When we saw Green Giant's cute little portions of cheesy veggies, we couldn't WAIT to shove one into the blender. A little weird, but our love for a good soup is kind of out of control. Blend up a bowl of this cheesy-broc creation, and you'll understand...
Directions: To prepare Broccoli & Cheese Sauce, pull film back slightly to vent. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Pull film back all the way (but do not remove), and stir in cheese wedge pieces. Place film back over the tray, and microwave for an additional 45 seconds. Mix well, and allow to cool slightly. Place broccoli/cheese mixture in a blender with soymilk. Blend at medium speed until desired consistency is reached (blend very briefly if you like broccoli pieces in your soup -- blend longer for fully pureed soup). Transfer soup to your favorite microwave-safe bowl (or your second-favorite one, if your fave isn't clean). Heat soup in the microwave for 45 seconds, or until hot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Then slurp it up! MAKES 1 SERVING
Adding broccoli to a cream-based cheesy soup doesn't make it a smart choice, people. Broccoli and cheese soup is an old favorite, but restaurants like to fatty it up, BIGTIME. The folks at Quiznos serve up a bowl of broccoli-cheese goo that has 290 calories and 20g fat (EEEK!) all by its lonesome. THEN they have the nerve to serve it up in a loaf of bread covered with even MORE cheese! That "Country French Bread Bowl" clocks in at 760 calories and 26g fat! And let's not forget T.G.I. Friday's (Boo! Hiss!), whose version of this creamed veggie soup crams in 540 calories (and who knows how much fat?!). Scary stuff. If you want to indulge in a nice hot bowl of cheesy, broccoliciousness, stick with our Cheesy Broc Star Soup. We know what we're doing.
CHEW ON THIS: Today, September 30th, is National Mulled Cider Day. Whip up some of our Caramel Apple Cinnamon Surprise, and make all your pals jealous... or just make some for them, too!
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