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.
Sandra August 11, 2013 REVIEW:
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.
Kara May 19, 2013 REVIEW:
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.
HappyGramOK January 1, 2012 REVIEW:
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!
Guest Foodie January 12, 2011 REVIEW:
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
manbearpig September 6, 2010 REVIEW:
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.
Guest Foodie February 13, 2010 REVIEW:
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!!
gymnstccoach December 15, 2009 REVIEW:
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!
Dawn August 4, 2009 REVIEW:
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.
cinders January 21, 2009 REVIEW:
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.
Kimberly January 1, 2009 REVIEW:
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!
new chef November 15, 2008 REVIEW:
i substitited the bouillon cubes and water with chicken stock.Also, doubles the amount of broccoli. Turned out great. Will make it again
la November 3, 2008 REVIEW:
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!
Guest Foodie August 24, 2008 REVIEW:
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.
peggy70075 January 30, 2008 REVIEW:
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!
des1954 January 3, 2008 REVIEW:
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!
Muna November 22, 2007 REVIEW:
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....
souplover October 13, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
Five0ho October 12, 2007 REVIEW:
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!
LacyGene June 12, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
Chloe February 12, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
tintin November 16, 2006 REVIEW:
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.
singingbluefae October 19, 2006 REVIEW:
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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youcanteatmyfood October 22, 2005 REVIEW:
It is really good, but it's a little thinner than I like.
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cooker1286 March 23, 2005 REVIEW:
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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mistymorning January 16, 2004 REVIEW:
This recipe is very, very good. We used raw broccoli and just let it cook in the soup. We didn't have any thyme.
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