By ChloeBowie on February 11, 2007
Photo by Sturren
Photo by Sturren
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"5 star flavor, but 2 star consistency. i read reviews before completing the recipe so i added 2tsp corn starch and 3T potato flakes... it really does help!! this recipe is super fast and easy to make... not to mention i only spent 9 dollars on ingredients. i have plenty of cheese left over so i might make cheesy couscous another night :)"
"I made this yesterday, and boy oh boy is this delicious! I followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of blending it until it was kinda smooth with some chunks. I seasoned it with garlic salt and some red pepper flakes to spice it up a little. This is something I will always keep on hand."
"This is delicious!!! I have made it several times and don't know why I haven't given it a review until now.. I love broc/cheese soup but tried to avoid it due to it's fat and calorie content. thanks to this recipe I can go back to enjoying it guilt free!! Thanks for posting !!!"
"Love this soup! I usually mash the broccoli a little bit and I think that thickens it plenty. We usually eat it with french bread or some other type of crusty bread/roll and it's perfect. Just the right amount of spice but would be easy to add more if you like. This went into my regular meal rotation after the first time I made it - great warmed up too!"
"This is me and my Dad's recipe!!!!! So excited to see this on here and feeling pretty fortunate someone placed it on the internet because when we got robbed, sadly they also took out USB with weight watchers recipes we'd come up with. There was a recipe for something similar in the weight watchers books that wasn't very hearty or good to be honest. We like our food with a little bit of spice so this was our way of putting a healthy spicy spin on a classic. Glad someone else enjoyed it as much as we did!"
"Very good! As other reviewers have said, I did find it a bit thin. Next time I'll add a bit of cornstarch to thicken it up. I sauteed some onions with garlic beforehand, and added them in at the end of the broccoli cooking, before the cheese. The Rotel tomatoes did add a bit of a kick, which I liked. If you're not a big fan of spice, I would get the mild Rotel. Overall, a very good (and almost as important - very easy!) recipe! Will definitely make again (once we finish the leftovers tonight :)"
"This recipe was excellent just as it was written. The only thing I changed was i used fresh broccoli instead of frozen. Using fresh might help those who thought it was too watery."