If you want a great-tasting broccoli cheese soup that won't require cholesterol medication, try this recipe which cleverly disguises a lot of veggies and tricks the taste buds. If you want, top with shredded cheese at the end. This soup freezes well.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut broccoli florets into small pieces and reserve. Dice the stems into pieces.

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  • Place bacon in a stockpot and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and reserve the grease in the pot.

  • Cook broccoli stems, carrots, celery, onion, and coconut oil in the pot over medium heat until softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add flour; stir for 2 minutes. Pour in stock, beans, mustard, salt, cayenne, and black pepper. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook until flavors blend, about 10 minutes.

  • Fill blender halfway with the soup. Cover and hold lid down with a potholder; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend until smooth. Pour into another pot. Repeat with remaining soup. Add the reserved broccoli florets and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Dice the bacon and sprinkle over soup.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to substitute garbanzo beans for the Northern beans.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 11.6g 23% DV; carbohydrates 29.6g 10% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 6.1mg 2% DV; sodium 1246.6mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2019
I made this soup yesterday and it was delicious! My husband doesn't like the all cheesy broccoli soup so this was just what I was looking for and he loved it! the kids did too but was a bit spicy for them. I think next time I will just skip adding the cayenne pepper although I liked the kick it added! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2019
This was excellent! I typically do not like blended soup but this one was so rich and full of flavor that I gobbled it right on up. Made as written and no changes needed whatsoever! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2019
I made this soup yesterday and it was delicious! My husband doesn't like the all cheesy broccoli soup so this was just what I was looking for and he loved it! the kids did too but was a bit spicy for them. I think next time I will just skip adding the cayenne pepper although I liked the kick it added! Read More
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