Lisa’s Cream of Broccoli Soup

creamofbroccoli(web)Now that it’s officially fall, we all love a good creamy soup that doesn’t stretch the waistline. Lisa Corrado of Lisa Corrado Nutrition suggests this creamy soup gets its texture from evaporated skim milk, rather than heavy cream. You’ll find cans of evaporated skim milk where you find sweetened condensed milk, but don’t confuse the two! This freezes beautifully, so make extra.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Makes about 2 quarts

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 cups low-sodium chicken stock

1 medium onion, chopped

1½ cups evaporated skim milk

2 bay leaves

¼ teaspoons each salt & pepper

1½ pounds frozen broccoli florets

Directions

Heat oil in large stock pot.  Sauté onion and bay leaves until onion is golden, about 8 minutes.  Add broccoli and sauté for 1 minute.

Add chicken stock, bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until broccoli is tender and still bright green, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly, and remove bay leaves.

Using a stick blender or a regular blender, carefully purée mixture until smooth.  Stir in evaporated milk and season with salt & pepper. Reheat over medium heat until hot through and serve.

Download the printable Cream of Broccoli Soup PDF and bring it to the store for shopping! 

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