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Like many I love Broccoli Cheddar Soup, but hate the calories. Not only is the nearest location that has my favorite soup over an hour away, they all have one thing in common – there horrible for weight loss diets. I finally created a recipe that has both great flavor and is much healthier.One key I found was having fresh bread to go with it, whether its bread or a bread bowl. Any bread recipe will do. My cottage cheese n dill recipe went great with it.
How did I make it healthier?
- No half and half
- Less Butter
- 2 baked potatoes, just the insides (to thicken the soup)
- 2 broccoli florets
- a handful of peeled carrot (shredded works too)
- Butter – 1 tsp (optional)
- 1 tbsp Bacon Bits (optional)
- Cheddar Cheese
- a dash of salt
- a dash of pepper
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Take a large pot, put in the insides of the potatoes, the peeled carrots and broccoli florets. Add spices and enough milk to make it soup and cook until hot. At this point add your butter and bacon bits. When the broccoli and carrots are done add the cheese and stir until melted.
- You can add more butter.
- I took my broccoli stems, steamed them and then mashed them or use the blender to break them down, and use it to thicken the soup and add more broccoli flavor.
- When it cools it will thicken, so add milk when reheating.
- This is freezer friendly
- To cut calories further you can use some water or chicken broth instead of all milk.
My whole family loved this, and it’s much cheaper to make a pot then buy a bowl at most locations.