May 12, 2010

All About the Cheese

Guess what I have for you tonight?
A new recipe for you to try!

When I find a new recipe that my family loves,
I totally get excited. Maybe a little too excited.
Is that weird?

Well, anyway.

My lovely friends, this cheesy recipe is:
very filling,
most importantly,
good for you.
So, I just had to share it with you.

Anybody out there love cheese as much as I do?
Oh gracious, I probably love it a little too much.
Anyway, when I was looking through new recipes
to try out, I saw the word "cheese"
and that was it, I was sold.

Let me just show you what we had for dinner tonight:


Yummy! It was oh so good. And healthy!
Oh yeah, I already said that.

You know what else is great about this recipe?
It takes 25 minutes to prepare and cook.
Are you sold?

I can assure you, if you are a cheese-lover
like me, you will love this recipe.


Broccoli & cheese Soup
(servings: 4; Weight Watchers Points: 4 per serving)

You will need:

-2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup(s) onion(s)
-16 oz frozen chopped broccoli
- 29 oz canned chicken broth
- 4 oz Kraft Velveeta Light Reduced-Fat Cheese
- 1/2 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup(s) water
- 1/4 cup(s) cornstarch

How to:

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add onion and cook 3 minutes, until soft. Add broccoli
and broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium
and simmer 3 minutes, until broccoli is tender.

2. Reduce heat to low, add cheese and stir until
cheese melts; stir in milk and garlic powder.

3. Whisk together water and cornstarch. Add mixture
to pan and simmer 2 minutes, until thick. Serve hot.
Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

Easy, easy! Now it's your turn.


Josh wanted to add jalapenos to part of the recipe,
because he wanted to add a little zing to the soup.
So, I split the recipe in half, and added a
chopped jalapeno {without the seeds!} in with the onion.

And, I have to admit
{since I kept telling Josh how gross that would be},
it was a good addition to the recipe.
Very, very yummy!
But it was a little too spicy for me, so I stuck
to the regular boring ol' broccoli & cheese soup.

And, Noah, he was diggin' the soup.
He finished a whole bowl of it!

Hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we did!



Kasey said...

Ohhh! I love cheese too! I would love to try this recipe. I bet Grace would really go for this because she loves broccoli and cheese! Thank you for sharing. And thanks for your comment on my post. I'm sure Grace will despise me one day when she sees that I posted those pictures. Haha! But it'll be okay. You never know, Noah might surprise you and make it real easy.

Melanie Lyons said...

Yum, today is chilly so makes soup sound extra nice. Will have to add that to the menu for next week!