Creamy Broccoli Carrot Cheddar Soup – Healthier & Faster!

Creamy Broccoli Carrot Cheddar Soup – Healthier & Faster!

Broccoli soup

No need to ruin your diet with this soup! It’s a healthier version of the classic soup that still tastes luxurious and delicious. And, if that wasn’t enough, it’s also quick to make. Just add some crusty whole grain bread on the side, maybe a small green salad, and you’ve got a nutritious, wholesome, fantastic meal. Enjoy!

Creamy Broccoli Carrot Cheddar Soup

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 5 minutes     Cook time: 11 minutes     Total time: 16 minutes

Ingredients:

1T     Olive oil

1       Yellow onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

1 T    All-purpose flour

1 t     Kosher sea salt

3 C    2% or, fat-free milk

2t      Cornstarch

1 C    Carrots, shredded into 3” long pieces (I buy store-bought shreds in packages)

1 ½ C Mild Cheddar cheese (6 oz.), finely grated

3 C     Broccoli florets, chopped small

Garnish with fresh green leaf of your choice, if desired

 

Directions:

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Stir in onion, flour and salt. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is soft.

In small bowl, stir milk and cornstarch with wire whisk until smooth. Gradually stir into onion mixture. Add carrots and cook 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently, until thick and bubbly.

Stir in cheese. Cook about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted. Stir in broccoli. Cook about 1 minute or, until hot and fork tender, stirring occasionally.

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