Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Soul

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 30mins




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