Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Crust Recipe

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Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Crust
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  1. Melt 3 TBS butter in heavy medium pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add broccoli stems and onion; saute until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and tarragon; saute 1 minute.
  4. Add stock; bring to boil.
  5. Simmer uncovered until broccoli is tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in cream.
  7. Mix remaining 3 TBS butter with flour in small bowl to make paste.
  8. Whisk paste into soup.
  9. Add broccoli florets.
  10. Simmer until soup thickens and florets are tender, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  11. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly, then refriferate uncovered until cold. cover and keep refrigerated. Bring to simmer before continuing.) Preheat broiler.
  12. Place 6 ovenproof bowls on a baking sheet.
  13. Divide hot soup amongst bowls.
  14. Sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over each.
  15. Broil until cheese melts and bubbles around edges, about 4 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 416.9 Kcal (1745 kJ)
Calories from fat 242.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.95g 41%
Cholesterol 79.81mg 27%
Sodium 650.91mg 27%
Potassium 826.2mg 18%
Total Carbs 29.63g 10%
Sugars 9.23g 37%
Dietary Fiber 5.58g 22%
Protein 18.34g 37%
Vitamin C 136.8mg 228%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 17%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 246.7mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 80.69 Kcal (338 kJ)
Calories from fat 46.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.22g 41%
Cholesterol 15.45mg 27%
Sodium 125.98mg 27%
Potassium 159.91mg 18%
Total Carbs 5.73g 10%
Sugars 1.79g 37%
Dietary Fiber 1.08g 22%
Protein 3.55g 37%
Vitamin C 26.5mg 228%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 17%
Iron 0.4mg 10%
Calcium 47.8mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.8
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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