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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

01/12/2010
Anonymous

This is a great base for an excellent soup! I made a few modifications as I was going along to suit my needs and taste.I added more chicken broth to thin it out a bit and mashed a bit more than called for. I would also suggest blending a portion instead, but I have no dishwasher so mashing worked fine with less cleanup! I used regular cheese and was careful not to let the soup get too hot as that leads to "stringy" cheese and it was fine. It will be my go-to recipe for broccoli cheddar soup!
My cheese-hating boyfriend even ventured a taste!

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01/07/2010
Anonymous

I just made this recipe for the first time and am SO impressed. I always made my great-aunt's broccoli cheese soup, which was full of butter, lots of cheese & even a can of condensed cheddar soup. LOTS of fat & calories. And yet, this HEALTHY recipe beats the old one by a landslide!!! I am sure I'll have this recipe memorized in no time, as I'll be making it on a very regular basis. :)

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01/05/2010

I can't count the times I've made this soup. It's a stable in our house as both my husband and I love it. Have to admit that I use regular cheese as the low fat stuff just doesn't cut it ;-).

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01/05/2010
Anonymous

I made this soup for the first time last night and it turned out to be delicious. The only thing I had a problem with was I noticed the vegetables started to burn after the last 10 minutes of sautéing before adding the chicken broth. Also, it says “6 servings” but I think a better estimate is 3-4. Other than that, it turned out great and I will definitely make this again. In fact, I am looking forward to the leftovers today for lunch!

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12/29/2009
Anonymous

The flavor is great, but the low fat cheese didn't melt quite as it should have and the texture ended up a little weird.

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