RecipeCreamy Broccoli Soup

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total Fat: 0.5
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Total Sugar: 3 g
    • Natural Sugar: 3 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 125 mg
Good For

This Creamy Broccoli Soup features a slew of health-promoting ingredients—broccoli, which is rich in antioxidants and fiber; protein-packed Greek yogurt and white beans, also rich in bone-building calcium; and onions, which boast antioxidants and anti-inflammatories as well. Not to mention, onions are a source of prebiotics, which feed the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in our gut and help promote healthy digestion. It’s a slurp-worthy soup you can feel good about enjoying.

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This recipe makes 7 cups
  • • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • • ½ cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
  • • 1 garlic clove, minced (or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • • 4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth or stock
  • • 5 cups roughly chopped broccoli florets (one 12-ounce bag)
  • • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed (preferably low sodium)
  • • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • • ½ cup nonfat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt

Liberally coat a large saucepan with oil spray and warm over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened and slightly browned, about 7 minutes.

Add the celery, garlic, and pepper and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more oil spray if the pan becomes too dry.

Add the broth, cover, and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli and reduce the heat to medium; cover and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the beans and cook for 5 more minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally. Mix in the nutmeg.

Place an immersion blender into the soup and blend until the desired consistency is reached, or transfer the soup carefully to a blender or food processor. Add the yogurt for extra creaminess and continue to blend. You can make the soup completely smooth or leave some texture, depending on your preference. Also, you can certainly skip the yogurt if you follow a dairy-free diet (1 cup soup without yogurt is just 90 calories).

Nutrition provided for 1 cup; adjust accordingly for larger portions.