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Lowfat Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 4 small/medium sized Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 head broccoli florets
  • 6 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat.
  • Add onion, carrots, and celery and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until veggies are soft.
  • Add the broccoli and simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Whisk flour and milk together in a small bowl and pour into the soup. Stir to combine and continue to stir as soup thickens.
  • Stir in the cheese until melted. Add salt and pepper.