Broccoli Cheese Soup


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 164.4
  • Total Fat: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.6 mg
  • Sodium: 706.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g

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Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine
Number of Servings: 8


    1 Tbsp Olive Oil
    1 cup chopped onion
    2 cloves of garlic, minced
    3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
    1 bunch of Broccoli (using florets only)
    (can substitute 1 (16oz) bag florets)
    2 1/2 cups 1% reduced fat milk
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    8 oz. light processed cheese cubed (Velveeta light)


Heat a large nonstick saucepan with 1 Tbsp olive oil over med-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add broth and broccoli. Bring broccoli mixture to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce heat to med; cook 10 min.

Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add milk mixture to broccoli mixture. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in pepper. Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until cheese melts.

Place one-third of the soup in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Return pureed soup mixture to pan.

Makes 8, 1cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BUSYMOM9501.


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  • Excellent! - 12/12/14

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  • Delicious! Made this for dinner tonight. - 11/18/14

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  • This recipe is a definite keeper! - 10/13/14

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  • This was just the perfect amount of broccoli and cheese. It really hit the spot! - 12/1/11

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  • WOW! I ended up using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, but it turned out fantastic! I have NEVER made homemade soup, unless it was a potato soup. I will definitely make it again! FANTASTIC!! - 9/28/11

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  • Once they tried it, my picky children asked for more. Thank you! IT was so delicious and easy. =:^D - 8/17/11

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  • I made this soup when I could not chew anything because I was tiring to stay with in my diet, and wanting something to comfort myself and it did all the above. It was delicious my husband even loved it. It is defiantly going into my cookbook and will be made again. - 8/16/11

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  • I made this and it was delicious! I kept coming back for more. I added more broccoli and chicken broth than the recipe called for, to make more soup. My husband said it was perfect! - 4/29/11

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  • I use cooking spray instead of olive oil (I have the original cooking light recipe) and we love it. my handy dandy immersion blender is wonderful to help puree the chunks (and make my young boys want to eat it more!) - 2/11/11

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  • Excellent soup! Thanks for sharing (I love C.L. recipes!). Another reader was right, it's even great before the cheese is added. (Will make it that way next time-yum!) I used my immersion blender and blended it until it was almost cream of broccoli keeping some pieces for texture. Delicious! - 1/19/11

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  • Really good!!! I didn't puree anything because I didn't want to mess with dishes, so I just smashed my was so good I'll definitely make again!! - 1/13/11

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  • Very yummy. - 11/15/10

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  • First time making Broccoli Cheese soup and it was excellent. Adding this recipe to my favorites. - 9/25/10

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  • wonderful, good flavor. - 3/15/10

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  • This soup is wonderful! I halved it and used only 1 tsp olive oil and fat free milk. My husband and I demolished it! I think next time I will try use cornstarch and a little less Velveeta to lower the calories a bit (not that it is high in calories - unless you eat the amount I did!!!) :-) - 3/7/10

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  • very good, and really easy - 2/2/10

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  • This was really good and I also did not put it in the blender. I used fresh broccoli and chopped it up. I will definitely make this again! - 9/27/09

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  • This was very yummy. I didn't even put any in the blender and still got rave reviews from my family. - 8/11/09

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  • Wonderful! I added some diced rotel tomatoes to give it some kick and it was delicious. - 4/3/09

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  • This is easy to make and tastes fantastic!!! - 3/15/09

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  • Excellent soup! I added a bit of curry to the last little bit and it gave what little was left, a whole different, yet equally yummy flavor. - 2/16/09

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  • Great soup! I even tried it with skim milk and no cheese to cut even more calories and it was great that way too. Whole family enjoyed it! - 2/11/09

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  • Wonderful soup! It's going in my cookbook! It was very good and hit the spot at the end of a cold winter day! - 1/10/09

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  • Excellent Soup! Thanks for the recipe, it was just what I was looking for. - 7/7/08

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