|An easy, creamy, chicken broth based broccoli soup that can use either fresh or frozen broccoli as the star. Make it a broccoli and cheese soup with the addition of some shredded Velveeta.|
Cream of Broccoli SoupA reader asked on Twitter if I had a broccoli soup recipe, and while I had not put one up on the blog yet, I tweeted the basics to them, hoping I didn't forget anything. (I did. I forgot the garlic!) Then, well, all I could think of the rest of the day was broccoli soup - so of course I had to make some!
Recipe: Cream of Broccoli Soup©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish©
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 20 min | Yield: About 4 servings
- 1 head broccoli
- 1-1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1-1/2 to 2 cups half and half, or as needed
- 2 cups shredded Velveeta, optional
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Rinse the broccoli and cut up into bite sized pieces. Cook it in the chicken stock just until tender, remove, set it aside and reserve the stock. Add additional stock if needed to bring it back up to 1-1/2 cups.
In a large saucepan, make a roux by melting the butter and then whisking in the flour a little at a time. Cook the roux, whisking constantly, for about 3 or 4 minutes, just long enough to cook the flour. Add the celery and onion to the roux and cook until tender, but not browned. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Slowly whisk in the reserved chicken stock until fully incorporated.
Add the broccoli, and begin thinning by whisking in the half and half until the soup reaches the desired consistency. If you want to keep the broccoli chunky, just stir in the half and half with a spoon instead of whisking. Heat over medium to medium low until warmed through, but do not boil! Stir in cheese if using and continue warming until cheese is melted and fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper, taste and adjust seasonings as needed.Can also puree if desired.
©Deep South Dish
Requires Adobe Reader - download it free!
☛ Are you on Facebook? If you haven't already, come and join the party! We have a lot of fun & there's always room for one more at the table.
Check These Recipes Out Too Y'all!
Leek and Cabbage Soup with Andouille Sausage
Homemade Fresh Tomato Soup
Cabbage Soup with Turkey
Images and Full Post Content including Recipe ©Deep South Dish. Recipes are offered for your own personal use only and while pinning and sharing links is welcomed and encouraged, please do not copy and paste to repost or republish elsewhere such as other Facebook pages, blogs, websites, or forums without explicit prior permission. All rights reserved.