Cream of Broccoli SoupSubmitted by: KATZEYESPA
IntroductionI modified a recipe I found on allrecipes.com to make it lower in sodium and fat. My husband loves it as do I :) He adds some freshly grated Parmesan cheese whereas I like it as is. I modified a recipe I found on allrecipes.com to make it lower in sodium and fat. My husband loves it as do I :) He adds some freshly grated Parmesan cheese whereas I like it as is.
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
3 cups chicken broth
8 cups broccoli florets
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
ground black pepper to taste
2. Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than 2/3rds full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before increasing power. Puree in batches until whatever level of smoothness suits you and pour it back into the stock pot. (Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot.)
3. In small saucepan, over medium-heat melt 3 tablespoons butter, stir in flour until fully blended and then add 1.5 cups milk. Stir continuously until thick and bubbly, and add to soup. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk directly to the soup as otherwise the soup becomes very thick. (if you prefer very thick soup, add all the milk to the butter and flour mixture). Season with pepper and serve.
Makes 8 one cup servings.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KATZEYESPA.
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Excellent! Didn't have 8 cups of broccoli without using stalks, and do not have a blender. Still excellent. Added 2 tsp. of garlic-herb seasoning for a bit more zing, and cooked diced chicken to make it a one-dish dinner. Will make again, and add the cheese she suggested. Yummy! - 2/4/11
It was a great base for a soup but had very little flavour. I would recommend adding some tarragon, thyme, and celery seed to pick up things a bit (or a lot). Adding the cheese would help but it needs a better flavour base than what the vegetables, stock and milk offers. A great start nonetheless. - 12/9/11