Simple Skinny Broccoli Soup

   

A while back I bought a really nice rice cooker. It set us back enough that I was determined to get more use out of it than just making the occasional pot of rice. For months I made as many things as I could in the rice cooker, and this was one of the easier (and lighter) recipes from that time. There is no reason you can’t do this on the stove top though! I originally made this soup at 4 servings, but my boyfriend and I ending up splitting the whole thing. If you serve it between 4 people it’s only about 100 calories per bowl (which is why it’s so easy to have two).

 

Simple Skinny Broccoli Soup
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups of water
  2. 1 bouillon cube
  3. 2 cups of chopped broccoli florets
  4. 2 medium yellow potatoes, chopped
  5. 1/2 onion, chopped
  6. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  8. 1 teaspoon dried sage
  9. 2 tablespoons of cream cheese (can use low-fat or fat-free cream cheese if you like)
  10. Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Dump everything but the cream cheese into the rice cooker and start it. You can see the process for making this soup is going to be very complicated!
  2. When the vegetables are soft, either use an immersion blender (careful not to scratch up your rice cooker!) or transfer the soup to a food processor to puree.
  3. Stir in the cream cheese until it’s melted throughout. Salt and pepper to your liking.
Calories
  1. 200
Notes
  1. You can use 4 cups of stock in place of the water/bouillon. You can also use fresh herbs in place of the dried, but you’ll want to up the teaspoons to tablespoons.
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2 comments on “Simple Skinny Broccoli Soup”

  1. doublemarked says:

    I cooked this the other night and found it great. Extremely fast and tasty.

    1. goudamonster says:

       @doublemarked Woot – I’m glad to hear you liked it! :]

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