Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Broccoli and Cheese Soup - 1.5 points

Here is a recipe that is great for upping your veggie intake. It's quick, light, tasty and freezes well. And it's a variation on a Weight Watchers recipe.

Serves 3 - 1.5 points each


  • 4 cups of Broccoli, chopped roughly
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt or Ms. Dash
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 cup of shredded light cheddar cheese.
Combine the broccoli, garlic and broth in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until the broccoli is tender. Puree the soup in either a blender or with an immersion blender. Don't have either? Your potato masher will work. Leave the soup in the pan or return it to the pan if using a blender. Stir in the milk, salt and pepper, heating through over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cheese. Keep stirring until the cheese is melted.

That's it! This is a great starter dish in place of a salad or great with a sandwich for lunch. Split it between 2 servings and serve it with some whole wheat toast for a light meal. The point value per serving goes up to 2.5 (check the math, yes I rounded up).

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