Move over Cream of Broccoli Soup – This recipe for Healthy Creamy Broccoli Soup is a no cream version that has all the flavor and indulgence of a creamed soup with none of the guilt.
This low fat version of cream of broccoli soup is a silky, smooth blended soup that has a creamy consistency without any added cream.
Cream of Broccoli soup is a family favorite in my house and a go-to comfort food. We had it on a regular basis in the days when calories mattered less, but those days are over.
I now find new ways to enjoy our favorites without the added fat and calories. I like this Healthy Creamy Broccoli Soup just as much, if not more than, cream of broccoli soup so I’m happy to share my recipe with all of you.
To thicken the soup without adding flour or cream, I add a large potato which also adds a bit of bulk and makes it more filling.
I love how the flavor of this soup is rather simple, which really lets the flavor of the broccoli shine along with the creamy, guilt free thickness.
This broccoli soup recipe is a really low calorie recipe so if you want a guilt free meal, just leave out the cheese.
Love healthy soups? Why not try some of my other recipes here on Erren’s Kitchen…
Healthy Creamy Broccoli Soup
This recipe is a no cream version of cream of Broccoli soup that has all the flavor and indulgence of a creamed soup with none of the guilt.
- 3 tablespoons low calorie margarine
- 1 1/2 lbs fresh broccoli
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1 large potato quartered
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
- Shredded cheddar cheese optional
Melt the margarine in heavy medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and saute until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add the broccoli, potato, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft enough to blend.
Remove a cup of the liquid and set aside.
Using a hand/stick blender blend the soup to your desired constancy (adding some of the stock a bit at a time if necessary).
Serve hot topped with a handful of grated cheddar cheese.