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Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD: 6 servings.

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

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 252 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 920mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

Reviews

Average Rating:
  • oinkey1060
    Dec 31, 2012

    Discusting

  • momof4RN
    Nov 5, 2012

    I just made this tonight for dinner, and it is wonderful. I actually doubled the recipe. This is a keeper!

  • Judy Oldfield
    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.

  • jsoc
    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!

  • busynursemom
    May 23, 2012

    Very tasteful and simple to make.

  • laroelfs
    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!

  • uut4690
    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.

  • jonslady
    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!

  • nelda h. till
    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.

  • carolynstowers
    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.

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