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Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
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ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   4
  

recipe id: 14475
cook method: stovetop

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ingredients

2 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cubes chicken bouillon
1 1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup cooked finely chopped broccoli

directions

Cook onions in butter until tender. Blend in flour and seasonings and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add boiling water and bouillon cubes and cook slowly until thick, stir in milk until smooth. Add the cheese and broccoli and heat through. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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nutrition

420 calories, 32 grams fat, 14 grams carbohydrates, 20 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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I used broth instead of the water/bouillon combo. Good recipe, good flavor and texture. Didn't feel it was lacking anything and I will make this again.


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I like that this recipe is thick and creamy but uses milk instead of heavy cream so it isn't quite as rich (and sinful!). I had leftover cooked broccoli and this soup was the perfect use for it.


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Delicious! I've never made a cream soup before so I was a bit nervous and had visions of it curdling on me but this turned out great.


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Made this recipe as written except added couple more TBSP of real butter with the flour and seasonings. Used 12oz. bag of steamable broccoli, steamed then chopped in food processor. Turned out superbly. SUPER FAST AND SUPER EASY! It was dinner for us and was quickly devoured by all!


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This was tasty, hearty soup. I used the water from cooking the broccoli and instead of bouillon, I added cubed ham. I left the broccoli in bite sized pieces. This is a recipe that could be adapted to include many additions or substitutions. I will definately make this again


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This was a great recipe. I did adapt a few things - I used heavy cream and half and half. I also substituted 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese for a portion of the cheddar. I didn't have white pepper, so I used cayenne. My folks loved this soup. It was quick and easy to make this recipe. Make sure you use fresh broccoli florets.


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Delicious!! My second attempt ever to make homemade soup. I used more broccoli than it called for, and less cheese (because I didn't feel like going out to get more). It is delicious!!


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I think this tastes wonderful! I used half and half and milk, I also pureed the soup at the end with half of the broccoli in it then added big chunks of broccoli afterward. I also added a teaspoon of nutmeg and 2 teaspoons of Natures Seasoning. I used chicken broth instead of water and bouillon, but found that I had to add a couple bouillon cubes. Thanks for the great recipe!


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I thought this was a great quick recipe. I added the liquids slowly to get a thicker consistency. I did not have thyme so used a little sage, nutmeg and ground basil leaves. I used black pepper since I did not have white pepper. My broccoli had the yellow flowers which I think provided additional flavor.


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This is the first time I made broccoli soup, and everyone loved it, even my son who is hard to please. I used skim milk, also used fresh broccoli and used the water I cooked it in instead of hot water. I doubled the recipe and used 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, which I put in after the onions were cooked. I felt the THYME was much too strong, and recommend using half of what the original recipe calls for.


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This is delicious but it was a little thin so I just added some cornstarch. I added a lot more broccoli than the recipe requested. yum!


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i substitited the bouillon cubes and water with chicken stock.Also, doubles the amount of broccoli. Turned out great. Will make it again


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I tripled the recipe and followed a few of the other suggestions by using half & half in place of 1/2 of the milk and I took 1/3 of the soup and put in the blender to get a thick, rich texture.
I was a huge hit!
Loved it.


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This soup is very good. Some things I changed were using 1/2 half and half cream and 1/2 1% milk. I also used more broccoli (approximately one full stalk). Next time I'll use powdered chicken stock instead of the cubes because they gave the soup a dark colour. You could also omit the salt altogether because so many other seasonings are being used.


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I turned Broccoli into a great soup with this recipe and my children and grandchildren loved it. I didn't hve the bouillion cubes so I made it wothout them. I used the water from the broccoli and doubled the amount of broccoli,and used 2% milk. We will make this again cause everyone loved it. Just right on a cold day. Great!


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Great recipe!! I cooked a fresh bunch of broccoli in 1TB micro on high for 7 mins & let it cool; finely chopped it; yielded about 1 1/2 cups. I didn't have thyme - so just made without. It was super, filling & easy!! Served with tossed salad & rolls to round out to a meal. Hubby loved it!


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This recipe was amazing. I've never made broccoli cheese soup & this turned out great - but I did modify it - I switched the milk with half & half (yes, I know, fattening) & I added turkey from our thanksgiving turkey. I'll definitely use this again....


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i almost always 'tweak' a recipe a little, so i added more flour to thicken. don't add too much bullion or it will come out too salty. i added more broccoli than requested and more milk. overall, pretty good recipe.


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This recipe is excellent and easy to make. I used 1 cup of half and half and 1 cup of 2% milk and the soup comes out with the right consistency . . . not too thin or thick. This is a very tasty soup!


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I was very happy with the taste and will plan to make it again. I would have liked it to be a little thicker, but no biggie.

A couple things I did differently: I used fresh broccoli and then cooked it for a little while with the onion. I doubled the spices (except salt), I used broth instead of water and bouillon and I switched the amounts of broth and broth/water. Oh, and I just had the cheese available to put on the soup, but didn't mix it in...really not much different, I think.


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great quick and easy soup, I took about 1/3 of it and blended it in the blender than added it back in to make it thicker, worked great.


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Loved this soup. For health reasons, we replaced butter with olive oil. We used fresh broccoli, almost twice as much as the recipe called for. Blended the broccoli with an immersion blender before adding milk and cheese. We also used sharp cheddar, and reduced the amount of cheese by about a third. I would make this again and again.


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This recipe was very good, but I used italian seasoning instead of thyme (cause it had thyme in it...) and that probably altered the flavor. If I make it again I will reduce the amount of salt the recipe calls for. It was especially good with flatbread.


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It is really good, but it's a little thinner than I like.


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Mar 23, 2005





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This recipe was awesome.The only thing different i did was instead of use the regular boiling water,I used the boiling water from streaming the broccoli,gave it added favor!


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Jan 16, 2004





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This recipe is very, very good. We used raw broccoli and just let it cook in the soup. We didn't have any thyme.