Broccoli and Cheese Soup

A recipe from Weight Watcher’s that my husband gave his approval to.  It is not like Panera’s delicious soup but this recipe uses a lot more broccoli and has a lot less fat and salt.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. broccoli florets
  • 2-1/2 cups  2% milk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 8 oz. light Velveeta, cubed (sometimes I will add 4 extra ounces and the points will go up)

Heat a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.  Add onion and saute 5 minutes; then add garlic and saute another minute;  add broth and broccoli. Cover, and bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook 10 minutes.

Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until well blended; add to broccoli mixture.  Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly.  Stir in pepper.  Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until cheese melts.

Place 1/3 of the  soup in a blender and process until smooth (I like to process all of the soup with my Viking hand blender so I do not have to remove it from the pan).  Return soup to pan.

4 points per 1-1/3 cups

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