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.

"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


I made this last night and it turned out very well. I didn't have any carrot and only just a bit of onion and celery so I used what I had and then added some onion powder and celery seed. This worked well. I also used someone else's suggestion and blended 1/2 of the soup in the blender rather than mashing.


This soup is amazing and really versatile! It ends up making it's way into my meal list just about every week it's so good. I make a few changes, though, to solve the cheese clumping problem and lower the fat. I use low fat plain yogurt in place of the sour cream and a low fat mix of shredded gouda/mozzerella at the end. (I've never had a lot of luck with low fat cheddar...) I also reduce the amount of cheese called for in the recipe by between 50% and 75%. I haven't ever had a problem with the cheese clumping or sticking since I made these modifications. I've also made the soup without celery and without sour cream/yogurt. While it's very, very best with the yogurt, it also tastes great without this ingredient if you don't have it on hand.


Tasty soup! Not as heavy/thick as your typical broccoli and cheese soup, but perfect healthier version. Next time I'd add a little more cheese to bring out the cheese flavor a bit more. Great with french bread for sopping. Yum!


This is a super yummy soup!!!! I added slightly more cayenne pepper and blended the ingredients in a food processor...overall very easy to make. Love it!


this soupwas very and my friend made it and we needed another serving...yum


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