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Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

This Broccoli Cheese Soup is packed with veggies & uses Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream for a healthier and protein-packed comfort food on chilly nights

I read an article a few years ago that was discussing the things our fast food culture was missing out on by just grabbing and gobbling food. It talked about how eating, and feeling full, is more of a process than an instant occurrence. That’s one of the reasons we tend to eat more from the drive thru.

One of the things that really stuck with me was their description of a home-cooked meal. It’s more than just the food on the table. The meal starts with the preparation of the food. There’s the methodical chopping of vegetables and the swirling steam released from a pot of boiling water. The sound onions sizzling in a pan of melted butter and the smell of fresh herbs and vegetables caramelizing. All of those things are the build-up for the meal, like the opening acts before the main event. They create anticipation and it actually contributes to the feeling of satiation.

This Broccoli Cheese Soup is packed with veggies and uses Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream to make it a healthier and protein-packed comfort food for those chilly weeknight dinners.


I try to be mindful of that. Sometimes I stick dishes with longer cook times into my meal plan, just so I can experience the meal more than rush through it. I think that’s what makes food feel more comforting.

Soup is one of my favorites. I’ve been seeing my Facebook news feed fill up with pictures of snow and freezing temperatures across the nation. Here in Tucson, it’s been a balmy 75 degrees, which isn’t exactly soup weather, but I made soup nonetheless!

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe : So Very Blessed - This Broccoli Cheese Soup is packed with veggies and uses Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream to make it a healthier and protein-packed comfort food for those chilly weeknight dinners.

And it was exactly the experience the article was going for – onion-sizzling, broccoli chopping, steam swirling, broth simmering goodness. It made my house smell amazing!

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe : So Very Blessed - This Broccoli Cheese Soup is packed with veggies and uses Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream to make it a healthier and protein-packed comfort food for those chilly weeknight dinners.

I really love creamy soups, but I wanted to avoid using cream or half & half in this one, so instead I added Greek yogurt along with the cheese and seasonings. I’ve used my immersion blender to blend broccoli cheese soups before, but I love the added texture of the chunks of broccoli and carrot in the creamy broth, so I left them intact. The warm creaminess, along with the sharpness of the cheddar cheese made it wonderfully comforting. A toasted piece of Trader Joe’s rosemary and sea salt artisan bread was the perfect accompaniment.

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe : So Very Blessed - This Broccoli Cheese Soup is packed with veggies and uses Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream to make it a healthier and protein-packed comfort food for those chilly weeknight dinners.

I hope you all are staying warm, wherever you are!

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups finely chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a stock pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic, broccoli, and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook, stirring consistently, about 3 minutes.
  4. Slowly stir in chicken stock.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover, turn the heat down to medium low, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove pot from heat and add the cheese, yogurt, dry mustard, salt, and pepper, and stir until combined.
Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe : So Very Blessed - This Broccoli Cheese Soup is packed with veggies and uses Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream to make it a healthier and protein-packed comfort food for those chilly weeknight dinners.
This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. This looks amazing, Becky! And not difficult to make, which I'm always a fan of. :) I also love your elaboration on what meals should and could be like as opposed to the fast food experience. It's sooo true! It's one of the reasons I sometimes wish I was born in a simpler time, when society wasn't a rushrushrush gogogo culture. Can't wait to try this soup! :) We've got plenty of cold weather here to enjoy it with!

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