Syn Free Cheese & Broccoli Soup

Rich, indulgent and creamy cheese and broccoli soup. Delicious and Syn free on the Slimming World plan when using your Healthy Extra A.

I have to admit it has taken me many attempts to make this soup perfect. Four attempts later and I have discovered I simply was not using enough cheese to get the taste right. Generally what you look for from a cheese and broccoli soup is for it to actually taste of cheese right? I also wanted to keep the recipe using just 1 of our Healthy Extra A portions per serving. Finally I smashed it 🙂 I bring you one of the best soups you will try this year.. it’s like velvet in a bowl.

One of the things I love about creating soup is that it’s batch cook friendly. I love to create large portions which can be frozen and heated up when I need a quick and easy meal. But this soup is also plenty enough to feed the whole family for a hearty meal.




WHY IS THIS THE BEST CHEESE AND BROCCOLI SOUP?

  • So creamy
  • Delicious and indulgent
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for batch cooking
  • Cheesy
  • Suitable for freezing
  • The whole family will love it
  • Full of speed food
  • Uses Healthy Extra A
  • Syn free

LOOKING TO TAKE SOUP TO WORK BUT DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO A MICROWAVE?

My dad actually recommended this product after he started his weight loss journey. He is obsessed with homemade soup (and his soup maker may I add..) and he was desperate to take soup to work. His company is tight and wouldn’t fork out for a microwave so he invested in this awesome soup thermos. It will keep food hot for up to 6 hours! Perfect for soup, porridge, curry etc.




IS THIS RECIPE SUITABLE FOR FREEZING AND REHEATING?

Absolutely… allow to cool before storing in airtight containers. Place into the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 2 months. Defrost before reheating. 

Reheat in the microwave for 2 – 3 minutes or in the hob stirring until piping hot.

IS THIS RECIPE SLIMMING WORLD FRIENDLY?

Absolutely…. the ingredients will allow for 3 portions.. each portion is worth 1 of your Healthy Extra allowances meaning it is Syn Free.




I think I am right in saying broccoli may not be for everyone. So why not check out some of my other soup recipes. 

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Syn Free Cheese & Broccoli Soup

Slimming World Syns: ZERO
This soup allows for 3 portions, each portion is worth 1 of your Healthy Extra allowances.
Weight Watchers: Coming Soon
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 1 Large onion [Diced]
  • 1 Garlic Clove [Crushed]
  • 800g Frozen or Fresh broccoli florets
  • 650ml Boiling vegetable stock [Made with 2 stock cubes]
  • 2 The Laughing Cow Original Triangle (17.5g) [1 Healthy Extra Portion]
  • 60g Cheddar Cheese, Finely Grated [2 Healthy Extra Portion]
  • 1 tbsp Fat Free Natural Yoghurt [Room temperature]
  • ½ tsp Mustard Powder
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  • Place the onion and garlic into a pan with 50ml of the vegetable stock. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for a few minutes until starting to soften.
  • Add the rest of the stock, broccoli, mustard powder and season with salt & pepper. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 20 – 25 minutes or until the broccoli is soft.
  • Remove from the heat and add the cheese triangles. With a food processor or hand blender, blend the ingredients until smooth.
  • Place over a low heat and stir in the yogurt and grated cheddar cheese. Stir for 1 – 2 minutes before serving.

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14 comments

  1. I just made this for lunch. It was absolutely delicious 😋. I will definitely be making it again. So tasty, so cheesy and so filling. Thank you.

    1. It’s amazing isn’t it 🙂 I am addicted to it! It’s such a great way to use up a HE-A too.. I struggle to use them both some days x

  2. Hi, thank you for this. Usually broccoli is accompanied by blue cheese in a soup. Is there any reason why you made yours with cheddar cheese? Just feel I should say I’m not criticising, I’m just wondering if you tried with blue cheese and is didn’t work. Thank you! Sara xx

    1. You are right 🙂 but this is just an amazing combination… the blue cheese did not “mesh” well with the cheese triangles 🙂

  3. Just made this for the first time, I added bit more water as I like it a bit thinner but it’s absolutely gorgeous. I’m made up with it and so is my wife. Thanks for recipe xx

  4. I used 4 light triangles and just 30g of extra mature cheddar and made it serve 2. There was more than I really needed but I ate the whole portion as it tasted so good. Can’t wait to have the rest for lunch tomorrow. Will definitely make this again. Thank you for a great recipe.

  5. I have made this soup a few times now and I used 2 lighter than light cheese triangles from aldi and only 30g of full fat mature red cheddar cheese and its delicious and so creamy.

  6. Love this soup so delicious, luxurious and versatile. I use it as a sauce over my veg on a roast dinner and also as the sauce for lasagne. Just perfect 😋

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