Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- COOK TIME
- 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
Clean the broccoli, then chop the florets and thinly slice the stems.
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.
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.
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.
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