Thanks so much for continuing to put the old WW points values on everything. * Same goes for crock pot cooking. It's so tasty and freezes great! It seems everyone has their own copycat version of Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe from Panera Bread. I am an American living in Canada and totally love American cheese. Gina- your site is AMAZING! He is diabetic and this low fat no heavy cream soup helps him keep his blood sugar on the right track. What can I change in this recipe to reduce the sodium? Also, I did not have any sour cream in the fridge. It sounds so good and I would love to try it!Thank You! Thanks! This was wonderful! I will definitely be making this again! This is a wonderful soup: hubby and I enjoyed it as both a light super or a hearty lunch! I just made this for dinner tonight. It was so delicious! Just made it and it was hard not to eat it all!! Making Filipino Chicken tomorrow night, so I broiled a few pieces of chicken that I had left after prepping. I belong to a 4 person card group, my turn is in April and this recipe is on the menu -thank you for this recipe. Delish! I bought a huge bag of frozen broccoli florets and was looking for a soup to use them in, so this recipe was perfect! Mine came out to more like 3 servings. Thanks!! Doubled the batch and added two extra cups of vegetable broth based on many of the comments I read here. Thank you for this recipe and your recipe plans. I have been making your recipes for a few years. Stir 1/4 cup of the grated Parmesan into the soup, and serve the soup topped with the remaining cheese. Made this for lunch/dinner today. I know it would mildly affect the flavor, but was thinking the consistency might be similar? I can't wait to try this. Thank you so much for sharing great details. I tried it today along with 4 other recipes of yours, and I must say that Im in love Thank you Gina. The only thing I did different was almond milk instead of fat free. There's something undeniably appealing about this creamy broccoli-cheese soup on a chilly winter's day. I used a food mill to get them out, worked great. But, was absolutely delish and never going to panera for this again! A keeper! And so quick to make, I just love this one! You should use the recipe builder. A few other favorites of mine are Cream of Chicken and Mushroom Soup, Dad’s Creamy Cauliflower Soup and Cream of Asparagus Leek Soup with Creme Fraiche. Great recipe. Add broccoli, milk and pepper and cook, covered, 10 more minutes. I live in regional Australia and I can’t get ahold of American cheese. I added some cayenne powder (cuz I like it spicy) and a squeeze of lime juice right at the end… I can't wait to try your other recipes! A few other favorites of mine are Cream of Chicken and Mushroom Soup, Dad’s Creamy Cauliflower Soup and Cream of Asparagus Leek Soup … P. S. – I made it with cream for low carb. . You just mix it with hot water. Extremely yummy and I've even added other veggies on hand. This soup was delicious. When I calculate the points I get 7 (OLD) points though… still making again!! Thanks Gina! You can always sprinkle a little on your own bowl later. Is the american cheese vital? I didnt have the parm so subbed in 1/3 a cup of white cheddar and didnt use the cheese slices in the recipe. Recipe as is, except added a pinch of Trader Joes 21 Seasoning. I'm trying to make healthy meals ahead of time, but I'm not sure how a creamy soup would freeze…. Used a couple of peoples' tips of using 1/2 cauliflower & 1/2 potatoes, as well as using a potato masher instead of an immersion blender… worked out perfectly. I also left it more chunky than shown in pictures. I can honestly say I like it better than with the potatoes (first time I made it – only potatoes; second time – one potato, 1/2 head of cauliflower; this time – only cauliflower). It’s been 10 minutes COVERED on low and they are still firm. Loved this recipe!! I didn’t have celery so I used just a smidge of celery seeds. I may try again with some modifications like adding cooked broccoli at the very end and using low fat american cheese for more of that mac and cheese taste. Thanks! It was still delicious! I was a little short on fresh broccoli, so mine was a little bit thinner than the picture. Thank you again. What Can I do better for the next time? I prefer the more broth-type soups of Gina’s but this one does not disappoint. I've used it in soup before. soup was delicious. Very good. Can this recipe be adapted? Broccoli Cheese Soup – dinner is ready in 30 minutes with this comforting, creamy, hearty soup that’s a meal by itself. My 6 year daughter even loves it! Looks delish! Just made it tonight it was delicious! 