Broccoli Soup

Posted by: on Sep 29, 2008 | 6 Comments

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I am finally feeling better, and I think part of the credit goes to this soup. I think that anything this green must be really good for you. This is like cream of broccoli soup without the cream. We ate this with a dollop of ricotta on top for a little extra something. I think it would also be good topped with a little goat cheese or mascarpone. I served this with my Daring Bakers parmesan lavash crackers.


2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
2 tbsp flour
1 cup low fat milk
1 quart of chicken stock
1 sprig of fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 cup water
6 cups of broccoli
1 cup of butter beans (canned)
2 tbsp grated parmesan
Salt and pepper
Heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat in large soup pot (at least 4 quarts). Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent and add the garlic. Cook the garlic for about a minute and add the flour. Stir continuously for about 1 minute and add 1 cup of milk. Continue to stir until milk thickens slightly (enough to coat the spoon). Add the chicken stock and stir well to combine. Bring to a simmer and broccoli florets, fresh thyme, fresh ground pepper and a bay leaf. Simmer until the broccoli is just tender. Remove the bay leaf and thyme sprig and add the beans. Blend with an immersion blender or carefully transfer to a standing blender. Blend to desired thickness (I left some small unblended pieces of broccoli for texture). Stir in the parmesan cheese.

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  1. kat
    September 30, 2008

    I’ve always had a hard time making a good broccoli soup. This one sounds fabulous, I’ll have to try it

  2. Y
    September 30, 2008

    Beautiful soup. I haven’t a broccoli one in ages. My favourite combination is broccoli and blue cheese.

  3. sara angel
    October 2, 2008

    cream of broccoli soup is my faaaavorite! i’ve never made it before though. this looks like i’ll have to try it out!

  4. kath
    October 4, 2008

    This soup was absolutely delicious! Loaded with broccoli, yet smooth and creamy. YUM!

  5. Sara
    October 5, 2008

    This looks great, broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables.

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