Lightened Up Broccoli Cheese Soup

This lightened up broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious made with Almond Breeze almond milk and sharp white cheddar cheese. Make it for dinner in under 30!

This lightened up broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious made with Almond Breeze almond milk and sharp white cheddar cheese. Make it for dinner in under 30!

I am so excited to introduce a new 2015 FFF partnership today!

You guys know that I am pretty much obsessed with almond milk. I legit use it in EVERYTHING. Well, I’ve been working with Blue Diamond over the corse of the past few months to bring you some delicious almond-inspired recipes like this, this, and this. In the coming months I’m excited to start working with their almond milk product Almond Breeze. I’ve been using/drinking this product for years, so I’m excited to start incorporating it into FFF’s recipes! 

This lightened up broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious made with Almond Breeze almond milk and sharp white cheddar cheese. Make it for dinner in under 30!

So about this soup.

Who doesn’t love broccoli and cheese soup?!

I decided I wanted to recreate this classic, but lighten things up a little bit by incorporating pureed cauliflower and almond milk to get that same creaminess, but a lot less fat and calories than you would have from using cream.

Yes. Please.

This lightened up broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious made with Almond Breeze almond milk and sharp white cheddar cheese. Make it for dinner in under 30!

There is so much great flavor and only a few ingredients!

You start off by roasting all of your veggies, including 10 cloves of garlic.

Friends- it’s time to get up close and personal with garlic. It’s so good and SO GOOD FOR YOU!

This lightened up broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious made with Almond Breeze almond milk and sharp white cheddar cheese. Make it for dinner in under 30!

While that is roasting, create a cheese sauce using sautéed shallots, EVOO, Almond Breeze, vegetable broth, and white cheddar. Once that is done simmering, your veggies will be roasted and you’ll put everything into a high power blender and to pulverize until it’s nice and creamy.

This lightened up broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious made with Almond Breeze almond milk and sharp white cheddar cheese. Make it for dinner in under 30!

Boom.

You’ve got yourself the best tasting soup EVER in less than 30 minutes!

This lightened up broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious made with Almond Breeze almond milk and sharp white cheddar cheese. Make it for dinner in under 30!

Top your cheese with a drizzle of EVOO, greek yogurt, extra cheese, and some bacon bits if you’re feelin’ it.

This lightened up broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious made with Almond Breeze almond milk and sharp white cheddar cheese. Make it for dinner in under 30!
Recipe

Lightened Up Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 10 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 3 + 1 tablespoons EVOO, divided
  • 4 shallots, finely diced
  • 2 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Original
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: EVOO, cheese, bacon bits

Instructions

  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF. Then, place cauliflower, broccoli, and garlic on a baking sheet. Drizzle on about 3 tablespoons of EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Toss so that everything is evenly coated.
  2. Roast veggies at 400ºF for about 20 minutes, or until the broccoli begins to brown.
  3. While the veggies are roasting, sauté shallots in 1 tablespoon of EVOO. Once they are translucent, add in veggie broth and Almond Breeze and let simmer for a few minutes. Then, stir in cheese and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.
  4. Place everything in a high-power blender and whirl for about a minute, pureeing the vegetables and turning everything into a creamy soup. If you like your soup a little thinner, add more vegetable broth!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 418
  • Sugar: 7
  • Fat: 33
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 19

 

This soup would be the perfect meatless Monday (minus the bacon bits), if you ask me!

This lightened up broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious made with Almond Breeze almond milk and sharp white cheddar cheese. Make it for dinner in under 30! images

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.

What’s your all-time favorite kind of soup?!

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