Creamy Broccoli Soup

Serves: 
4
Ingredients: 

2 cups broccoli, chopped

1/4 cup celery, diced

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 cup chicken or vegetable broth, low-sodium

2 cups milk, skim or low-fat (1%)

2 tablespoons cornstarch

dash of pepper

dash of thyme

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated, low-fat

Instructions: 
  1. Wash and prepare fresh vegetables. 
  2. Pour broth into saucepan, stir in vegetables and bring to a boil. 
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook mixture about 8 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. 
  4. In a separate bowl, combine milk, cornstarch, pepper, and thyme. Be sure cornstarch is completely dissolved. 
  5. Add milk mixture to cooked vegetables. Stir constantly until the soup thickens. Bring just to a boil and remove from heat. 
  6. Stir in cheese until melted. 
Tips: 
  • Serve with whole-wheat bread or rolls. 
Nutrition Facts: 

Serving size: 1 cup

Calories: 120 

Fruits and Vegetables: 3/4 cup

Fat: 2.5 g

Fiber: 2 g

Sodium: 180 mg

Season: 
Fall
Summer

This material was developed by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program.

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