By ChloeBowie on February 11, 2007
Photo by SashasMommy
Photo by SashasMommy
"I got this recipe from someone at my Weight Watchers meeting. I don't know where the original recipe came from. It's very low points and I can eat it every day without getting tired of it."
Serving Size: 1 (234 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"Much too thin for my liking. I added 4oz extra cheese, pureed the broccoli stalks, added 2 tsp of corn starch and about 3 T of potato flakes and it was more what we were looking for."
"OK this isnt haute cuisine, but I'm giving this 5 stars for what it is--good tasting , low calorie and reasonably healthy. And very easy to make. What's not to like about that? I read the reviews and added some red pepper flakes for some kick, and added about 2 teaspoons of corn starch to thicken it a bit....but I just added extra broccoli florets for bulk and didnt find it too thin at all. Thanks for the recipe."
"Good! Very easy to make, I used frozen California Vegetable Mix instead of all broccoli. Thanks for posting."
"Just made this... added some corn starch, but this is going to be a staple item. I also used lower sodium, fat-free chicken broth. I made a half batch and will use a little of the left over lower fat cheese to make a half of a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch tomorrow.
Some alternatives I'm thinking of might be to add a bean of some sort to add protein, but this soup is very satisfying already."
"I've been making this for a while and, like another reviewer, use California blend frozen veggies because it has more variety in the veggies. Will try it with just broccoli sometime, too. I don't think it's too spicy. You can taste a little kick but I don't like really hot stuff & think this is perfect. I do make it because it's low in WW pts & very filling."
"What a wonderful guilt free soup! I also made as written, but I used an immersion blender to cut up some of the larger broccoli pieces and I thought it had a nice texture. My husband, who needs no diet, thought it was one of my better ww meals. I served it with an Orowheat sandwich thin toasted for dipping for 1 added point."
"So sorry, but I really didn't care for this recipe. I was making for my family and knew the kids would not like the big chunks of broccoli so I decided to puree a bunch of the veggies. Our soup really didn't get thick either - so we did corn starch (and ours must be old because it did nothing) and then flour which did thicken it up. But it doesn't look good, actually it looks like a waste product, and doesn't taste like anything - so my husband is on the way to pick up pizza right now."
"WOW! Made this last night and it was deeeelicious! Only changes I made were I put 1/3 of the broccoli in a food processor after it was cooked and then threw it back in and I added a sprinkle of cayenne pepper (I used mild Ro-Tel) because we like spicy. It was sooooo good!!! I am having leftovers for lunch today...can't wait!"
"I made this soup last night and followed the directions precisely. My family loved it and I would definitely serve it to friends. I made a double batch and froze into portions so that my family could take it for lunch and eat healthy. A little prep work over the weekend provides us with healthy alternatives for throwing into our lunches. I'm excited to try more recipes."
"Excellent recipe! I added two pinches of garlic powder and I only used 2 cans of chicken broth and 8 oz of velveta cheese."
"Very satisfying! I used mild Rotel and loved the kick to it! Just love it"
"Quick and easy guilt free soup. However, it is not thick and creamy. It is more of a cheese flavored broth. Also, using Rotel makes it spicy. If you do not like spicy food, just use diced tomatoes instead of Rotel. The taste is delicious and it is incredibly easy to make and freeze."
"Made this tonight to start off our New Year's diet. Super good. My husband, I, and 3 of our children ranging from ages 12 to 3 gobbled this up and said it was the best soup.;) I added two Tbls. cornstarch and sprinkled with garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper also added 12 oz. reduced fat Velveeta. I also pureed one of my bags of broccoli,but left the other one as whole florets. We will be making this again."
"This was quite good. I cooked some carrots first then added the other things. My kids couldn't even tell that there were diced tomatoes in this...they thought they were red peppers (bwahahaha)!"
"This was delicious and had to share with my friends. I only had 2 cans of chicken broth so I added some veggie broth, no difference and I used fresh broccoli. Perfect. Thanks for sharing."
"I did t make the recipe as is based on comments. I added 1 cup mushrooms, 1/2 cup each chopped onion, yellow bell pepper and parsley, 1 clove garlic chopped, 1 stick lemongrass, 1 tsp Thai seasoning, 1/2 tsp cayenne and black pepper."
"I loved this but with the modifications I made. <br/>Add to existing recipe:<br/>1 small onion, finely chopped (0 points)<br/>1/4 cup whole wheat flour (1 point)<br/>1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped (0 points)<br/>1/4 t. nutmeg (0 points)<br/>Salt and Pepper to taste (0 points)<br/><br/>Spray the pot with cooking spray <br/>Place onions in pot, cooking for 3-4 min until they begin to soften.<br/>Sprinkle flour over onions & stir to combine, cooking for about 1 min.<br/>Slowly stir in broth and Ro*Tel<br/>Add broccoli, and carrots, nutmeg, dash of salt, and pepper; simmer 20-30 min until broccoli is tender.<br/>Add the cheese a handful at a time, stirring to melt the cheese after each addition.<br/>At this point use an immersion blender to break up the broccoli, or transfer to a blender in batches to puree completely. <br/>Serve. <br/><br/>*Adding the flour will thicken the soup eliminating the complaint from other reviewers that the soup is too thin. If you're worried that the Ro*Tel will make it too spicy, don't. I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy food but this was just the right amount of kick for me. The cheese balances the Ro*Tel. If you like your broccoli soup with an even bigger punch then you could add crushed red pepper flakes and/or more green chilies to taste. Since I didn't make the original recipe it's difficult to score but I'd feel bad giving it anything under 4 since I used it as a base. With the modifications I made I'd give this 4.5 stars."
"Wow love this! I used off brand tomatoes and just added chili powered and garlic. Like others said, it was a bit thin, so I added more cheese. Even still, you can't beat the points on this :)"
"Excellent soup. I made exactly as written and it was spicy enough and has a wonderful taste. I love cheese and Rotel together and will try with other veggies as well."