Winter Weather Brings Soup Season

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These frigid temperatures that have rolled across the area are definitely saying it is Soup Season! Soups are easy and can feed many people. You can serve with crackers, breads or any other side you choose. You can have veggies or meats. You can have spicy, sweet or bland; whatever taste works for your family at that time. Here is a Broccoli Cheddar Soup from These simple ingredients make it easy to put together and even easier to eat! Enjoy this hot, savory soup on the next chilly day.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup


1 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded carrot
1 ½ teaspoons margarine or butter
2 cups low-sodium broth (any type)
2 cups chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen)
1 cup nonfat or 1% milk
¼ cup flour
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
⅛ teaspoon pepper


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onion and carrot in margarine or butter until onions begin to brown. Add broth and broccoli. Simmer until broccoli is tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. In another container, slowly stir the milk into the flour until smooth. Stir the milk mixture into the soup. Bring to a boil and continue stirring until slightly thickened, 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add cheese and pepper. Heat over low heat until cheese is melted. Serve hot.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.