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Joy Bauer's Creamy Broccoli Soup

Joy Bauer's Creamy Broccoli Soup
It is Joy Bauer's Creamy Broccoli SoupLucy Schaeffer


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth or stock
  • 5 cups broccoli florets, roughly chopped (one 12-ounce bag)
  • 1 15-ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or low-fat or nonfat
  • Chef notes

    This soup incorporates 3 belly-fat-blasting ingredients: onions, broccoli and Greek yogurt. It's only 100 calories per cup, contains 6g of protein and 6g of fiber. Pair it with a piece of oven-roasted salmon for the ultimate (and complete) belly-fat fighting meal.



    Liberally coat a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and warm over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened and slightly browned, about 7 minutes. Add the celery, garlic, and pepper and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more cooking spray if the pan becomes too dry.


    Add the broth, cover, and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli and reduce the heat to medium; cover and cook for about 5 minutes.


    Add the beans and cook for 5 more minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally. Mix in the nutmeg.


    Place an immersion blender into the soup and blend until the desired consistency is reached, or transfer the soup carefully to a blender or food processor.


    Add the yogurt for extra creaminess and continue to blend until the soup reaches your desired consistency.