Light Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup (Lower Fat)

"When I ran across Chef #55221's recipe for Recipe #155375, I thought it sounded like something my family would love. Being on a "lower fat" diet, there was no way I could make it as written though. I was really pleased with how well the recipe modified to meet my dietary needs. It was still rich and delicious, and everyone loved it. Here is my lightened up version."
 
Download
Light Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup (Lower Fat) created by DianaEatingRichly
Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
15
Serves:
8-10
Advertisement

ingredients

Advertisement

directions

  • In a heavy stockpot over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add light butter and 1/4 cup flour and cook, stirring, for another 2-3 minutes until bubbly. Add remaining 1/2 cup of flour to a small amount of chicken broth and stir to remove lumps. Gradually whisk in flour and broth combo, plus remaining chicken broth and half & half; cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, steam broccoli (I use the steamer bag in the microwave) or cook broccoli in a separate pan with 2 cups of water just until form and not soft. Remove from heat and do not drain cooking water from broccoli.
  • Add Parmesan cheese topping to soup-base in stockpot; cook over low heat, stirring, just until cheese is melted; add steamed broccoli and 2 cups of water (or cooked broccoli along with its cooking water), chicken, seasonings, and bow tie pasta to the stockpot; heat through.

Join The Conversation

all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by:
  1. soup'son
    Pretty good,fat free half and half seemed to work quite well but I used regular Parmesan I grated. I used about half the chicken cooked in a bit of broth and 12 oz. bag of steam in the bag broccoli which I chopped after and the amounts were plenty. I used ditalini pasta and added some Better than Bouillon so I omitted the salt, couple shakes of crushed red pepper and Mrs. Dash with the nutmeg and black pepper is what I had and bit of Worcester sauce. Didn't add the 2 cups of water though I might need to add some broth when reheating. Had some mushrooms I planned to add but forgot. Maybe next time.
     
  2. DianaEatingRichly
    Oh my goodness, AMAZING! I just used regular half and half and Parmesan, not worried about low fat. The whole family loved it, kids devoured it.
     
  3. DianaEatingRichly
    I just used regular half and half and Parmesan, not worried about low fat.
     
  4. DianaEatingRichly
    Light Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup (Lower Fat) Created by DianaEatingRichly
  5. DianaEatingRichly
    Light Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup (Lower Fat) Created by DianaEatingRichly

RECIPE SUBMITTED BY

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Find More Recipes