Best Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

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If you don’t already like Broccoli, you might change your mind when you eat this delicious and indeed the Best Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup recipe. Healthy dinner recipes with veggies are an excellent way to sneak in all the essential nutrients in family meals. This broccoli soup is comfort food for days because it’s creamy, wholesome and it is loaded with mashed potatoes. It’s also a quick dinner option to consider making for busy weeknights because it comes together in no time. A bowl of this delicious hot soup with a piece of garlic or sourdough bread or grilled meat on the side will make everyone happy. You can also serve this for lunch alongside a salad. You could also pre-make this delicious broccoli soup recipe in bulk and freeze it just so that you have a healthy meal readily available whenever you are too busy to cook. Healthy dinner recipes made from scratch are a huge advantage when it comes to family dinner ideas because they taste nothing like store-bought meals that probably have a lot of preservatives and artificial flavors.

Broccoli is one of the healthiest green vegetables with many nutrients in it. There is no better reason other than its nutritional value to include more broccoli in our diet. With as low as just 27 calories in a serving size of half a cup of broccoli, it has the good carbs and antioxidants that your body needs. The nutritional content of broccoli mainly comes from essential vitamins like A, B, and C. It's also very high in other essential minerals like magnesium, iron and dietary fibre. As far as potatoes are concerned steer away from the rumor that they are fatty. Potatoes are fatty when you deep fry them in oil, but they certainly aren’t fatty when you eat them in soup. Did you know that potatoes are fat-free, gluten-free and cholesterol free? Potato nutritional benefits come from its vital nutrients like potassium, iron and vitamin C that are abundantly present in the. Potatoes have the right kind of carbohydrates and essential nutrients that your body needs regularly. A serving size of six small potatoes has an approximate of only 120 calories.

You can modify the flavors in this soup recipe and add spices of your choice such as a dash of paprika, cumin powder, garlic powder or fresh garlic, etc. For extra nutrition, you could add more veggies to this soup like mushrooms and diced bell peppers. You could also add more greens like chopped kale, spinach, or even arugula. Throw in spicy minced Italian pork sausages, peppered or smoked bacon bits in addition to it. You can even add ground turkey, crabmeat, or grilled chicken to enhance the flavors. If you don't like the idea of adding smoked bacon bits, you can just add Hickory liquid to give the smokey taste and aroma in this soup recipe. Although you can, by all means, go meatless with this soup or add vegan meat or tofu bits to make it extra flavorsome. You can also add different types of beans like red, black or white beans that are an excellent source of protein, iron, and dietary fiber.

Thanks to Heidi at the Foodie Crush recipe blog for sharing this Best Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup recipe with us. Do visit Heidi’s blog for more family dinner ideas and healthy dinner recipes. Since this broccoli soup recipe is healthy and easy to make, perhaps it's a good idea for everyone in the family to eat it more often. Enjoy a bowl of this hot creamy broccoli soup!

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