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My friend, Lisa, has been sending me some great recipes lately. After the baby was born, she surprised me with my favorite soup so, I thought I would share the recipe. By the way, it is a healthier version of the original and super yummy! Enjoy!
4c chicken or vegetable broth
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c chopped carrots
1 tbsp dried onion (or 1/4 c fresh onion)
3 c frozen or fresh broccoli, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 can evaporated skim milk
2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 c low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
Drizzle olive oil into pan over medium burner. Saute garlic, carrot and onion until soft. Add broth and broccoli. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, or until broccoli is soft. Puree soup in blender (or use immersion blender in pot) to desired smoothness. Mix can of evap. milk and corn starch, then slowly stir into the soup while stirring. Bring mixture up toward a boil until thickened, then turn back down to med-low. Stir while sprinkling cheese into soup.
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