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.
May 19, 2013
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.
Jan 1, 2012
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!
Jan 12, 2011
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
Sep 6, 2010
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.
Feb 13, 2010
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!!
Dec 15, 2009
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!
Aug 4, 2009
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.
Jan 21, 2009
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.
Jan 1, 2009
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!