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10 Easy, Healthy Recipes -- Only 10 Ingredients Needed!

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Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Makes: 4 servings

5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups chicken stock or water plus 1 bouillon cube
2 cups grated reduced fat cheddar cheese
3 cups steamed broccoli florets, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon paprika, optional

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion, and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.
  • Add the flour and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  • Stir in the cheese and stock, and simmer until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the broccoli and cook until heated through.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and paprika, if desired.

Nutrition facts per serving: 450 calories, 28g protein, 31g carbohydrate, 27g fat (16g saturated), 4g fiber

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