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Best Broccoli Soup

 Best Broccoli Soup
Here's a creamy, comforting soup that beautifully showcases broccoli. It's a delicious way to eat your vegetables. —Carolyn Weinberg, Custer, Montana
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups chopped fresh broccoli (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, bring water to boil. Add the broccoli, celery and
  • carrots; boil 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set
  • vegetables aside.
  • In the same pot, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour to
  • form a smooth paste. Gradually stir in broth and milk until smooth.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  • Stir in reserved vegetables and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat;
  • cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are

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Directions (continued)

  • tender. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 164 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 868 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.