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Versatile Cream of Broccoli Soup

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Rating: 5/5
4 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   8

recipe id: 6313
cook method: stovetop

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3 cups chicken broth
2 medium onions, chopped
4 cups broccoli cuts fresh,
16 ounces frozen broccoli cuts
1 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash black pepper
2 cups milk, half and half, or evaporated milk


Combine chicken broth, onions, broccoli, thyme, bay leaf and garlic cloves.

Bring to a boil. Simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly until all milk is added; mixture will be lumpy at first, but will smooth out as you keep stirring. Cook, stirring occasionally, till mixture bubbles and thickens.

Remove and discard bay leaf from broccoli/broth mixture. Puree in batches in blender or food processor for 30 seconds, or until very smooth.

Transfer to large bowl. Add milk mixture, stirring until well combined. Adjust seasoning. Serve hot.

Recipe Source: King Arthur Flour

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133 calories, 8 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Soup is delicious! Tend not to eat meat, so used "not chicken" boullion cube then followed the recipe as written. My family had all turned up their noses when I mentioned making c-o-broc soup and loved the finished product! Thank you!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was a wonderful soup. I did not return the broccoli, onion and garlic to the food processor, though, I just added it to the milk mixture. I also added a TBSP.more flour mixed with 1 cup cold water to the milk mixture. My children loved this soup in a bread bowl. Very filling!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
this recipe was delish i make soup twice a week in a senior home and this was the best i just loved thew taste thanf-you

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Very yummy, I made a huge batch, & just finely chopped broccoli & onions & didn't puree it at the end.

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