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Broccoli Cream Soup Recipe

Broccoli Cream Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

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APU1980 User ID: 7159597 265365
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2017

"The buttermilk gives this recipe its distinctive flavor. I have been making this Broccoli Cream soup since it originally was published in Taste of Home--outstanding!"

Joan User ID: 8984072 257971
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"Made exactly per recipe and it was yummy and full of flavor! Might try varying the vegetables next time, just for fun."

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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