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Low fat Broccoli Cheese Soup

Updated: Wednesday, April 23 2014, 10:23 AM CDT
Made by: Hope Danielson, Health & Wellness Director-County Market

Ingredients:
•    1 Bag of Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Broccoli Florets
•    2 cans of 98% fat free cream of celery soup
•    1 can of 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
•    1-2 cups of nonfat milk (add to desired thickness)
•    8 oz. of reduced fat cheddar (mild, medium, sharp, whichever you prefer)
•    1/8 tsp. garlic powder
•    1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
•    Garlic croutons (optional)

Directions:
1.    Microwave broccoli according to package directions.
2.    In large saucepan, mix all 3 cans of soup with desired amount of milk. Add cheese, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Cook on medium low, stirring  often.
3.    Add cooked broccoli to saucepan; mash broccoli with potato masher or blend with handheld immersion blender.
4.    Continue cooking until cheese is melted.
5.    Serve with garlic croutons.

This recipe aired March 18, 2013.
Low fat Broccoli Cheese Soup


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