Save on Pinterest

Creamy Broccoli Soup with Nutmeg

This thick, creamy soup has wonderful broccoli flavor with just a hint of nutmeg. When it comes to broccoli recipes, this is one of my favorite.—Marion Tipton, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 to 2-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli spears, cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream


  • In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil; add broccoli. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onions in oil until tender; stir into broth. Remove from heat; cool 10-15 minutes. Puree in small batches in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return all to the saucepan; set aside.
  • In a small pan, combine flour, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Slowly add cream, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Gradually stir into broccoli mixture. Return to the heat; cook over medium until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 222 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1611mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 12g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • rking
    Jul 8, 2013

    YUM! Followed the recipe exactly and this soup is very good!

  • chaffy
    Dec 6, 2011

    We loved this soup and so easy to make. I have made frequently since I first tried it and will continue to go this recipe throughout the winter months.

  • VickyGr
    Oct 25, 2011

    Nice and easy, will make again. I used evaporated milk instead of half and half cream to make it lighter. I think I'm going to use less of it next time, though, it smothers the nice flavor of broccoli. I also used more nutmeg.

  • tenatena
    Oct 24, 2011

    This was easy an easy recipe to prepare. I found it lacking a little on the flavor front, so I added a cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Be careful not to warm it too long, as the half and half will begin to curdle.

  • daisey5
    Mar 1, 2011

    This was very good but I would cut back on the flour because I don't like it real thick.