Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Broccoli Cheddar Soup

15 Min

Our Broccoli Cheddar Soup comes together in just a few minutes, thanks to a little help from our blender. With all that creamy and cheesy goodness, you'd never guess that it's safe for your diabetes diet!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound fresh broccoli (about 1 medium-sized head)
  • 14 ounces low-sodium fat free chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese

What to Do

  1. Clean the broccoli, then chop the florets and thinly slice the stems.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the broccoli and chicken broth; heat to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 7 minutes or until the broccoli is fork-tender. Transfer to a food processor or blender. Process until fairly smooth.
  3. In the same saucepan, melt the margarine over medium heat; add the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Add the milk and pepper; heat to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add the broccoli purée. Stir in the cheese; heat just until the cheese melts (do not boil), stirring constantly.



For a chunky broccoli and Cheddar soup, reserve 1 cup of the broccoli pieces and add them to the soup with the broccoli purée.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 294
  • Calories from Fat 109
  • Total Fat 12g 19 %
  • Saturated Fat 4.6g 23 %
  • Trans Fat 1.5g 0 %
  • Protein 28g 55 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 23mg 8 %
  • Sodium 685mg 29 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 18g 6 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12 %
  • Sugars 8.2g 0 %

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I am lactose intolerant. With this recipe work well with lactose-free milk or a plant-based milk?

Hi there! The Test Kitchen believes that this recipe would work well with a lactose-free milk. We do want you to keep in mind that the Nutritional Information will change if you substitute any ingredients in this recipe including the cheese. Enjoy!


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