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Weight Watchers Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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I love Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup. I was checking the WW app to see how many points it is, it said 1 cup is 8 points for my Personal Points.

Although the soup is filling and delicious, that seemed like a lot of points to me. I knew I could lighten it up!

With my recipe I can have 1 1/2 cups for only 5 points.

Click here to view your WW Personal Points and track it on your app.

There’s a couple of things I did to lighten up this recipe. Instead of using heavy cream I used fat free half and half.

I used 3/4 cup of fat free half and half which was 4 points. The same amount of heavy cream is 34 points.

That small change saved 30 points!

Instead of using full fat cheese I used reduced fat cheese. That helped to save some points too.

I also used light butter and limited it to only 1/2 tablespoon.

How to make Broccoli Cheddar Soup:

I started by melting the butter in a Dutch oven, you can also use a soup pot.

Add the chopped celery, carrots and onion then cook for 5 minutes, add the minced garlic the last minute.

Next you want to add the flour to the vegetables and stir.

Slowly stir in the chicken broth.

Then add in the broccoli. I used 12 oz. of frozen chopped broccoli.

Bring to a boil then turn it on medium heat to simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese.

Stir until the cheese is melted then add in the half and half. Taste the soup and add salt and black pepper.

That’s all there is to it! It’s such an easy and delicious soup recipe.

If you want to make it vegetarian friendly you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Weight Watchers Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Yield: 6 servings (1 1/2 cups per serving)

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  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon light butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 12 oz. frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup fat free half and half
  1. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or soup pot. Add the celery, carrots and onion, cook for 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic the last minute.

  2. Add the flour and stir well.

  3. Slowly stir in the chicken broth. Add the broccoli and simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the sharp cheddar cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Stir in the half and half. Enjoy!

Here are some more WW friendly soup recipes:

Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Creamy Chicken Soup

Ham and Potato Soup

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out. 

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Are you looking for a meal plan that’s Weight Watchers friendly? I have over 100 meal plans that you can choose from and I post a new one each week. Click here to check them out!

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Monday 13th of December 2021

I just made this soup the other day and even my husband likes it. It’s definitely a great winter comfort food.

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