I think this recipe is equally great without the cheese.
Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup
From EatingWell: September/October 2007
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.
56 Reviews for Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup
Loved this soup! Tried it as an app at a dinner party. Everyone loved it and two people asked for the recipe! A great way to enjoy brocolli cheddar soup without the guilt!
This has just become a favorite. I have an old standby cream of broccoli soup recipe, but I am trading it in for this one because it is so much lower in fat and takes only a few minutes to make. I also added a 1/4 tsp dry mustard as that is what my old standby recipe calls for. Love the idea of using frozen broccoli so you could get broccoli locally and in season then freeze it.
I added a little sauted onion. This is delicious - my friends and husband thought it was the regular fat-laden soup. I still haven't told my husband the secret ingredient!