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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese SoupCheddar cheese and broccoli team up in this easy, nutritious and low-fat soup with great-tasting results. To reduce the fat content even more, use low-fat cheddar cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 (14.5-ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 (16-ounce) packages frozen cut broccoli
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 cups dry NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Nonfat Dry Milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat broth in large saucepan to boiling. Add broccoli, onion and garlic. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Transfer half of vegetable-broth mixture to blender or food processor (in batches, if necessary); cover. Blend until desired consistency. Return to saucepan.
  2. Combine dry milk, water and flour in medium bowl; mix well. Stir into soup; season with salt and ground black pepper. Heat through. Add cheese. Stir over low heat until melted. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 220; Calories from Fat: 60; Total Fat: 7 g; Saturated Fat: 4 g; Cholesterol: 20 mg; Sodium: 750 mg; Carbohydrates: 23 g; Dietary Fiber: 5 g; Sugars: 12 g; Protein: 19 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.