by Olena

Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup (Video)

by Olena

5 from 2 reviews

Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup is same easy, creamy and comforting ultimate recipe using whole foods and a small amount of real cheese. No flour or heavy cream. | ifoodreal.com

Healthy broccoli cheese soup recipe made silky smooth using only whole foods like potatoes and butternut squash. Am I good or am I good?! Butternut squash is bright orange that makes a healthy replacement for 2 cups of neon artificially coloured cheddar cheese. And potatoes, those white spuds, naturally they contain so much starch that no cups of flour, butter or heavy cream are necessary to produce world’s best, silky smooth and delicious healthy broccoli and cheese soup.

Not that I’m against flour or butter, but the fact that we can replace those animal products, that we all should be eating less of, with 8 cups of vegetables is mind blowing to me. 2017, you are amazeballs!

Also cozy up with some other healthy soup recipes: healthy chicken wild rice soup, healthy carrot soup, or slow cooker vegetarian lentil soup. And healthy chili recipe, have you seen the new video?!

How to Make Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup

  1. Preheat large heavy bottom pot or dutch oven on medium heat and melt butter. Add garlic and onion, cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add butternut squash, potatoes, stock and milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low-medium, cover and cook for 7 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli and salt, bring to a boil, cover and cook for 4 more minutes. Turn off heat.
  4. If you like chunky soup (I do), remove broccoli into a bowl with a slotted spoon. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth and silky. Return broccoli and add 4 oz of cheese; stir until cheese has melted. Serve hot sprinkled with remaining cheese.

Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup is same easy, creamy and comforting ultimate recipe using whole foods and a small amount of real cheese. No flour or heavy cream. | ifoodreal.com

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Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup

5 from 2 reviews

Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup is same easy, creamy and comforting ultimate recipe using whole foods and a small amount of real cheese. No flour or heavy cream.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 3 cups (2 large) potatoes, cubed
  • 4 cups any stock, low sodium
  • 3 cups any milk (I used unsweetened almond)
  • 5 cups (1 lb) broccoli, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 oz sharp cheese, shredded (cheddar or I used Dubliner Kerrygold)

Instructions

  1. Preheat large heavy bottom pot or dutch oven on medium heat and melt butter. Add garlic and onion, cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add butternut squash, potatoes, stock and milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low-medium, cover and cook for 7 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli and salt, bring to a boil, cover and cook for 4 more minutes. Turn off heat.
  4. If you like chunky soup (I do), remove broccoli into a bowl with a slotted spoon. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth and silky. Return broccoli and add 4 oz of cheese; stir until cheese has melted. Serve hot sprinkled with remaining cheese.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop covered on low.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Tried this one out last night, never made a soup from scratch before, so I was iffy on if I did anything correctly, but it came out delicious! I have one question though, presentation-wise, how did you manage such a deep orange color for the base?? Maybe it’s because I used heavier milk than unsweetened almond, but mine was nearly white, and after adding the cheese only took on a slightly yellow tint. Doesn’t matter either way since it came out so good, was just curious!

    1. Oh, yay!!! Soups are so forgiving! I grew up on soups, can’t imagine eating one from a can. I swear they are the hardest food to screw up as you can often fix it after the taste test. So happy you tried it. You can do it!
      What squash did you use? The only thing I can think of is the squash. I used butternut squash. Oh, and yellow potatoes which are also called gold yukon. I don’t think anything else would matter in this recipe for the colour change. My cheese was white too.

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