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Broccoli Soup

 Broccoli Soup
After a full day of work, I like to make a supper that is easy and quick. This soup recipes is satisfying, nutritious and also very affordable.—Joyce McDowell, West Union, Ohio.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups or 2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 large bunch broccoli (about 5 cups), chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add broccoli, onion and
  • bay leaves. Reduce heat and simmer until broccoli is tender; remove
  • bay leaves. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt butter. Stir in
  • flour to make a smooth paste. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over
  • medium heat until mixture is hot and thickened, stirring
  • occasionally. Add 1 cup of broccoli stock to milk mixture; stir
  • until well blended. Gradually add remaining broccoli stock to milk
  • mixture. Heat and stir until well-blended. Season with salt and
  • pepper. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 252 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 920 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.