Skinny Cream of Broccoli Soup
with Cheddar and Croutons


  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 1/2 pounds broccoli, stems peeled and separated from florets, all roughly chopped. (If using frozen broccoli, two 16-ounce bags.)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 t pepper (black, white or red pepper all work fine)
  • 8-10 cup low-fat or non-fat chicken broth
  • 1 cup fat-free half and half

Garnishes for Serving

  • Finely grated sharp cheddar cheese (1 teaspoon per bowl)
  • Fat-free seasoned croutons (5-6 per bowl)
  • Fat-free Greek yogurt (a nice dollop per bowl, optional)
  • Pepitas (toasted squash seeds), sunflower seeds, pine nuts or sliced almonds (1/2 teaspoon per bowl)


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