Weight Watchers Version of Panera Bread's Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
  • 1 Tablespoon of Whipped Land O'Lakes Light Butter
  • Small Onion, Chopped Small
  • 3 Stalks of Celery, Thinly Diced
  • 1 Cup of Shredded Carrots
  • ¼ Cup of Whipped Land O'Lakes Light Butter, Melted
  • ¼ Cup of White Flour
  • 1 Cup Each of 1% Milk + Skim Milk
  • 2 Cups of Fat Free Chicken Broth
  • 3 Cups of Fresh Broccoli, Chopped Small
  • 2 Cups of Kraft Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt + Pepper to Taste
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  1. Melt the tablespoon of whipped butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in onion and celery. Saute for 10 minutes and set aside.
  2. Whisk the remaining butter and flour together in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook while stirring for 3 minutes. Whisk in the skim and 1% milk along with the chicken broth. Reduce and simmer on low for 15 minutes, while stirring.
  3. Add in broccoli florets, onion and celery mixture and the carrots. Continue cooking over low heat for 20 minutes. Add in salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  4. Remove 1 cup of the soup and puree in a blender. Return it to the saucepan. Stir in the cheese until it is completely melted.
  5. This makes 6 (1 cup servings) at 4 SmartPoints per serving on the Blue, Green or Purple Plans.  Enjoy! You can garnish with up to ¼ Cup of Kraft Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese to keep the points the same.
Recipe by Dee Dee Does at https://deedeedoes.com/weight-watchers-version-panera-breads-broccoli-cheddar-soup/