Sue Call of Beech Grove, Indiana serves this comforting soup on chilly stay-at-home evenings. Nutmeg seasons the light creamy broth that’s chock-full of tender broccoli florets and diced potatoes.
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
2 cups diced peeled potatoes
2 cups water
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil. reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-14 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and nutmeg until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into vegetable mixture; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese.
1 cup: 200 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.