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There's a reason why so many people love broccoli-cheese soup, and that reason is the delicious combination that broccoli + cheese creates. Unfortunately too many versions of broccoli cheese soup are loaded with fat, and most of them are thickened with flour and butter, which means they won't work for anyone who needs to eat gluten-free.
This Light and Gluten-Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking solves those problems in delicious ways. First, Karen uses creamy potatoes to thicken the soup. Then she uses a small amount of sharp cheddar for maximum cheesy flavor with less calories. This soup also starts with a whole pound of frozen broccoli, which gives a lot of broccoli flavor without the fuss of cutting up the broccoli.
Karen says this soup tastes creamy and indulgent, and I think this sounds like a great recipe idea for a family dinner!
Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
- yellow butter potatoes
- chicken or veggie broth
- yellow onion
- olive or canola oil
- green onions
- garlic cloves
- ground thyme
- frozen broccoli
- extra sharp cheddar cheese
- half and half (or milk)
Get complete instructions for Light and Gluten-Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking.
Recommended Slow Cooker Size:
Karen recommends a 4 Quart Slow Cookeror a 5 quart slow cookerfor this recipe.
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Baked Ziti with Pepperoni from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Buffalo Cheddar Cauliflower Soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
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