4) Cooked soup for 6 minutes on high pressure then a natural release for about 20-25 minutes. American cheese is Kraft slices. Everyone that tries it wants another bowl! . Made the soup today. Didn’t miss the cream at all. Used 2% milk instead of fat free, and Colby jack cheese instead of reduced fat cheddar. Thanks for the great recipes, Gina! I keep a container in my freezer and add to it until I have enough to make some stock. All I did was double the recipe except cheese and milk. Have a great week. It was great!! Add broccoli stalks and potato pieces to pot and stir to coat in butter. I just realized today that just about everything I make is a Skinnytaste recipe, either from the website or your 2 cookbooks – I can’t wait for the new one! Using the 1 1/3 measurement per serving I only ended up with 4 servings for some reason. It worked great and I couldn’t tell a difference in the taste. Gina, I’d love a substitute for the broccoli. I have two holiday parties this week and everything I'm making is going to be WW friendly! This is going on the "favorite list" at my house. Easy to prepare but delicious taste. Thanks Gina! Thanks!! Great idea to do this with veggies for vegetarians, thanks for your tip! My florets are taking forever to cook. I tried using the immersion blender to get them smooth, but they were still there. Gosh! I made this soup yesterday and it was so easy and full of flavor! I'm gluten intolerant, though–could a cornstarch/water mixture be used instead of the flour to thicken the soup? Soup is delicious, great recipe! Just made my first batch! Any problems with that in this recipe? Gina I've made the soup before and loved it. Made this over the weekend and swapped out the potatoes for cauliflower. My sister and I call this Crack Soup because it is so addictive! I'm somewhat vegetarian and I am always looking for tasty recipes and I just love soups. It is so creamy and melts really well – only 1pt+ for two portions! My family and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this soup exactly as it’s written!! Gina, I have a recipe similar to this one and I use non-fat evaporated milk as a substitute for the skim milk… makes it taste even more rich and creamy! I also had to use a blender which takes a bit more time. Weight Watchers has an website on which you can build a recipe to find the number of points. Light and fantastic flavour! I LOVED it! Everything i've tried making has been great from this website!! Gina,I made this soup tonight and boy oh boy did it get eaten fast!!!! And so easy, too! Gina, I've seen you mention before that you use Cabot cheese. I would love to decrease the carbs just a little. This was so amazing! Thank'u for all your delicious recipies!! I absolutely love your website! I brought some over to the graandkids and my granddaughter loved it. I opted not to blend it at the end because the soup was plenty thick already and I like the chunks of broccoli in it. Low temps starting to dip into the high 40s in the great southeast, so that means soup season where I live! This soup reminds me of those after school meals I would make for myself. Thank you all the way from Hong Kong. This soup was AMAZING!!! One of my favorite monthly family recipes! The potatoes and the blending really add body without it feeling heavy. I read another comment that said they did and it worked. I crave it every day and my kids (7,12,17) all LOVED IT. Made this last night for lunch for the week! also, i realized later that i left the garlic out by accident and it was still really yummy! Lunch was delicious! Just made it for dinner – added an extra carrot, celery stalk, onion powder, garlic powder and extra broth. Also, I only had one potato. I also used only one cup of cheddar and no American cheese. This soup is always a family favorite. . Very good! I love soup! Still came out amazing! Do you think that would work in this recipe as opposed to the potatoes? I would: 1. skip the celery and replace it with a bit more broccoli. It is sooo AMazing! I make beef stock less often than chicken/veg because the bones are typically more expensive, but if you have enough than maybe try it with oxtails added! It turned out great. I didn’t see slices pictured in your ingredients. This was ABSOLUTELY delicious and incredibly easy. How did you get 9? Mine also comes up as 2pts…??? The soup was delicious! Thank you! My husband & I gobbled up the whole pot in one sitting so I shared it on Facebook and Pinned it. He came home for a bowl and said it’s his favourite of all the soups I gave been making these past wintry weeks. Hi Gina, first of all – thank you so much for all your recipes!! A great way to eat more broccoli. We haven't gone wrong yet with any one of them! How long will it stay good and how long until I can freeze it? I make the original WW version of this soup, in fact I made a batch