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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

94 Reviews for Broccoli-Cheese Chowder

09/28/2009
Anonymous

This soup was delicious! I think my grandchildren will love it. What a great way to eat healthy vegetables. It was better than soups made from more fattening ingredients. Thanks, Eating Well!

J. White, Urbana, OH

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

I see no reason for the extra expense in purchasing broccoli crowns. I just peel the stems and dice them and put them in the soup. If I have too many stems, I use them in vegetable soup. Nothing is wasted.

Angela Brant, Green Valley, AZ

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

This was pretty good, but kind of had an odd flavor - not sure why. I used an immersion blender to smooth it out a bit so it was more like a traditional cheddar broccoli soup. I'll try it again soon!

Melissa, Boston, MA

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

Great soup. I added two diced jalapeno peppers because I like it spicey. I also like it with more potato

Todd, Portland, OR

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

While fresh broccoli is best of course, frozen chopped works well too. (Adjust cooking time appropriately) I run the whole soup through a 'boat motor' to smooth it, as I'm not a big fan of the stems. When I want to be fancy, I separate some of the florets and steam them, adding as a garnish in individual bowls for serving. Also, add something like cooked turkey, chicken or smoked sausage and you have your meal.

Nancy, We

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