Bev's Happy Owls

Broccoli and cheddar soup

SERVES 4 ~ Prep time 10 mins ~ Cook time 30 mins ~ SmartPoints 5 per serving

Calorie controlled cooking spray
1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped
200g potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 litre hot vegetable stock, made with 1 stock cube
350g broccoli, broken into florets and stalk chopped
2-3 tsp wholegrain mustard
150g half-fat mature Cheddar, grated

Heat a large, nonstick pan and mist with cooking spray. Add the onion and garlic and cook, covered, for 3-4 mins, until starting to soften. Stir in the potato and stock, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 mins.

Add the broccoli, and simmer, covered, for 10 mins until just tender. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly and blend using a hand-held stick blender.

Return the pan to the heat, stir in the mustard and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Warm through and serve topped with the Cheddar.