- 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
- 1. 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.
1 cup: 252 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 920mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.
Dec 31, 2012
Nov 5, 2012
I just made this tonight for dinner, and it is wonderful. I actually doubled the recipe. This is a keeper!
Sep 25, 2012
Used up broccoli from our garden, and the whole family loved this soup! The bay leaves give it a nice flavor and keeps the broccoli odor tolerable.
Jul 5, 2012
I had just picked the last of my broccoli and thought I would like to make a soup with it. I found this recipe, even picked the onions out of my garden and added 2 tiny zucchini to it, and it is absolutely delicious! Thank you for such a simple to make recipe with a wonderful flavor! I will definitely be making it again and again!
May 23, 2012
Very tasteful and simple to make.
Mar 21, 2012
My sister usually makes the broccoli soup in our family so I never have to. A friend who had surgery requested it, so I decided to give it a shot. I followed the recipe as is. It has promise, but I felt like it was a little bland, probably my fault. I'll make it again, but maybe tweak it a little next time. I'll let you know how it goes!
Jan 19, 2011
Wonderful and easy. I did not have enough broccoli so I added a little cauliflower and red pepper. Plus I added some parmesian cheese that was on hand. Delicious.
Dec 19, 2010
I have gotten many compliments making this wonderful soup from friends, family, and coworkers and they have requested the recipe. Everyone should try this! It is awesome...the best broccoli soup!
Sep 4, 2010
My husband and I really enjoyed this soup today. I am looking forward to making it for company. It is delicious and satisfying.
Jul 9, 2010
My husband and I loved this soup. I added a 1/2 up of heavy cream for some of the milk. I added a little sour cream and cheese to the top. Ever since the last time I made this soup my husband has been asking for a repeat ot the recipe. I'm surprising him tonight and making him this soup. This soup freezes really well.