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very good! although, i used FOUR cups of chicken stock and cut the half and half to TWO cups..also, i was out of flour (surprise!) and so i used bisquick..my little experiment! plus, i threw in approximately a half head of LARGE garlic cloves into the blender with some of the soup..pretty garlicky! will let it chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before lunchtime...i also used TWO 12 oz. frozen chopped broccoli bags for this..so easy!

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chris.koponen December 31, 2010

Pretty good basic flavor, but I found that I wanted to add a whole lot more broccoli. I started out with the recipe amount, which I pureed in the blender. Then I steamed about another 4 cups of fresh broccoli flowerettes until pretty soft; then chopped them with a knife until they were in pretty small pieces. This gave the soup more texture as well as a much stronger broccoli flavor. I also added about 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg. All said and done, it was quite tastey and still made about 8 servings.

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Donna Matthews November 09, 2005

This was a very yummy soup !! I had just done a few additions, I added in 2 cloves of garlic and I had shredded 2 carrots and I used 2 bunches of fresh broccoli because the broccoli weren't exactly big bunches. I actually had kept a few handfuls of broccoli and steamed them in the micro and added them into the soup after I had used my immersion blender with what was in my pot. I also used 5 cups of broth and only 2 cups of half and half. It worked out perfect to the way I like my soup. Great flavor... Thanks for sharing your recipe Barenaked Chef...

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FrenchBunny April 15, 2011

The whole family loves this soup! I add a little more cheese because we like it cheesey. I also don't use the half-and-half, I use just enough low-fat milk to get it thin enough. Great recipe, definitely a keeper!

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Megan and Jeremy November 23, 2009

this was so creamy and easy to make, thank you

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Penny B. October 24, 2009

Oh, YUM!!! This soup is awesome!! I made it twice in one week. I didn't have any half-and-half, so I used 2 cans of fat free evaporated milk~~and it was great!! I can only imagine how decadent it is with the half and half. Thanks so much for sharing~~we LOVEd this! :O) UPDATE: We have recently made some big diet changes in our lives, and dropped most dairy. I just made this with some substitutions to make it vegan, and it worked perfectly! Follow steps 1-3, then blend 2 cups of hot water with 1/2 cup raw cashews, 2 tbls. cornstarch, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Put all back in pan and stir while bringing to a boil. Should be nice, thick, and creamy! Just as yummy as my other times of making this!! :O)

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SPrins May 12, 2009

i just made this tonight best ever ever ever 3-109

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snshine51 March 17, 2009

This was great! I didn't have half & half, so I used heavy cream. I also added garlic and carrots before blending everything together. Will definitely make again. Thanks!

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kayleighsmom529 February 29, 2008

I used this recipe for a soup and sandwich at church and everyone raved about it. Some said it is the best broccoli soup they have ever eaten. I concur!!!

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446588 February 07, 2007

Yummy!!! I used two bunches of broccoli, white pepper and added two cloves of fresh minced garlic cooked with broccoli and onions in stock.

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Alice M. W. January 29, 2007
Cream of Broccoli Soup