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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Oxmoor House
Hands-On time 35 mins
Total time 45 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups soup and 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese)
This is a perfect cold-weather soup. Because it's pureed, the creamy texture and vibrant color make it appealing to most kids, and no cream is needed. It's an ideal make-ahead meal on a weekend when you have a little time to sit around and let it cook. Then on Monday night, all you have to do is reheat it and make some garlic bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped leek
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled red potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag broccoli florets, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 231
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 6.5 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 10.5 g
  • carbohydrate 35 g
  • fiber 7.4 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 640 mg
  • calcium 173 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, leek, and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and next 4 ingredients (through salt). Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in broccoli and beans; cook 8 minutes or until broccoli is tender.

  2. Place one-third of soup mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Repeat procedure twice with remaining soup mixture. Wipe pan with paper towels.

  3. Return soup to pan. Cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle evenly with cheese.

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