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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.

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!!

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.

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!!

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 #SundaySupper
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A light, healthy, cheesy, creamy soup made with broccoli and broccoli romanesco florets.
Serves: 5½ cups
  • 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)
  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.
Calories per serving: 106, Fat: 3.4, Cholesterol: 7.5, Sodium: 168, Potassium: 143, Carbs: 7.8, Fiber: 4, Sugar: 1.5, Protein: 10
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Serving size: 1⅓ cups

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!!



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