I Forgot About the Broccoli Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I had bought some very nice broccoli crowns on sale, and then forgot about them. By the time I remembered, they'd started to go brown. Still, waste not, want not. I needed soup, so I cut off all the brown parts, ending up with mostly stalk, a bit of florets. It turned into a very nice soup, we thought.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the chopped onion and celery and saute until the onion is transluscent.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the veggies and stir until it's incorporated. (This is optional, but it does give a little body to the soup).
  3. Add the broth, thyme, turmeric, peppercorns, bay leaf and broccoli pieces.
  4. Simmer until the broccoli is tender, about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and blend with immersion blender (or blend in batches in blender or food processor.
  6. Add the milk or cream; taste for seasoning - whether or not you might need more salt depends on how salty your broth is. If necessary, return to burner for a few minutes to heat the milk.
  7. Serve, garnished with croutons and/or shredded cheese, if desired.
Most Helpful

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Awesome soup, hun! Made this "spur of the moment" along with Hot-Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich. What a great dish. I did not use the tumeric... (None in the house, because I don't care for it). It was awesome, and such a great way to use up my head of broccoli that was wilting / browning. I found this recipe in the "TOTM Forum / Clever Shopping", and so happy I did. Loved it, duonyte. Hubby did, as well. Thanks for sharing.