Recipe: Lighter Creamy Broccoli Soup

Low in calories, high in flavor
creamy broccoli soup with cheese

Comfort food doesn’t have to be high in calories! A serving of this creamy cheddar cheese and veggie soup contains only 110 calories.

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1 ½ cups broccoli, chopped or 10 ounce frozen, chopped broccoli package
¼ cup celery, diced
¼ cup onion, chopped
1 cup chicken broth, unsalted
2 cups skim milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Dash ground turmeric
¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Dash of paprika


  1. Place vegetables and broth in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until vegetables are tender — about 8 minutes.
  2. Whisk milk, cornstarch, salt, pepper and turmeric together in a small bowl; stir into cooked vegetables. Cook, stirring constantly, until soup is slightly thickened and mixture just begins to boil.
  3. Remove from heat. Portion into 4 soup bowls. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon shredded cheese on top of each serving. Top with a sprinkling of paprika.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings.

Each one-cup serving contains:

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Calories 110
Total fat 3g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 290mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 7g
Protein 8g

Recipe courtesy of Digestive Disease Health Team Dietitians

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