Broccoli Cream Soup Recipe
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Broccoli Cream Soup Recipe

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This soup has a wonderful fresh flavor. I've never had a better broccoli soup.—Beth Hart, Walworth, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 9 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pinch each dried basil, thyme and rubbed sage
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 265 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1005mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring broccoli and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. In a small skillet, saute onion in 2 tablespoons of butter until tender; add to broccoli mixture. Stir in the bay leaf and remaining seasonings. simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the remaining butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into broccoli mixture; add buttermilk and cream. Heat through (do not boil). Discard bay leaf. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Broccoli Cream Soup in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p12

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CHEFOFTHEFUTURE User ID: 8203061 233727
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"I am a 5 Star Chef Of The Future....I always add my own twist on these recipes....Added Broccoli 2 medium bunch Broccoli and 1 Small head Cauliflower, Carrots, Potatoes, dice small. After putting all ingredients together and cook, I poured 1/2 into blender and pureed, added back to soup, WOW, WOW. I served with lightly toasted French Garlic Bread...A meal fit for a King/ A great fall comfort soup..."

schweitzerca User ID: 1064748 43975
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"A good recipe; liked the buttermilk in it. Calls for too much broccoli. One head or one box frozen is plenty."

vanessa2519 User ID: 4938454 53796
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"This like my mom made. Would recommend others to try. Easy to do."

Ellie1777 User ID: 4174675 205149
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"Made a double batch for a wedding shower, everyone loved it. Nice and creamy."

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