Cheesy Broccoli Soup



1/4 cupwater
2 1/2 cupsfrozen chopped broccoli
3 tablespoonsflour
1/4 teaspoons onion or garlic powder
1/8 teaspoonsground black pepper
3 tablespoonsmargarine
2 cupsnonfat milk
4 slices (3 ounces)American cheese
6 to 8 dropshot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco) (optional)


  1. Heat water to boiling in 3 quart saucepan. Add broccoli. Cover and cook 1-2 minutes.
  2. Pour broccoli onto a dinner plate or cutting board (water will have cooked away). Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, onion or garlic powder, and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Add margarine to saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add flour mixture and stir with whisk or fork until well mixed.
  5. Gradually stir in milk. Stir constantly with whisk to keep sauce smooth. Cook over medium heat (stirring or whisking a few times) until thick and bubbly (about 4 to 5 minutes). Cut broccoli into pieces while milk mixture is cooking.
  6. Add broccoli to sauce and turn heat to low. Add cheese slices. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately. Add hot sauce to taste if desired.

Nutrition information:

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings Per Container
Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 220

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 320mg
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars
Protein 10g

Vitamin D 0mcg
Calcium 16mg
Iron 0mg
Potassium 27mg

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient In a serving Of food contributes To a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day Is used For general nutrition advice.

NA* - We are currently In the process Of integrating the New FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information Is Not currently avaliable For the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.

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