. Then added 2 cooked (microwave) boneless, skinless chicken breasts chopped bite-size. Had to thicken with 2 tablespoons cornstarch because I mistakenly usedtwo cans of broth. - 2/2/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried yesterday night and I liked a lot. I substituted velveta cheese for light philadelphia and used as a sauce for a whole wheat pasta dish. It was great I will try it again. - 2/1/08

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I changed it around a bit, like I always do. Replaced margarine with a tbsp olive oil, added chopped garlic, pureed only half, and omitted the cheese. As is, it's not exactly healthy, but lower fat & calories than the traditional soup. - 1/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I substituted velveeta for for low fat cheddar cheese. It tastes very good and was so easy and fast to prepare. - 1/29/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tasty, and I used low sodium vegetable broth instead of chicken stock, and substituted cheddar style veggie cheese for the velveeta, which I think makes it healthier. - 1/27/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. - 1/26/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I found this to be very tasty. I would add a little less liquid so it would be thicker. It was yummy, and I will make it again! - 1/26/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was totally amazing! Can't wait to have it again. - 1/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for this one. One of my favourites!! Will make it again! - 1/26/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this nice thick creamy soup. A wonderful winter soup. - 1/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and shared with my co-workers. They all enjoyed it very much. I had one ask for the recipe.
    I used fresh broccoli and the less fat velveeta. - 7/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Even my VERY fussy 5 year old loved this recipe, it was a hit at our house. - 3/17/07

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  • Yummy. - 3/16/13

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  • great soup, used coconut oil instead of margarine - 2/14/13

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  • Trying this soon, but as low Carb! Been looking for something like this
    - 1/19/13

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  • I didn't have any light Velveeta so I just used a bit over 4 ounces of shredded cheddar. It was really good! - 10/16/12

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  • I cannot believe someone said this was just "OK", then went on to say she had not followed the directions at all ! Come On if you are going to rate a recipe , at least use the recipe as written (or close to) - 9/20/12

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  • tasty - 11/3/11

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  • This soup was awesome, very good!! - 8/14/11

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  • I loved it!! I just had gastric bypass and im in that stage that i can only eat puree food and this was just awesome... loved it - 4/26/11

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  • I absolutely love broccoli cheese soup my absolute favorite soup. This recipe was the perfect!! I followed the recipe exactly and loved it!! I will definitely make again! - 1/9/11

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  • good broccoli soup - 4/16/10

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  • Delicious! I added chopped garlic and didn't use any milk for a thicker consistency. Will definitely make again! - 3/5/10

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  • Very tasty and satisfying. - 2/20/10

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  • Very tasty. I wonder at people who give bad ratings when they didn't follow the recipe? - 2/12/10

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  • Very easy and quite yummy! Yeah, it may have some 'bad' fats in it, but all things in moderation! - 2/4/10

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  • love this soup - 1/14/10

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  • looks wonderful BUT 1608.3 mg's of sodium.. Oh my
    - 1/1/10

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  • Everyone loved this. - 11/28/09

