Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

Mmmm, good! This creamy-tasting soup, is a Recipe Makeover, made lower-fat than a traditional cheesy broccoli soup.

Per serving: 150 calories, 5g fat and 3g sat fat.

Saves: 150 calories, 16g fat and 10.5g sat fat.


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Serves: 12 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins

Yield: 12 x 1-cup servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

Broccoli Cheese Soup and other creamy soups are generally loaded with calories, fat, saturated fat, and sodium. For a healthier soup, this made-over recipe replaces the higher-calorie ingredients and uses skim milk, low-fat cheese, less butter, and reduced-sodium broth. Enjoy this soup, guilt-free!

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 4 Tbsp butter (or buttery spread)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cup fat-free milk
  • 16 oz frozen chopped broccoli
  • 2 cup raw peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
  • 2 cup milk
  • 16 oz frozen chopped broccoli
  • 2 cup peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1 lb processed cheese food, cubed (such as Velveeta)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder


Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat, add onion and cook until tender. Add flour; stir until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Heat until slightly thickened. Add milk, broccoli and potatoes.

Cook over low heat about 15 minutes or until broccoli and potatoes are tender. Stir in seasonings and cheese (reserving some cheese for the garnish, if desired).


Serve with a sandwich, or a salad and a crusty roll, if desired.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Thanks to Recipe courtesy of 3-A-Day of Dairy -

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 150 cals
Kilojoules 628 kJ
Fat 5.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 402 mg
Carbohydrates 16.2 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Total Sugars 5.0 g
Protein 8.7 g
Calcium 181.0 mg
CALORIES 300 cals
Kilojoules 1,256 kJ
Fat 21.0 g
Saturated Fat 13.5 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Sodium 821 mg
Carbohydrates 19.0 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Total Sugars 6.3 g
Protein 11.0 g
Calcium 259.0 mg
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