Well, I officially had to turn my furnace on this weekend, it went down to 4C at night and I woke up to the house at 17C (62.6F for my American friends) anything below 18 and that furnace is coming on! This chilly weather has me thinking about how nice it is to warm up with a big bowl of soup. This broccoli & cauliflower cheddar soup is creamy and delicious. It is simple to make and freezes great which is perfect for easily prepped lunches. Makes 11 cups at 4 points per serving on WW.

Ingredients used

  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Salt & pepper
  • Dried oregano
  • Onion powder
  • Chicken broth
  • Half & half cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Tips & suggestions…

I used reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese for this soup, you can use any cheese you like, a 3 blend or mozzarella, they will all taste equally delicious!

To keep points low I used the light 5% half & half, you could use milk, regular or almond/cashew, it might be a little less creamy than if you were to use the cream.

I used regular butter, to try and lower the points you could look for a light butter or use light margarine.

Feel free to throw in a few extra spices of your choice, you really can’t go wrong with this soup, it is delicious as is but if you like your spices then add them to suit you.

Storing and re-heating…

The soup can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat from the fridge, place in a pan on the stovetop over medium heat, you might want to add a little water or milk if it is too thick from settling.

This soup freezes very well, to reheat make sure you let the soup dethaw then heat the same as above.

Broccoli & cauliflower cheddar soup

4P, 3SP per serving (1 cup) on blue/green/purple
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Soups
Servings 11

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half & half cream *I used the light 5%
  • 1.5 cups reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Prep the vegetables, cutting both the cauliflower and broccoli into small pieces.
  • In a large dutch oven or pot, add butter and place over medium-high heat. When the butter has melted, add in garlic & onion, Sauté for 5 minutes stirring often.
  • Stir in the flour, then slowly stir in the broth. Next add in the cream, chopped cauliflower, and broccoli, salt, black pepper, onion powder, and oregano. Cook over medium heat for about 25 minutes until broccoli and cauliflower are tender.
  • Stir in the cheese and reduce heat to low, cooking for another 10 minutes.
  • You can use an immersion blender or add the soup in sections to a regular blender and blend until creamy. The recipe makes approximately 11 cups.

Notes

Points- 4
Personal Points-3 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- blue/purple/green- 3 using WW recipe builder
Points plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving *1 cup..Calories 145...Fat 7g...Sat fat 3.3g...Carbs 7.9g... Fiber 1.7g...Sugar 2.8g...Protein 9.6g using My Fitness Pal *note- these numbers include all ingredients, even 0SP foods 
Keyword broccoli, cauliflower, Cauliflower broccoli soup, healthy recipes, soup, ww recipes

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7 Comments

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Pam, yes 1 cup is a serving, you’ll see in the nutritional info per serving it says *1 cup 🙂

  1. Made this today with a beautiful fresh cauliflower and 2 broccoli crowns – delicious. Also made last January with frozen veggies when they were out of season and equally good – wonderful recipe. Curious as to whether it might freeze well as I would make another batch while fresh veggies are plentiful.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Cheryl, I am so glad you enjoyed the soup! Yes it will freeze very well

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yes you can, it might be slightly less creamy than using the half & half but I think it should still turn out well 🙂

  2. My sister made this for dinner last night and it is INCREDIBLE! I absolutely love the flavor and the fact that it includes so many veggies. It tastes like an indulgent treat without all the guilt! Today’s leftovers taste just as delicious. I also added some parmesan cheese on top. 🙂

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