Broccoli and Cheese Soup #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today for #SundaySupper our mission is to eat your greens!   You could so let your imagination run away with you with eat your greens and today I thought, why not include greens and make my dish green? When I think of green, my first thought is green eggs and ham.  However, I just don’t think making green eggs sound appealing, so today I have for you Broccoli and Cheese Soup.  This has been on my bucket list forever and I am finally glad I made it.
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Oh my gosh this soup tastes wonderful! It’s creamy, light, cheesy and of course tastes like my beloved little green vegetable broccoli. I honestly don’t understand how broccoli and cheese soup can be so high in calories when you order it at restaurants or even buy it in a can? My soup is only 106 calories for over a cup of it? It tastes restaurant style to me! I just love it!!
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
I got the inspiration to make this recipe from the broccoli romanesco florets that I received in my CSA box. Have you ever heard of broccoli romanesco florets? Broccoli romanesco florets is a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. Kind of looks like something from the caveman days. It is sweet with a mild nutty flavor and absent the somewhat pungent flavor of cauliflower. I just love how it looks and the color is so pretty.
Broccoli Romanesco
The soup is super easy to make. All I did was saute some onions with butter, added my broccoli and Broccoli Romanesco to the pan and covered it with chicken broth. Cook it until tender; about 15 minutes and then puree it with a hand immersion blender. Added coconut milk and cheese. Then eat up! This soup also makes for great leftovers. I had it for lunch the next day! Yum, yum, yum!!
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
I have to tell you this was one meal my Husband wouldn’t try. I don’t know why? He likes broccoli and cheese? He eats it all of the time. He is so old school when it comes to meals like this. I don’t care because it was more for me. The night I made it I had two heaping bowls of it. I probably could have eaten the whole pot, but I don’t think my stomach would have appreciated that much broccoli, if you know what I mean. lol
Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cheese Soup #SundaySupper
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5½ cups
  • Serving size: 1⅓ cups
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A light, healthy, cheesy, creamy soup made with broccoli and broccoli romanesco florets.
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups broccoli romanesco florets
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded (I used Trader Joe's Lite 3 Cheese Mix)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium low heat, add butter and onion and cook until onion is slightly tender. Add chicken broth, broccoli romanesco florets, broccoli florets and pepper. Cook until broccoli is fork tender; about 15 minutes.
  2. With a hand immersion blender process until smooth. Stir in coconut milk and cook until soup is hot. Stir in cheese until melted. Pour into bowls and serve.
Notes
Calories per serving: 106, Fat: 3.4, Cholesterol: 7.5, Sodium: 168, Potassium: 143, Carbs: 7.8, Fiber: 4, Sugar: 1.5, Protein: 10

Broccoli and Cheese Soup
I am loving making meatless meals and I am so looking forward to summer for all of the fun produce. This year I am finally going to get my garden back up and running. Nothing beats fresh veggies from the garden!! My Husband is all into it this year too. I think it’s because he watches Alaska Frontier and I think he secretly would love to live that lifestyle. 🙂

Have a super fab Sunday and be sure to check out some of the other meatless meals!!

Toodles,

Jennifer
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Comments

  1. I have always loved broccoli and cauliflower… I think I must have been one of the few children to really enjoy them! You soup looks delicious!

  2. So appreciate the use of coconut milk in this classic soup, Jennifer. Very much appreciate, too, learning about romanesco florets. Thanks to you when I see them at Whole Foods, I’ll know exactly what they are…I may even pick them up and purchase them so I can make your yummy soup!

  3. Yeah, your soup is MUCH better than green eggs and ham! Gorgeous!!!

  4. A broccoli and cheese soup that is only 106 calories… wow! Can’t wait to try this gorgeous recipe.

  5. Isn’t that romanesco beautiful? I’ve never cooked with it because I wasn’t sure exactly what it was and what I should do with it. Thanks for this recipe, it made me instantly hungry. Nice cooking with you for Sunday Supper.

  6. I’ve never used broccoli romanesco before but have seen it several times in the store. It is quite fascinating looking, that’s for sure! Your soup sounds incredible and I love that it only has 106 calories. Too good not to try. Thanks for the recipe! Hmmm, wonder if this would work as a cold soup too (or maybe that’s just a weird idea)?

  7. Yum! You can’t go wrong with a classic dish like this one!

  8. Seriously?! I LOVE Broccoli Cheese Soup! Great job on this.

  9. This is a beautiful soup! I love that it’s unprocessed goodness. Yum!

  10. Yum…I haven’t tried broccoli romanesco, but need to be on the lookout for it. My hubby is funny about veggies, but will eat soups…and anything with cheese :lol:!

  11. I LOVE Broccoli & Cheese Soup!

  12. Sounds like your husband did you a favor…more of this delicious soup for you!! 🙂

  13. My hubby would eat a tiny bit as a side dish to a steak. I’d be happy with a big bowl of this soup. It is one of my indulgences, so now I have to make your version so I could eat it all ith no guilt.

  14. Jennifer, I have heard of broccoli romanesco but have never seen it used except on TV. I’m gonna have to look for some now for sure. This soup sounds so easy and sooooo good, and I could easily substitute seafood or vegetable or no-chicken stock for the chicken broth and make it pescetarian for my daughter. Thanks so much for this yummy recipe. I’ve been on a seafood/clam chowder kick lately, but I may switch it up and make this soup the new kick for awhile. HUGS

  15. One of my favorite soups! It looks incredible!

  16. This used to be my favorite soup as a kid. I could not get enough. Yours looks great and I love that it’s healthy!

  17. Lovely soup! I also don’t know why restaurant or canned soups have so many calories. This is a great use, and I can just taste the freshness of this soup.

  18. I always loved broccoli and cheese soup as a kid, don’t know why I never think to make it at home. This looks great!

  19. My husband would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing.

  20. What a beautiful looking comfort food! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  21. Jennifer, such a beautiful soup! I love the subtle green color from the broccoli romanesco florets! You’ve just given me a great idea for Easter! Your blog is so wonderful! Thank you,
    Roz

  22. love that you are a part of a CSA. I think that’s fabulous! And great for new recipe creations! I can’t believe your husband did not try this!!! I love Broccoli and Cheese Soup!!

  23. I love how light this is! What a fabulous dish, I love your description of it looking like something from the caveman days!

  24. Nothing more comforting then broccoli and cheese soup! Love your recipe!

  25. This is one of my favorite soups! So tasty!

  26. Funny I was given some seedlings last year that the person forgot what they were but I put them in my garden and they were this Broccoli romanesco. I actually never looked up the name and just assumed it was a kind of cauliflower. Very interesting to learn it is a cross breed. I wish I had used it to make this delicious soup. I do love broccoli and cheese soup.

  27. Your soup really does look very creamy. I like how you used coconut milk because I have an extra can in case my ice cream failed. Now I can make this. 🙂

  28. So much broc and cheese deliciousness this week! Love yours, and all of them!

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