Effortless Broccoli Soup Recipe
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Effortless Broccoli Soup Recipe

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This soup is easy to make, good and very good for you. Nice and thick, it easily serves as a meal for two.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without sour cream): 147 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 840mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the broccoli, broth, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Cool slightly.
  2. In a blender, cover and process soup until smooth. Return to the pan and heat through. Garnish servings with sour cream if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Effortless Broccoli Soup in Reminisce August/September 2011, p52

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Very good."

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