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Broccoli Cauliflower Chowder

This chowder is thick and hearty soup for a cold day.  Creamy soup with fresh and perfectly cooked veggies make the perfect bowl of comfort food. Freezer friendly and made in less than 1 hour! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Servings 5


  • 1/2 Large White Onion,
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Small Russet Potatoes
  • 1 Medium Head Cauliflower
  • 2 Small Heads Broccoli
  • 4 Green Onion Stalks
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Butter
  • ¼ Cup White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 4 Cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Cup 2% Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt & Pepper, To taste
  • Reduced Fat Colby Jack Cheese, For garnish
  • Parsley, For garnish


  • Chop white onion, carrot, celery, and set aside.
  • Mince garlic and set aside.
  • Peel potatoes and chop into ½ inch cubes. Set aside.
  • Remove leaves from cauliflower and chop into florets. Set aside.
  • Cut broccoli florets and a few of the stems. Set aside.
  • Chop green onion and set aside.
  • In Dutch oven or large pot, heat over medium heat and add butter.
  • Add diced onion, carrot, celery and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add flour slowly and whisk into vegetables, Cook for 2 minutes stirring frequently. Add a few tablespoons of vegetable broth if needed to help break up the clumps.
  • Add vegetable broth and milk then whisk until smooth.
  • Add pepper, salt, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper then mix well. Let the roux sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Add broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, and green onion then bring to a boil. Cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes until all vegetables are fork tender.
  • Smash veggies with large wooden smooth to break up a bit until you reach desired consistency.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with shredded cheese and parsley.


Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 5, 2 Cups Per Serving- (5 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 130 FAT: 3.5 SATURATED FAT: 2 CARBS: 20.8 FIBER: 0.9 SUGARS: 5.2 PROTEIN: 3.9