Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup

September/October 2007

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White beans pureed into this broccoli soup make it extra creamy so you don't need heaps of cheese to do the job. Serve with a crunchy whole-grain roll and a glass of winter ale.

"This was easy to make and tasted good. First, I doubled the recipe. I sauteed a large sweet onion and 4 cloves of garlic, then added 1 qt. of low-sodium chicken broth. Instead of water, I used the cannellini beans, undrained. I blended...
Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup

56 Reviews for Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup


I read the previous reviews for this recipe and made the following changes: I sauteed 1 cup of onion and 4 cloves of garlic, used all low-sodium organic chicken broth and no water, added 1 tsp. poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon each Herbes du Provance, tarragon, and thyme. I cooked it according to the recipe and used an immersion blender to puree it all. When serving, I garnished with 1 tablespoon of fat-free sour cream and 1/2 strip of thick-cut, cooked & crumbled apple wood smoked bacon. This soup was absolutely sublime! Rich & flavorful, thick and satisfying!! With the changes & additions I made, here is the nutritional information: Per serving: 250 calories; 12 g fat (4.5 g sat , 0 g mono); 25 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 6 g fiber; 567 mg sodium; 435 mg potassium.
My hubby and I LOVED this soup! It was so easy & quick to put together. It tastes so indulgent! I highly recommend this recipe!

Easy and quick to make, delicious!
Broccoli, Cannelini bean soup

Like a lot of recipes on this site, they sometimes lack flavor. I find some good seasoning make a dish more satisfying. Added a tiny bit of butter (1 teaspoon), a chopped leeks and sweated the leek and broccoli for a few mintues. Added the beans, dried thyme and a pinch of cayenne.

Simple recipe
Beautiful, healthy dish…superb

My family loves it. I made a double batch and placed it in small containers so I can bring it to work every day this week for lunch. It is low on calories and high on taste, not an easy combination to get at times. This is a great recipe to consider if dairy is an issue for your tummy. The beans make the soup creamy after it is pureed, so you are not giving up on the creamy comfort soup brings to your palate.

Easy and quick to make.
So tasty

Delicious! I've been trying to find a healthy recipe for creamy vegetable soups for awhile, but they're all SO bland. This one, however, was quite tasty.

I didn't have white pepper so I used black and it tasted fine, and I followed some other reviewers and sautéed some onion (~1/2 cup diced) and garlic (2 cloves) before adding water and broth, but I'm pretty sure the soup still would have been good without it. Also garnished with a touch of parm.

Delicious, light, so easy to make, quick

My husband is so picky when it comes to recipes that are "healthy" but he (and I) absolutely loved this! Will definitely make this again, doubling the recipe to have leftovers.


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