½ C chopped onion

1 – 2 cloves minced garlic

2 tsp olive oil

3 heads broccoli, chopped

1 C cheddar cheese

½ C milk

6 – 7 C chicken broth

Salt and pepper


  • Heat pot to medium and sauté onions and garlic in the olive oil until translucent.
  • Add chicken broth and broccoli, cover and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat to simmer for 10 minutes or until the broccoli is soft.
  • Using a hand blender, blend broccoli to a fine texture.
  • Add cheese and milk and continue blending.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 6 servings; count as either ½ protein or ½ dairy