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    Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Soul

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    30 mins

    10 mins

    20 mins

    Lennie's Note:

    This is real comfort food for me. Very warming on a cold day.

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    1. 1
      In a medium saucepan, bring broth, broccoli (about 1 med. head will yield 3 cups chopped broccoli) and celery to a boil over high heat.
    2. 2
      Reduce heat to medium and simmer until broccoli is tender, about 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir occasionally.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute.
    5. 5
      With a whisk or wooden spoon, add milk gradually, beating constantly to prevent lumping.
    6. 6
      (It will thicken like paste at first; keep beating in milk to thin it.) Bring to a boil.
    7. 7
      If you want a smooth soup, puree broccoli in blender.
    8. 8
      Now add broccoli mixture (smooth or chunky) into large saucepan with the milk.
    9. 9
      Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
    10. 10
      Serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 02, 2002


      This recipe says "soup for the soul"....and THAT it IS!! My husband and I just loved it, and it has become a very favourite our home. It is so delicious, easy and quick to make, and so, so comforting and soothing. I chop the broccoli fairly fine and then use a potato masher on it once I put the cooked broccoli in the milk mixture, and it give just the right texture for us. We like it a bit on the chunky side, but not too chunky. With a piece of homemade bread, we find this soup hearty enough for supper. Thank you Lennie for sharing it with us!

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    • on January 26, 2002


      Whenever anyone asks me to peel broccoli, I usually run.. Indeed, I did not bother with the stems, but this is just what I was looking for. Easy, and tasty. I did increase the cheese by about 50%, and it held up fine. Well worth the effort.

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    • on January 24, 2002


      I love it! I used skim milk and no-fat cheddar, but it still yields great taste. I suggest you puree bout 1/3 of the boiled broccoli and add it to the sauce. Plus, parsley and cayenne is a good way to garnish the dish. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Soul

    Serving Size: 1 (474 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 282.9
    Calories from Fat 124
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.4 g
    Cholesterol 42.3 mg
    Sodium 304.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 14.3 g
    Protein 17.0 g

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