Irish Broccoli, Potato and Cheddar Chowder

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Irish Broccoli, Potato and Cheddar Chowder

Irish Broccoli, Potato and Cheddar Chowder
1 (1- lb.) bag Raley's Steam-In-Bag Broccoli Flowerets, frozen
1 (32- oz.) container chicken stock or reduced sodium broth
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 cups prepared, seasoned mashed potatoes
1 cup fat-free or regular half & half
1 1/2 tsp. thyme
2 cups Irish Cheddar cheese, shredded
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 30 minutes, Serves 6 to 8

Add broccoli, chicken stock, celery and onion in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Puree in batches in a blender or food processor and return to pan. Stir in potatoes, half & half and thyme. Bring to a boil again; reduce heat and simmer over very low heat for 10 minutes more. Slowly stir in cheese a handful at a time. Season with pepper. 

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Nutritional Information:
(based on 7): 260 calories, 11 g protein, 13 g total fat (8 g sat., 0 g trans), 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 30 mg cholesterol, 610 mg sodium, 5.6 points


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