Cream of Broccoli Soup with Bacon

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There a number of ways to make a creamy soup without using heavy cream . . .

or in the case of this cream of broccoli soup recipe, no cream at all!

Cream of Broccoli Soup with Bacon Bits

Cream of Broccoli Soup with Bacon Bits

You could replace the cream with low fat sour cream like we did with this Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup . . .

Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Or you could use fat free evaporated milk like we did in this creamy cauliflower soup recipe.

Cauliflower, Leek and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Cauliflower, Leek and Cheddar Cheese Soup

You might even use potatoes to get that creamy texture like we did in this easy cream of broccoli soup.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

The key to making this a broccoli soup worth remembering is a fresh herb topping with just enough bacon bits to give the soup a smoky flavor without adding too many extra calories.

Fresh Herbs and Bacon Bits

Fresh Herbs and Bacon Bits

See? It is completely possible to make creamy soup without all the extra calories and fat in heavy cream. Simply add a few potatoes to the mix.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Happy, healthy cooking!

Broccoli and Potato Soup with Bacon

4 - 2 cup servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups russet potatoes, cubed
  • 6 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup green onion, white part sliced
  • 2 large bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup parsley, minced
  • 4 tablespoons bacon bits, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Add vegetable stock, potatoes, broccoli, green onion tops, garlic, bay leaves and sage to a large pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium and gently simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are very tender.
  2. Remove bay leaves and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine parsley, green onion ends in a bowl.
  4. Top soup with a sprinkle of parsley and onion and a tablespoon of bacon bits.

Notes

Calories: 124 Weight Watchers PointsPlus 3 Total Fat: 1.92g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 957mg Total Carbs: 21.91g Dietary Fiber: 4.13g Sugars: 4.29g Protein: 5.92g

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Comments

  1. says

    These all sound so amazing. Thanks for the recipes! I recently learned that my husband will eat soup if it’s more like a chowder (I never knew this, in the almost 7years we’ve been together!) so I’ll definitely try some of these.

    • says

      You’ll have to let me know how he likes them. My husband’s favorite was the broccoli soup, but then add bacon to anything and he’ll eat it. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  2. says

    Good soup. I really like the combo of bacon and broccoli. Of course I like bacon with anything! My favorite way to make a “creamy” soup without the cream is either use potato like you did, or use some pureed cooked rice.

    • says

      Hi Hester! My husband’s favorite was the broccoli with bacon, but I’m partial to the chipotle sweet potato. I was surprised at how much we both liked the cauliflower. We rarely eat cauliflower, but this was a terrific use for it. Have a wonderful week!

  3. says

    Kristin, your Cream of Broccoli Soup looks wonderful – I love the addition of bacon bits. Smoky bacon really goes wonderfully with broccoli and using russet potatoes for thickeners is a great way to get the creamy texture for a cream style soup. Wonderful recipe and great presentation!

  4. says

    Bookmarked this :) I love creamy broccoli soups but tend to avoid them due to health reasons, and the one time I made one was…lol less than fantastic. I’ll be trying this soon!

    • says

      You’ll have to let me know if you like it. If you like a really creamy soup, you could add more potatoes. We’re watching our weight, so I kept the potatoes to a minimum. Have a good weekend. :)

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