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Cream of Broccoli-Leek Soup

Cream of Broccoli-Leek SoupThis rich tasting, yet low-fat, cream soup is elegant enough for company.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 pounds broccoli florets, stems trimmed and roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces
3 leeks, white part only, washed and sliced (about 1 cup total)
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
3 cups water - divided use
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups packed spinach leaves
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil and butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, leeks, garlic, bouillon and thyme. Cook, stirring frequently, for 6 minutes. Stir in 1 cup water and baking soda. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Add remaining 2 cups water. Increase heat to medium-high. When mixture begins to boil, stir in spinach and cook for 1 minute or until wilted. Cool slightly. Transfer half of soup to blender; add half of evaporated milk. Cover and process until smooth. Transfer to bowl. Repeat with remaining soup and evaporated milk. Return soup to saucepan to heat through. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.

Makes 6 (1 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 161.8 calories; 26% calories from fat; 5.0g total fat; 7.7mg cholesterol; 215.2mg sodium; 826.0mg potassium; 22.6g carbohydrates; 1.1g fiber; 9.1g sugar; 21.5g net carbs; 10.3g protein.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.