Nov 17, 2008

The Best Cream of Broccoli Soup.

It's Fall!
And that means it's time for soup!
This is a wonderful Cream of Broccoli Soup.
It's thick.
It's creamy.
It's filling.
It'll warm ya up!
It doesn't take long to throw together.
And... if all 5 of my young-folk will eat it, it's gotta be good!
We like this with a nice hunk of crusty bread.

Dana's Cream Of Broccoli Soup

serves 4-6

-- 2 Tablespoons Butter
-- 1 onion , chopped
-- 1 garlic clove, minced
-- 4-5 Cups broccoli, cut into bite size pieces.
-- 1 celery stalk, chopped
-- 2 cans (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth. (I use homemade stock)
-- 3 Tablespoons butter
-- 3 Tablespoons flour
-- 1 1/2 Cups Milk
-- 3/4 Cup (or to taste) Velveeta Cheese, cubed
-- freshly ground black pepper.
-- 1/2 cup shredded carrots. (optional)

1.) Melt 2 Tbs butter in a medium pot.
2.) Saute onion, garlic, celery until tender.
3.) Add chicken broth and broccoli; cover and simmer for 10 min.
4.) Remove from heat.
5.) Puree the soup, with a blender. (I use a stick blender) return to heat.
**(Now is the time to add the shredded carrots if you choose to)
6.) in a small saucepan, over med heat, melt 3 Tbs butter, stir in 3 Tbs flour, & add milk.
7.) Stir over med heat until thick and bubbly, add to the soup pot.
8.) add Velveeta, stir until melted.
9.) season with black pepper and serve.

(We like ours a little chunky, so I often pull out some of the broccoli before I puree the soup, and add it back to the soup when I add the cheese.)

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  1. Oh, that sounds wonderful and warm this chilly morning.

  2. Yummers! Will make the soup this week for sure, cold temp comfort food is the best!

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. this is indeed good for the cold winters. i'm not a big brocolli fan but i think this recipe will lure me to eating it.

  4. I have an award for you!

  5. I love everything about this recipe except the Velveeta. I have never been able to get on board with Velveeta, but I make something similar to this with cream cheese instead.

  6. Erik,
    Oooh I bet cream cheese would be wonderful!!!

    I agree about the Velveeta! I will have to try the cream cheese!

  7. i think my husband when fall in love with me all over again when he takes one bite of this. yum. my mouth is salivating right now.

    as much as i LOVE velveeta, i'm trying to use "processed" foods as little as possible. so my first thought was to substitute regular cheddar. cream cheese is a great idea too, so i think i'll do both! cheddar for the flavor, cream cheese/neufchatel for the smooth creamy texture.

    oh, thank you so much for sharing this. winter is my favorite season, if only for the soups! :-)


  8. WILL fall in love, i mean. whoops! that's what i get for not proof-reading first. *knocks self on head*

  9. looks so warm and comforting...i am definitely making this! thanks for the recipe!

  10. GAH! That sounds HEAVENLY! And wouldn't you know it, the only thing I don't have is Velveeta. I wonder if regular shredded cheese would work? I have that... lol :D

  11. Ooh then I just saw the cream cheese comment. I have that too!!! WOOT! lol :D

  12. Oh Krissy! You'll have to let me know how the cream cheese works out!


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