Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Skinny Cream of Broccoli Soup

Skinny Cream of Broccoli Soup - ButterYum


This soup is so creamy and flavorful, you'll have a hard time convincing anyone it's "skinny". 

Skinny Cream of Broccoli Soup
Printable Recipe
Serves 4
recipe adapted from Simple Success

1 tablespoon olive oil
10 cups small broccoli florets (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1 onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups chicken stock (try my homemade recipe)
2 cups skim milk
salt and pepper to taste

Garnish:
shredded cheddar
croutons
oven roasted broccoli spears

In a 6-quart stockpot over medium heat, saute broccoli and onions in olive oil for 10 minutes, stirring frequently until they begin to soften and caramelize. Add garlic and saute for about 3 minutes more; stirring constantly. Add flour and stir until vegetables are coated. Add chicken stock and milk and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before pureeing.  Garnish and serve.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving
(1 cup of soup plus 1 slice of 100 calorie whole grain bread)

260 calories
8g fat
3g saturated fat
15g protein
38g carbohydrates
11g fiber
10g sugar
430mg sodium






29 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious and perfect for Fall.

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  2. I love broccoli soup and love the lower fat/calorie version. Sounds like a winner to me. Have a great week!

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  3. Love broccoli and love cream of broccoli soup. And I like anything where I can eat more for fewer calories! ;-) So think I'd love this? Bet I would! Thanks.

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  4. Love anything skinny and broccoli too. This soup looks great, I will definitely have to try it. Your new follower. Thanks for coming by my blog.

    Margaret

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  5. While looking at foodgawker I accidentally clicked on butteryum instead of the photo and your complete gallery came up. You have some really delicious food featured.

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    1. Awe.... that's so nice of you to say :). Thank you very much.

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  6. Yum! I love all things broccoli. This soup sounds fantastic!

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    1. It's really, really good... and easy to make too. I hope you'll give it a try.

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  7. i am absolutely pinning this recipe! real gem.
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/

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  8. Oh, yummy Patricia! This is a must try recipe! I LOVE to cook but have been putting on a few pounds... and now I am cooking but only eating a little of it... this recipe would be great for my new way of eating. I have lost several pounds and I don't want to put any of it back on!
    Thanks!

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  9. This sounds wonderful! I just added it to the menu for next week!

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  10. You'd never guess this didn't contain cream! It looks thick and wonderful...and knowing your recipes, I'm certain it's delicious! Have a great weekend, Patricia :)

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  11. The version I makes has carrots and celery in it too. This soup is sooo good!

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  12. I just realized I made this soup on the same day you posted. :0

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  13. Simply delectable. Love to try another great recipe in here.Got my eye on your next posts.

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  14. Great soup. Food on Friday is all about soup. It would be wonderful if you linked this in. Here's the link . Have a souper duper week!

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  15. Great that you linked in, thanks. have a good one

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  16. Just found your blog today, loving it! Your popular "To Die For Banana Cake" went straight to my Pinterest board, I hope I can bake a batch soon, it seems amazing!

    Very nice to "meet" you.... ;-)

    ah, yes... the soup is perfect for the weather we are having, you hit it just right with me!

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  17. Hello Patricia, I have been sick with a bad cold for all most a month and getting better, I have made your Cream of Broccoli Soup and it's perfect for me and it's very delicious and low in fat, thank you for your soup recipe...hugs.

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    1. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear you've bee sick. I find soup is the perfect food when you're under the weather. I hope you're back to normal soon!!

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  18. This looks fantastic!! Cant wait to try it!! So happy I found your blog what you think about following each other?? Let me know!
    XOX
    Ash
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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  19. I hope you are not being affected by Hurricane Sandy, Patricia. Thinking of you, let me know how you go on.

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    1. We're good - thanks for asking. Lots of power outages and trees down in the area, but overall, it wasn't quite as bad as we expected.

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  20. Made it vegan- it was great! thanks :)

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  21. This sounds delish. Another way to "cream" is with whirling cottage cheese and a steady chicken broth stream in a food processor - as thick or thin as you like your creamed soups. It gets me through the spring asparagus season.

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