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How to Cook Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup with Extra Sharp Cheddar

Everyone in the house had 2 huge bowls of this soup tonight. It tastes decadent, but without all those extra decadent calories of typical creamy soups.

The creaminess of this soup comes from tofu and the cheese instead of cream, and this power-packs it with protein since it’s a meatless soup.

Try it – it’s superb!

Type: Soup Recipe
Serve With: Fresh, crusty bread
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 mins
Yield: Serves approximately 8 people


  • 1 bunch of Broccoli – Washed and chopped including stem sliced
  • 1 large Onion – Chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper – Chopped
  • 4 cloves fresh Garlic – Roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parsley – Roughly chopped
  • 8 cups Chicken Broth – Or use vegetable broth for a vegetarian dish
  • 1 pkg Firm Tofu – 454 g
  • 2 cups Skim Milk
  • 2 cups extra old sharp Cheddar Cheese – Grated
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • freshly cracked Black Pepper – To taste
  • Sea Salt – To taste


  1. Sautee onions in olive oil with spices in a large stock pot until transluscent or lightly browned on medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, broccoli and green pepper and continue to sautee for an additional 5 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add tofu and chicken broth and bring up to a boil on medium high heat.
  4. Simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes.
  5. With a hand blender, on low heat, blend soup until it’s the consistency you prefer.  *Tip: If you like chunks in your soup, blend it less. If you like it completely smooth, blend it completely. * Tip: Use a standing blender if you don’t have a hand blender.
  6. Add grated cheese handful by handful by sprinkling it into the pot, stirring until it’s completely melted and evenly distributed and repeat for rest of cheese.
  7. Adjust seasonings by tasting before serving with fresh, crusty bread. Enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed this Healthy Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards

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Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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