Joy’s Delicious Broccoli Bacon Cheese Soup

Joy’s Delicious Broccoli Bacon Cheese Soup

By Joy S.


  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch (stirred into a small amount of cold water so that it doesn’t clump in the pot)                          
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets, finely chopped                       
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (or organic half-and-half)                
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3-5 pieced cooked bacon, chopped (optional)            

Joy SDirections

In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, sauté onion until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in cornstarch/water. Gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add the broccoli, tarragon, thyme and pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Add milk; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes longer. Add cheese; stir just until melted. Garnish with bacon if desired. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings.

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