Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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I love broccili cheddar soup but I always try to refrain from ordering it when I’m out because we all know how calorie-packed it can be. But.. everyone knows that cheese makes everything taste better, right?! Don’t worry because I came up with a “skinny” or guilt-free version of broccoli cheddar soup that is actually good for you! Always remember that you can always eat the foods you love because there is always a way to make it healthier. This soup really hit the spot  on this cold chilly night and I know it will for you too!

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium white onion; chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3 cups broccoli; chopped
3 cups cauliflower; chopped
1 carrot; shredded
2 cups 2% milk
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 cups shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp corn starch
2 cups chicken broth

Steps:
1. In a large pot on medium heat, add olive oil, chopped onion, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes until browned. Add in broccoli, cauliflower, shredded carrot and milk. Let sit for 7-10 minutes or until broccoli and cauliflower is soft.

2. With an immersion blender, blend soup until creamy. Stir in mustard, cheese, corn starch (for thickening), and chicken broth. Blend once more with the blender and then simmer soup for 25 minutes. Top with more shredded cheese and enjoy!

***I highly recommend getting an immersion blender. I absolutely love mine and it is so convenient and easy to use when cooking. You can find them almost anywhere such as Macy’s, Target, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
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