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Broccoli and Chicken Noodle Soup
Traditional broccoli cheese soups often have more than 16 grams of fat and 2,000 milligrams of sodium per serving. This soup offers a healthier alternative without sacrificing the delicious flavor. If the broccoli florets are large, break them into smaller pieces at the stalk instead of chopping them; they'll cook more quickly. Thin the soup with milk if needed when reheating.
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- Calories: 320
- Calories from fat: 0.0%
- Fat: 12.7g
- Saturated fat: 4.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 4.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
- Protein: 29.2g
- Carbohydrate: 22.1g
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Cholesterol: 71mg
- Iron: 1.4mg
- Sodium: 696mg
- Calcium: 301mg
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1.1 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
- 4 cups 1% low-fat milk
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
- 3 ounces uncooked vermicelli, broken into 2-inch pieces
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded light processed cheese
- 4 cups (1-inch) cubed cooked chicken breast
- 3 cups small broccoli florets
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally.
- 2. Reduce heat to medium; add canola oil to mushroom mixture, stirring to com-bine. Sprinkle flour over mushroom mixture; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually add milk and broth, stirring constantly with a whisk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
- 3. Stir pasta into mushroom mixture; cover and cook 10 minutes.
- 4. Add cheese to mushroom mixture, stirring until cheese melts. Add chicken and remaining ingredients to cheese mixture; cover and cook 5 minutes or until broccoli is tender and soup is thoroughly heated.
- Young Chefs can:
- Measure sliced mushrooms and broccoli
- Help break vermicelli into pieces
- Older Chefs can:
- Add vermicelli to mushroom mixture with adult supervision
- Add chicken and broccoli to cheese mixture with adult supervision
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