yesterday – it’s so delicious and freezes nicely. This soup was really delicious! So delicious! Did top it with cheese. Not sure how this freezes with the cheese. It came out to about 150 calories for a cup and it made 6 cups. I grated the carrots in zest side of the grater so you'd still get the flavor but not the huge chunks. Made this for the first time, absolutely delicious. It is similar to our Kraft cheese slices. I omitted one potato and instead used rutabega TO LOWER the carbs. We just tried this soup last night. Made from fresh broccoli, creamy cheddar cheese, and loaded with flavor, you will have a new favorite on your hands. This is the second recipe I tried from Gina's site. I can’t wait to try this recipe, but more importantly I need to know where is this beautiful and gorgeous wooden spoon from?…. Gina, My husband and I are loving your recipes. Would love to try it but not sure how it will turn out! This soup is amazing! I used vegetarian broth and 2% fairlife milk as it has more protein and less sugar but other than that stuck to the recipe. I made this recipe on a cold and rainy spring day and it was perfect. Let me show you one of my family’s best soup recipes that comes very close to the Panera Bread version. How does this differ from the recipe? Cover and simmer 5 minutes. I made it for my family to sample so that I could make soup for a friend going through chemo and my husband and I fought over the leftovers. It was FANTASTIC!!!!! Doing some food prep before the school year starts! I came across this recipe and liked all the ingredients. Was even better the next day left over for lunch. YUM!!! Pingback: 13 Freezer Meals to Make Your Dinners Easier | View From Our Terrace. This looks so delicious! I really appreciate it. Gave your recipe out several times. Can't wait to try another one. Could you make a recipe?? You’re welcome Christina! Absolutely perfect. My 2 year old just devoured an entire bowl! Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk and broth. . Please! Does anyone know if it is one stock of celery or one bunch? Adjust salt and pepper to taste. I don’t know what I did wrong but my soup was so grainy, it was not good at all. Great soup! She mentioned that broccoli and protein calm her nausea. I loved this recipe! Thanks for the recipe. Reheats wonderfully. I’m going to look up an insta pot recipe and convert to her ingredients. Thanks Gina for everything you do! Yummy! I made this in honour of snow in May. Very good and healthy. I make it often. I will definitely be making this one again. I’ve done the regular recipe, have doubled it, and just made it again and think I need to definitely triple it or maybe even quadruple it so I have loads of leftovers! This was a good one! . My son devoured it. The only points items are the following – 1/2 cup milk (2 percent) – 2 tbsp low fat sour cream – 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I calculated regular Colby shredded because thats what I have on hand) – 45 oz ff chicken stock If you add just these…. I could not find low-fat American cheese in the deli, so I used 1.5 oz of a Smokey gruyere, as I had it on had. i dont want to ruin it!! My husband and I loved the flavor of this soup but for some reason my cheese wouldn’t melt I bought a block and shredded it by hand. is it ok to use coconut milk in your recipes where milk is called for?I really LOVE your recipes and share them all the time! I used 1% milk because I had that on hand. I added an extra celery and carrot stalk, substituted cauliflower for potatoes (about 2 cups) and didn’t use any milk. Very tasty recipe and the broccolli's are rich of protien and enjoy the videos with http://www.vpnblade.com/ enjoy, We are snowed in today in Webster, NY, and I made this for lunch. The only problem was that my husband loved it too, there was none left over for lunch! This tastes so rich! You can also add a potato or some cauliflower florets which are just so great at adding extra creaminess to a soup once it’s pureed. Snow in May? Thank you so much! I'm assuming you use the 50%. Adding veggies like potatoes, beans, legumes and cauliflower into a soup and pureeing are great for adding creaminess and thickness. Thank you this was probably my favorite so far! Just finished it off today! Aunt Leslie’s Broccoli Cheese Soup. if you havnt made it, do it asap because you are missing out big timethanks for posting this recipe . Decided to try this tonight for my first time ever making a broccoli cheese soup. I made this soup in hopes that my children would love a soup other than Ramen Noodles (no such luck). The cheese and milk really wasn’t missed so bonus for less calories! Just made this tonight and it tastes AMAZING!!! 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