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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.0g9%
 Saturated Fat 0.0g0%
 Trans Fat0.0%
Cholesterol 2mg
Sodium 140mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.0g63%
 Dietary Fiber 4.5g19%
 Sugars 2.8g12%
Protein 7.0g29%
Vitamin A1753.0%
Vitamin C116.0%
Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time

5 min.

20 min.

25 min.



Broccoli-Potato Soup

This hearty, healthful soup is perfect for a chilly night.


1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion or leeks (leeks are preferable)
3 cups broccoli florets
1 small baking potato, cubed (with peel)
4 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
Dash cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fat free half and half
1 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Heat olive oil over medium high heat in large nonstick wok or Dutch Oven. Saute the garlic and leeks (onion) until transparent, about 2 minutes. Add the broccoli, potato, broth and seasonings. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Blend in a blender (careful it is hot!) and add the half and half and the cheese. Place back on the stove and bring to a boil. Serve hot

Cook's Tips:

This soup looks great when garnished with arugula, baby chard, or chopped fresh spinach. If you can't find low sodium chicken broth, use half broth half water to help lower the sodium. It might be higher than what the analysis shows here if you make this substitution.