Take one good look at the picture below, and you’ll definitely be hungry for this new Tasty25 creation! This Homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe submitted by Andie Evans of Ottawa, Ontario in Canada, is a 25-minute meal that yields up to 10 servings of warm, creamy broccoli soup. Each 108-calorie serving is packed full of amazing nutrients, such as 5.7 grams of protein, 47% DV of Vitamin A, and a whopping 107% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C! Lunch or dinner, summer or winter, this healthy & delicious vegetarian meal is sure to satisfy your body, and your taste buds. Make sure to leave a rating & comment below once you’ve tried it, and we know you’ll enjoy! Happy Cooking. – Tasty25 Staff
Every recipe has a story! Andie shared hers with us: “I’m a huge broccoli cheddar soup fan: the creamy mix of cheese and fresh veggies just gets me every time. But store-bought soup is usually packed with preservatives and low on nutrients — not exactly conducive to my healthy eating plan. So unwilling to give up one of my food favourites, I set out to make a delicious broccoli soup that cut the calories, yet retained the flavour. And let me tell you, the results surprised even me!” –Andie
CALORIE COUNT: 108 Calories Per Serving; SERVING SIZE: 188 grams
What you need:
8 Cups fresh broccoli florets
1 Cup carrot (shredded)
2/3 Cup sweet onion (diced)
2/3 Cup light cheddar cheese (shredded)
2 Cups 2% milk (May substitute for almond, coconut or soy milk)
4 Cups low-sodium chicken stock
1.5 Tbsp. olive oil
Seasoning (To taste)
Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Servings: 8-10.)
Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium-high heat, and add onions to sauté; Cook until onions are soft. (Andie’s Tip: “To increase the flavour, you can add in your favourite seasoning; I love garlic & italian seasoning!”)
Next, add your chicken stock and milk to the pot; Simmer for 3-5 minutes on medium-low, until milk becomes frothy.
Then add the carrots and broccoli to pot, letting the soup simmer uncovered on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, or until broccoli becomes soft.
When broccoli becomes soft, turn off the burner, and stir in cheese; Serve hot.
Eat & enjoy!