Basic Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 317.4
  • Total Fat: 18.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,178.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 21.6 g

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Introduction

I usually add some carrots......but I forgot this time.
:-(
Can be frozen and reheated; great with a piece of crusty bread or a small salad and an apple, a la Panera Bread!
Seriously, though, remember the carrots. They do add something. I'm so sad right now... :'-(
I usually add some carrots......but I forgot this time.
:-(
Can be frozen and reheated; great with a piece of crusty bread or a small salad and an apple, a la Panera Bread!
Seriously, though, remember the carrots. They do add something. I'm so sad right now... :'-(

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    7 cups Smart Balance Fat Free Milk w/calcium (can use regular skim milk as well, this was just cheaper)
    Shredded cheddar cheese, 3 cups (or to taste)
    2-3 tbsp flour
    2-3 tbsp Smart Balance Buttery Spread
    1/4 cup diced onion
    1 16-oz package frozen broccoli
    Salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to taste...I sometimes add a pinch of red pepper flakes :-)

Directions

If desired, defrost the broccoli in the sink for 45-60 minutes before beginning soup.
Make a roux with the Smart Balance spread, onion, black pepper and flour, gradually adding and carefully whisking in the Smart Balance milk. Once you've added all the milk, add in the garlic powder (and red pepper flakes, if desired) and stir. Then add the broccoli. Warm, stirring occasionally, and when it's hot again mix in the cheddar cheese, 1-1.5 cups at a time. Allow to simmed for about 30 minutes, then serve.

Serving Size: Makes about 8 servings, about 1 cup each

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