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Lightened Broccoli and Potato Soup

This soup is a delicious and healthy substitute for other cream soups.
Makes about 10 cups
Approximate preparation time: 25 to 30 minutes


4 ounces Cheddar
2 garlic cloves
1 small onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ tablespoon sea or kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 pound potatoes
2 pounds broccoli, stems peeled and florets separated
2½ cups sherry
1 quart vegetable stock
¾ teaspoon lemon zest


Insert the reversible shredding disc assembly on the medium shredding side into the large work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor and shred the cheese. Remove and reserve. Insert the large metal chopping blade. With the machine running, drop the garlic cloves through the small feed tube to finely chop. Add the onion to the work bowl and pulse to chop, about 10 pulses.
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the garlic and onion, with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Sauté until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes.
While vegetables are cooking, insert the slicing disc assembly, adjusted to the 4mm setting, into the large work bowl. Slice the potatoes and the broccoli stems.
Raise the heat to medium and add the potatoes, broccoli stems and a pinch each of the salt and pepper; sauté 2 to 3 minutes, and then add the sherry. Let the sherry cook down until almost evaporated. Add the stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low and stir in the florets, lemon zest, ½ cup of Cheddar, and remaining salt and pepper. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
Strain the soup, reserving the liquid. Place the solids into the large work bowl with the large metal chopping blade and purée until completely smooth, about 1 minute.
With the machine running, add reserved liquid through the feed tube until desired consistency is achieved. Add remaining Cheddar.
Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
TIP: This soup is very thick, so add more stock if a thinner consistency is desired.

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Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per serving (1 cup): Calories 140 (39% from fat) | carb. 17g | pro. 5g | fat 7g | sat. fat 2g | chol. 5mg | sod. 680mg | calc. 71mg | fiber 4g

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 12-Cup Food Processor

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