Lightened Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Lightened Broccoli Cheddar Soup has all the creaminess and comfort with less sodium and fat and an extra punch of protein and veggies. 

Lightened Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Lightened Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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This spin on a classic soup has all the creaminess and comfort with less sodium and fat and an extra punch of protein and veggies. 
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Cook Time 25 mins
Course Soup
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 stalks celery , chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper , chopped
  • 1 yellow squash , cubed
  • 3 yellow potatoes cubed
  • 3 crowns broccoli , cut in bite-size florets
  • Veggie broth + water (see Instructions)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cans cannellini beans , rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Ground black pepper , to taste
  • Parmesan cheese , optional

Instructions
 

  • Add garlic, onion, celery, pepper, squash, broccoli and potatoes to a large soup pot.
  • Add diluted veggie broth (half veggie broth, half water) until tops of veggies are just covered.
  • Stir in mustard and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until veggies are tender, 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in spinach and beans.
  • Transfer in sections to a blender or use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.
  • Stir in milk and cheese.
  • Serve warm topped with ground pepper and parmesan.
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