Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Soul

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lennie

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

Top Review by Cathy in Ontario

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

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

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