Saturday, 20 July 2013

Broccoli Soup

This is a great soup and made extra special when you serve it in hollowed out sourdough bread bowls!!
You can use half & half cream or milk depending on your tastes. I use whatever I have available in my fridge and it is tasty either way.


6 Cups Chopped broccoli(florets and stems, more florets than stems though)
1 medium onion, chopped
4 Cups chicken broth, plus more
4 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 Teaspoons Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 Cups half & half cream, or milk
3 Cups grated cheddar cheese
½ Cup cubed Velveeta cheese (optional)


In a large saucepan, combine broccoli, onion and chicken broth.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until broccoli is soft and tender. Adding more chicken stock if necessary.

Blenderize broccoli mixture. I like mine a little chunky, but you decide.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter, add flour, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.

Slowly add cream/milk, whisking until smooth and mixture thickens.

Add cheese, stir in until it melts.

Pour cheese mixture into the broccoli mixture, combine.

Add more milk/cream if the soup is too thick.

Taste and season with more salt and pepper if necessary.

I like to serve in small hollowed out bread bowls. Hollow out the bread and heat in the oven to toast a little before adding the soup.

Print Recipe:Broccoli Soup

Combine broccoli, onions and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer until broccoli is tender.

Remove from heat and blenderize until smooth. I prefer mine a little chunky.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan.

Add flour, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Slowly whisk in cream or milk until mixture is smooth and thickens.

Add cheddar cheese. Mild cheddar is STRICTLY PROHIBITED AS IT HAS NO TASTE!!!
Use old or medium please!!!

Secret ingredient is Velveeta cheese, but this is optional.

Stir cheese in until melted.
Add cheese sauce to the broccoli mixture. 

Taste the soup and adjust seasoning if needed.

Serve in individual hollowed out sourdough bread bowls. 

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