Best Broccoli Soup Recipe
- 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 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
- 1. 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.
- 2. 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.
- 3. Stir in reserved vegetables and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
1 cup: 164 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 868mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Best Broccoli Soup
"I used my immersion blender to make it smooth, we loved it! Nothing fancy about this at all, but a satisfying way to have a simple, nutritious meal. I also had us add a little cheese on top as others indicated. Just added another level of yumminess, but definitely didn't need it."
"I cut the recipe in half. I didn't add the celery. I served it with egg salad sandwiches. So delicious! Thank you, Carolyn, for sharing this recipe."
"Very, very good recipe!! Instead of boiling the celery & carrots, I sauteed them in a little olive oil until tender, then added the chopped onion and fresh minced garlic. I substituted 1 can of 2% evaporated milk for part of the milk in the recipe, which added a nice rich flavor. I didn't have fresh broccoli on hand, so I used some leftover steamed broccoli which I added at the end. I'll have the try adding some cheese next time."
"Excellent recipe! I added a cup of grated gouda at the end and pureed it, only because I prefer smooth soups to chunky ones. Definitely satisfied the broccoli cheese soup craving!"
"easy and yummy. I added half a cup of cheddar cheese at the end to add some flavors. Yummy."
"This recipe is wonderful if you have a child who is 40 and still lives at home."
"Everybody liked this recipe which is saying something because we have a sour cream broccoli soup that is a total favorite. I didn't think they'd even consider this one! We GRATE the carrots. My family is not big on cooked carrots, so this has been the solution since they were small. Also, I add some cream with the milk. We like it a little richer."
"Amazing soup! My mom wants the recipe now. Said it was one of best soups she's ever had (dad agreed). For the leftovers, we both added cheese and water. Nummy."
"Very good. It's a good way to use up a vegetable tray after a party. I would cut back on the salt.other wise it I is a great recipe"
"Very good. I tasted it before adding grated cheese. With or without cheese it was yummy. One change I made--I added 1-2 c finely chopped kale. Although it didn't seem to alter the flavor it enhanced the nutrition. My family said they hope I will make it again.Added note: it works well to add diced cooked turkey or chicken to this soup."
"This recipe is so good! The only suggestion I would give is that once everything was all cooked, I put quite a bit of it in the blender. I've had it both ways and they are both great, just depends on your tastes. I took someone's suggestion this time and added some cheese. Sooo good!"
"It is gooooaaaaad"
"Super yummy! Used unsweetened almond milk instead of 2% milk, lower sodium chicken broth, 1 tsp dried parsley, and changed the onion salt to onion powder. Turns out great every time!"
"This recipe had a great taste and it was nice and health. I used skim milk instead of 2% milk and it came very tasty"
"This is the best of the best. I unfortunately did not have fresh parsley, and onion salt, but it was still the best. I put extra sharp cheddar cheese on it at the table. I am ready to make it again and I just made it last Saturday. It was a wonderful Lenten dish. Thank you."
"So creamy, luscious for cold weather, and we needed it!! Needed less sodium, but fixed that."
"Best broccoli soup I've ever made or tasted....mmmmmm"
"This was absolutely delicious! Even my husband, who doesn't eat broccoli, loved it. I added about 1/2 cup of x-sharp shredded cheddar cheese and about 1/4 cup grated parmesan because I like the broccoli with cheese flavor. Used low-sodium chicken broth and fat-free half and half. Also added 1/2 tsp of zested nutmeg to this and made it really gourmet."
"This was absolutely delicious! Even my husband, who doesn't eat broccoli, loved it. I added about 1/2 cup of x-sharp shredded cheddar cheese and about 1/4 cup grated parmesan because I like the broccoli with cheese flavor. Used low-sodium chicken broth and fat-free half and half. Also added 1/2 tsp about of zested nutmeg to this and made it really gourmet."
"This was absolutely delicious! Even my husband, who doesn't eat broccoli, loved it. I added about 1/2 cup of x-sharp shredded cheddar cheese and about 1/4 cup grated parmesan because I like the broccoli with cheese flavor."
"This is an excellent cold weather meal! I used no-fat cream instead of milk, and added about a cup and 1/2 shredded cheddar cheese. Excellent! This one is a keeper."
"Sounds good except for the high sodium content. Maybe onion powder instead of onion salt & low sodium broth."
"Delicious but would substitute low sodium chicken broth and omit the onion salt, use other spices"
"Definitely want to make this! I wonder, though, if it might not be a good idea to substitute the cooking water for the chicken broth (or at least part of it)?"
"868mg of sodium per serving is horrendous! Make your own chicken broth!!!"
"Very delicious! Will definitely make again."
"Alterations: saute onion and celery in butter and use 4 tbs. flour. 4 cups chicken broth with 2 cups milk. 3 cups cheese - optional."
"This is one of my stand-bys. easy to make and always tasty."
"Very easy and good!"