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  • I love broccoli soup and this sounds really great. Adding it to my cookbook - 11/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also can't express how upset I am at on the rude comments. First, we are all in this for a lifetime of health, if that is truly the key...then this can fit in a healthy eats plan. Pointing out that folks shouldn't be eating this, puts all of us down. Is that what sparkpeople is about? NO! - 4/5/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love broccoli soup but have never made it. This recipe sounds great. I will definitely try it but I think I will change the processed cheese for real cheese. - 1/27/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Use 1 tbsp of real butter to avoid margarine. Up the veggie power but still keep the "green-ness" of the broccoli, add in spinach. You'll be pureeing it so wont see the spinach any way. Plus it adds more nutrients than celery. I also add thyme & oregeno for flavor. - 1/27/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounded good til I looked at the reviews Not worth the bother I will eat my broccoli plain - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love creamy broccoli soup. Thank you for sharing. - 1/26/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Live and learn. Figured it was from Sparks, so it was good for you. I'll make adjustments next time, but the flavor of the soup was good. - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    have not tried this yet, but instead of adding the cheese, try putting a 3/4oz slice of lowfat cheddar over the top and heat until melted. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very wonderful - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a nice soup for cool evenings. Will sure give it a try. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will definetly try this soup. - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My biggest concern with most of the recipes is the serving info. Those I have looked at state this many calories per serving but not the serving size. Saying a recipe make this many servings but not what the size of the serving is not really helpful. - 1/26/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE the sound of this soup amd shall definetly give it a go at the weekend, though i shall omit the cheese as i find blending it will make it creamy enough for me. Thank you. - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made the full fat & sodium version of this recipe many times. I've served it to guests in my home and taken it to group gatherings. It's a hit. Your version eases my conscious helping me continue to enjoy the foods I love. - 8/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THIS IS VERY GOOD. I LOVED IT! - 8/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love Broccoli, so this one I am going to do, TODAY. It sounds terrifico. - 8/2/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think I will try a few tweaks as suggested by others. I will sub shallots for the onions. I will save in my file to try a bit later. I am just wondering about upping the fiber a bit more. - 7/31/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. As soon as Texas cools down I will make this! - 7/31/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    From the response f some individuals to the recipes here on Sparks, you can tell they don't read the articles or maybe hav'nt been here long. Some didn't even read this recipe before they replied. I am just sorry they have to subject us to the negativity! - 7/30/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for a healthy version of a favorite soup. - 7/30/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good - 7/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love broccolli soup so I know this is great - 7/30/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds real good,Im going to try it,I live on soups when it gets cold. Thank You - 7/30/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love, love brocolli cheese soup and will try this soon. - 7/30/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It looks good, but that sodium can't be right, can it? If you use reduced sodium broth how can the sodium count be that high? I think I"ll run the ingredients on the nutrition tracker before making. - 7/30/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUM!!!!! - 7/30/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this with my own tweaks and changes to the recipe. I understand one recipe can not please everyone, but I think Spark people is RIGHT ON with posting this recipe and we can make individual changes to it. If you can not, then don't make the recipe. Good luck to all who try it! - 7/30/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am sure I will love that. combination of cheese, chicken broth and broccoli, I will try that at home - 7/30/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super YUM and filling! - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious - 3/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this as a starter as part of a surprise dinner I made my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. He loved it and so did I. I recommend this soup. Super good! :) - 2/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVE it - 2/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's the processed Velveeta cheese and the canned broth that makes this soup too high in sodium for us salt watchers. I would suggest substituting your own homemade chicken stock (I make mine without added salt) and choose a cheese with reduced salt. - 1/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful, But that sodium!! Can anyone verify whether or not thats a typo? - 1/28/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Way too much sodium for this to be called healthy! At 1,600mg sodium, that is almost a full days' worth of sodium in one side dish! Even using low-to-no sodium broths, the sodium & cholesterol are still very high. - 1/28/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great will make this recipe - 1/28/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great for a chilly evening. I might add some turkey sausage to make it a 1 dish meal! - 1/28/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good. I will be giving it a try soon! - 1/27/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it was gr8 - 1/27/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was looking for a good broccoli soup recipe. This one is exactly what I'm looking for. I will omit the margarine and use spray to reduce the fat. Will make it tomorrow and I'm sure it will be delicious - 1/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I WILL TRY TRY THIS - 1/26/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I agree with some of the previous comments - I would eliminate the margarine and cook the veggies with a cooking spray or simmer them in some of the chicken broth. As is, there's too much fat to fit this into my plan. There's also too much sodium but I'm thinking that might be a mistake. - 1/26/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with no milk or margarine fried with olive oil and left out the cheese...Still great did wonder about bison cheese if it was needed...but enjoyed it without. - 1/26/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would replace the mile with Nonfat dry milk (more protein) and exchange the margarine for olive oil. No velveeta, but 2 oz. of aged cheddar - 1/26/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will make this but use 1 cal oil spray to fry the onion etc and not use any cheese and the fat will be negligble it sounds yummy! - 1/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will make this when it gets cooler outside. YUM! - 8/1/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like the idea of the cheese- is there any kind of "real" cheese that could be used instead? I was thinking a small amount of reduced fat cabot extra sharp cheddar but not sure on the melting aspect. Anyone try that or something similar? - 7/30/07

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