Broccoli, White Bean & Cheddar Soup

A warm, comforting soup, with about 150 calories per serving.

Broccoli, White Bean & Cheddar Soup
Source: © EatingWell Magazine
Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes 6 servings, scant 1 cup each
Broccoli, white beans and Cheddar blend together deliciously in this quick and healthy soup.

INGREDIENTS

1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 cup water
1 pound broccoli crowns, trimmed and chopped (about 6 cups)
1 14-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
DIRECTIONS

Bring
broth and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add
broccoli, cover and continue cooking until tender, about 8 minutes.
Stir in beans, salt and pepper and continue cooking until the beans are
heated through, about 1 minute.

Transfer
half the mixture to a blender with half the cheese and puree. (Use
caution when pureeing hot liquids). Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with the
remaining broccoli mixture and cheese. Serve warm.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Nutrition Information
6 servings, scant 1 cup each - Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 153 Fat. Total: 7g Carbohydrates, Total: 15g
Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 437mg Protein: 11g
Fiber: 6g % Cal. from Fat: 41% Fat, Saturated: 4g

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