By Sue Lau on July 08, 2002
Photo by *Parsley*
Photo by *Parsley*
"A great soup, one of the deli classics."
Serving Size: 1 (218 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Woweee!!!! This was SO, SO, SO good!!!! I have been wanting a good recipe for this soup and my search is over! Sue, I never heard of steaming the broccoli first but it sure did preserve the BRIGHT green of the broccoli and made it look so much more appetizing than the gray-green color it fades to after extended cooking. I followed the recipe exactly except for the addition of about 1/4 c. of diced ham that I needed to use up. Next time I will double the recipe!"
"Yum! I Did not see a specification for the amount of celery, so I used 1/4 cup, finely chopped. I also added some cubed ham when I added the broccoli. Served it with a loaf of french bread. Wonderful! [Editor's Note: recipe was edited as a result of this comment 12/17/02]"
"Love it. Tastes as good, if not better then restaurants. I like to add shredded carrots (and sometimes shredded cabbage) as well. I also use 1/2 the salt and double the pepper using black. I use fresh broccoli and find that it retains its bright green color after 1hr of cooking/cooling. If i lack time, steaming first while the rest cooks will be my go-to method. Using 2 cups of broth and 1 1/2 cups of milk still give it a great rich flavor and thickness, while cutting out a little of the fat."
"Straightforward, simple and tasty. I doubled the ingredients. Following some other reviews, I substituted a little shaved carrot for the celery and used half 2% milk and half light cream. I also pureed the thickened mixture before adding the broccoli."
"i didn't have any celery but i added two big garlic cloves to the onions. used only 2 cups of 1% milk and that was plenty. the broth became a cup of water and a broth cube. added a bit of dill too. i found this only made 2 meal-sized bowls. would have made 4 side-dish-sized cups. this was very easy and wonderful comfort food. will certainly make again."
"Wonderful! A top 10 for comfort food.This recipe is simple and easy to follow. I doubled it,added 2T of worcestershire(at the end)& used SHARP wisconsin cheddar and served the soup in crusty bread bowls...my kids ate it up!"
"Was looking for a good recipe to make broccoli and cheese soup for the first time, this is it!! It was easy to make but more importantly tasted amazing. I added an extra cup of chicken broth and found the consistency perfect. Thanks for the great recipe!"
"Very good! This was exactly what I was looking for and was surprisingly filling. I followed the recipe exactly, including the steaming and cooling of the broccoli. Flavors blended very well without the gritty texture of other broccoli and cheese soups. Thanks for a delicious, comfort soup Sue Lau!!!"
"This was quite tasty and super easy to make. We have some very sick peoples in this house so a warm bowl of soup is what I made. I did use my hand blender to cut up the onions, carrots (I added it), and celery. The soup was very creamy and hearty."
"I think I have found a great basic cream of whatever recipe! Thanks so much for sharing."
"This was ok but for me, something was missing. I would also prefer more broccoli in the soup."
"This soup is great and a keeper for me. Thanks!"
"A great soup! Stayed mostly true to the recipe but added some real bacon bits and more cheese. Plus I used old cheddar. Will make it again!"
"Thank you for this recipe Sue. I love it. I particularly like that is does not include canned soup or velveeta. I used fresh broccoli, chopped, then steamed in the microwave. I also added carrots to the celery and onion. It is a wonderful recipe."
"This was a great recipe! I boiled the broccoli before I added it to the soup, but not for very long. The color remained a bright green as well. Next time I try this, I will have to add more things like maybe some shredded carrot or ham!"
"Very yummy simple recipe that didnt include Velveeta for once! I cant wait to make it again and try adding things to it :) Thanks!"