Cheddar Cheesy Broccoli and Potato Soup

Cheddar Cheesy Broccoli and Potato Soup

Yikes! Emergency root canal!

My poor husband has been in pain for two weeks. Mike’s a pretty tough guy, but what was supposed to be a simple dental procedure, turned into two weeks of pain with a temporary crown, and finally a root canal.

Thank heavens, that’s over!

My dental patient needed a warm and creamy soup to help him recover from his painful dental experience, so I decided to lighten up a creamy classic – broccoli and cheddar cheese soup.

Light Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Why should this soup be heavy, when it could be light and full of cheesy flavor? Simply swap heavy cream for potato, and full fat cheddar for light shredded cheddar cheese. Now we have a light, creamy, cheesy soup and I have a much happier hubby!


  • 1 quart low sodium free range chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 package broccoli slaw
  • 2 large yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, minced
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 tablespoons parsley, minced
Read the whole recipe on Mother RImmy's Cooking Light Done Right