Monday, September 19, 2016

Broccoli Cheese Soup (Instant Pot)

Makes 6 servings, about 1 cup each
We have been eating a RIDICULOUS amount of this soup. My kids love it even though it is basically a vat of pureed veggies. I love that it is so easy to make...and that my kids are eating a vat of pureed veggies :) 

Have you heard about the Instant Pot?! It is an electronic pressure cooker and it has changed my life. I use it at least once a day and it has replaced many of my other kitchen appliances. How did I not know the glories of pressure cooking before now?!

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Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (can substitute chicken broth)
  • 6 cups chopped broccoli (I used frozen)
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower (I used frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (we prefer extra sharp)
  • 12oz can evaporated milk (optional but makes it creamier)
ONE: Push the sauté button and sauté the onion in the olive oil until tender, about 8 minutes.

TWO: Dump everything except the shredded cheese and evaporated milk into the inner pot. Make sure the lid has the sealing ring in place, put the lid on, close it, and turn the vent to sealing. Press manual and adjust to hi pressure and 6 minutes. 

THREE: Once the cooking time is complete, quick release the pressure and carefully remove the lid.

FOUR: Dump the shredded cheese and evaporated milk (if using) into the pot and puree with an immersion blender. Try not the eat the entire pot in one sitting.

Freeze leftovers in 1 cup portions using the medium/large portion method to feed your freezer stash.

NUTRITION INFO:
Per 1 cup serving including the evaporated milk- 272 Calories (139 Calories from Fat), 15g Fat, 8g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 43mg Cholesterol, 973mg Sodium, 817mg Potassium, 18 Total Carbohydrates, 4g Dietary Fiber, 10.5g Sugar, 17g Protein, 87%DV VitA, 167%DV VitC, 40%DV Calcium, 9%DV Iron
:)

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