Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Low Fat Broccoli Cheese Soup (Serves 4)

1.   Place broccoli and 3/4 cup water in microwave safe dish, Microwave broccoli until fork tender (about 6 min on high).
2.   Meanwhile in saucepan, saute shallots until clear.
3.   When clear, add flour to pan and stir until flour cooked Add broth and 1/2 cup of broccoli water and 1/4 of broccoli spears.
4.   Mash entire mixture with a potato masher.
5.   Bring to a rapid boil.
6.   Boil for about 3-5 minutes.
7.   Decrease heat, add rest of broccoli spears (whole), half and half and cheese.
8.   Stir until cheese melts.
9.   Season to taste with salt and pepper and enjoy.

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