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Broccoli-Cheese Chowder

Winter 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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This satisfying remake of broccoli chowder benefits from the creamy texture of cooked potatoes and smooth, tangy reduced-fat sour cream instead of getting its richness from as much as a cup each of cream and cheese. Not only is the flavor vibrant, but a single serving gives you over half of the daily recommendation for vitamin C.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I love this soup, as it was a hit with my family as well. However, instead of doing the hand mash of the veggies I did a mid-level puree of about 1/3 and I added more chicken stock, as a "chowder" was just too chunky. Overall the flavors...
Broccoli-Cheese Chowder

95 Reviews for Broccoli-Cheese Chowder

10/25/2010
Anonymous

I've been looking forward to making this for quite sometime, as I'm ardent lover of broccoli. Add to that all the fantastic reviews, and I thought for sure that this would be fantastic. To begin, I did alter the recipe-I used regular (not reduced sodium) chicken broth, plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream (a substitution that always works fabulously) and sharp cheddar rather than reduced-fat cheese (and added more than the mere 1 cup). The broth and cheese in particular should have enhanced the flavor, which ended up being mildly disappointing. I'm not so sure I liked the potato added in (love broccoli soup, love potato-but not sure about the marriage of the two). It seemed to give the chowder a mealy consistency. All in all, the best I can say about this one is that it was "okay".

-Brandy

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10/20/2010
Anonymous

My whole family loved this soup and the only complaint was that there wasn't any leftover. To make it a bit smoother, I didn't take a cup out to mash, but instead used my portable mixer to blend it all in the pot for a minute. I'll double the recipe next time.

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10/20/2010

I added some chopped ham and added the cheese in the plate. I served it with fresh bread which I ate "french-style" (putting the bread pieces in the soup with cheese on top).

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10/13/2010
Anonymous

LOVE this soup! I will be making this again!

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10/13/2010
Anonymous

Tasted Great and was easy to make. Only modifications I made was I used extra broccoli, a little bit more than 1 cup of cheese, and some ground pepper to season the veggies as they were sauteing at the beginning. Will make again!!

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