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.
- 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
- 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.
Originally published as Broccoli Soup in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p59
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