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Broccoli, White Bean and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli, white beans and Cheddar blend together deliciously in this quick and healthy soup.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings, scant 1 cup each
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1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

1 cup water

1 pound broccoli crowns, trimmed and chopped (about 6 cups)

1 14-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Bring broth and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add broccoli, cover and continue cooking until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in beans, salt and pepper and continue cooking until the beans are heated through, about 1 minute.
  2. Transfer half the mixture to a blender with half the cheese and puree. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with the remaining broccoli mixture and cheese. Serve warm.

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