Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Foodie Resolution Week #12 of 52: {Lowfat} Broccoli Cheese Soup

Because they should be paying me to lavish them with praises by now... this is a Blendtec recipe but can easily be done with a high powered food processor. I receive Blendtec emails and follow them on Pinterest {they have giveaways for blenders! follow them!}, so sometimes I pin a recipe or two I definitely have to try.

Broccoli cheese soup was easily on the list when I read it had seven ingredients, most of which are optional. No cream in this soup, and it can easily be made vegan if the cheese is omitted. Frankly, adding the cheese inside was pointless because I didn't taste it over the broccoli. Instead, I'd just add it to the top and serve with grilled cheese (like I did) to really take advantage of the cheesy goodness.

I liked it, but it's obviously not the fatty Panera Bread kind. Though if you want that, just add cream, right? It was a great way to get in those veggies and a yummy dipper for my grilled cheese. I made this exactly on recipe and added 1/4 tsp. of dry mustard because I have a slight obsession with it.

Oh, and because the kiddo was napping, I totally schlepped my blender of broccoli + other ingredients down to the basement so I wouldn't wake him. I'm one of those moms now. I guess the basement is good for something... being a buffer zone for high-powered blenders that sound like lawnmowers.

5 comments:

LauraJane said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you moved your blending operations to accommodate a napping boy. You're totally "that" mom. ha!

Ps. I opened this window, went to follow Blendtec on Pinterest, pinned some delicious drink recipes and then came back here 15 minutes later, having completely lost track of what I'm doing. ha. totally random. :0

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

You Totally should be getting comped by Blendtec!

Teresa said... [Reply to comment]

We just made broccoli and cheese soup the other night! But...umm..the fatty Panera kind :-) At least it had half and half, that's better than cream, right?!? For some reason, though, Nick can't get over the texture of completely blended soups (unless it's baked potato...haha). I used a Cooks Illustrated recipe to make a soup like this and he called it baby food...ouch! (Of course, this was before we had Caitlin and started making "gourmet" baby food ;) )

Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

I used to blend Ns food in our master bathroom when he was asleep. no joke. Babies sleeping is serious.

Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

I used to blend Ns food in our master bathroom when he was asleep. no joke. Babies sleeping is serious.