Broccoli, white beans and Cheddar blend together deliciously in this quick and healthy soup.
|Prep Time:||20 minutes|
|Ready in:||20 minutes|
|Yield:||6 servings, scant 1 cup each|
|Ease of Prep:||Easy|
|1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth|
|1 cup water|
|1 pound broccoli crowns , trimmed and chopped (about 6 cups)|
|1 14-ounce can cannellini beans , rinsed|
|1/4 teaspoon salt|
|1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper|
|1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese|
- Bring broth and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add broccoli, cover and continue cooking until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in beans, salt and pepper and continue cooking until the beans are heated through, about 1 minute.
- Transfer half the mixture to a blender with half the cheese and puree. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with the remaining broccoli mixture and cheese. Serve warm.
Health Advantages: low calorie, low carb, high fiber, low sat fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, high calcium, heart healthy, healthy weight.
|Servings Per Recipe: 6|
|Amount Per serving|
|Calories:||153 cal||Carbohydrate Servings:||1/2|
|Carbohydrates:||15 g||Dietary Fiber:||6 g||Cholesterol:||21 mg|
|Fat:||7 g||Sodium:||437 mg||Saturated Fat:||4 g|
|Protein:||11 g||Potassium:||435 mg||Monounsaturated Fat:||0 g|
|Nutrition Bonus:||Vitamin C (94% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Calcium (21% dv).|
|Exchanges:||1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat|