Easy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

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Try this Easy Cheesy Broccoli Soup recipe that comes together in no time for busy weeknights. Healthy dinner recipes always make for great family dinner ideas because this easy soup recipe is made from scratch and doesn't contain any preservatives, unlike the store-bought soup.A bowl of this delicious hot soup with a piece of garlic or sourdough bread, grilled meat or salad for lunch or dinner will make a comforting meal. Since this wonderful soup recipe is healthy, it's a good idea to incorporate this recipe regularly in your family dinner ideas. It’s a good idea to make this delicious broccoli soup recipe in bulk and freeze it just so that you have a healthy meal readily available whenever you are too busy to cook. This broccoli soup recipe is relatively straightforward and easy to make as well.

Healthy dinner recipes with veggies are an excellent way to sneak in all the essential nutrients in family meals. A serving size of half a cup of broccoli has only 27 calories and provides good carbs for the body. The nutritional content of broccoli mainly comes from vitamin A, B, and C. It's also very high in other essential minerals and dietary fiber. Broccoli is one of the most amazing vegetables with multiple nutrients in it, and there is no better reason for including it more in our diet other than the nutritional content of broccoli.

You can modify the flavors in this soup recipe and add spices of your choice such as paprika, black pepper, cumin powder, garlic powder or fresh garlic, etc. For extra nutrition, add veggies like mushrooms if you wish or diced bell peppers for a little crunch. You can even add chili flakes to make it mildly spicy. Make it healthier by adding greens like kale, spinach, or even arugula. Throw in spicy Italian pork sausages or peppered or smoked bacon bits in addition to it. If you don't like the idea of smoked bacon bits, you can add Hickory liquid smoke instead for that extra smokey taste and aroma in this soup recipe. You can even add ground turkey, crabmeat, or grilled chicken to enhance the flavors in this recipe. Although you can, by all means, make this soup meatless as well by adding tofu bits or vegan sausages. You can also add different types of beans like Kidney beans, black beans or white beans that are an excellent source of protein, iron, and dietary fiber. If you want, you can also add split pea lentils or red lentils into this yummy soup recipe.

Thanks to Lalaine at the Onion Rings and Things recipe blog for sharing this Easy Cheesy Broccoli Soup recipe with us. Do visit Lalaine's blog for more healthy dinner recipes that make great family dinner ideas. This comforting broccoli soup recipe is one of the best quick dinner recipes you can make that is nutritious for your you and your family. Enjoy a delicious bowl of this broccoli soup for dinner tonight!

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Cheesy Broccoli Soup From Onion Rings and Things
Ingredients: Butter, onions, flour, chicken broth, milk, broccoli, cheddar cheese, hot pepper sauce, Worchestershire sauce, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for servings. *Per Serving:Calories 277, Calories from Fat 182, Total Fat 20.2g 31%, Saturated Fat 12.4g 62%, Cholesterol 58mg 19%, Sodium 956mg 40%, Potassium 306mg 9%, Carbohydrates 11.6g 4%, Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%, Sugars 3.9g, Protein 13.2g, Vitamin A 25%, Vitamin C 47%, Calcium 30%, Iron 6%

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