Cream of Broccoli Soup

"I found this in the Easy Cooking card collection that I have. I have fixed it once, and loved it, then proceeded to forget about it. Since discovering Recipezaar, I have been culling through all the cooking info, recipes etc that I have and came across this again. So, here it is!"
photo by Sandi From CA photo by Sandi From CA
photo by Sandi From CA
photo by Kayne photo by Kayne
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  • In a large saucepan, mix and bring to boil broth and soup.
  • When it is boiling, add broccoli and bring to second boil.
  • Reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until broccoli is cooked.
  • In medium skillet, heat butter and sautee onions for about 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add the flour and cook for about 1 minute longer. If necessary, use whisk to remove lumps.
  • Slowly stir milk into flour mixture in skillet.
  • Cook, until thickened, stirring constantly. It will take about 5 minutes, then add salt and pepper.
  • Mix well.
  • Stir milk mixture into broccoli mixture and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir frequently.
  • Ladle into bowls and top with grated cheese.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Gail T.
    If you double this recipe, should you double the butter with the onions?


  1. Mommies2
    This soup is great and east to make. I matched the flour and butter--1/2 cup each and added some spices--pepper, nutmeg, celery powder, and garlic. What a great taste and it was nice and thick!!!:):)
  2. Allison A.
    Delicious! I pureed the soup in the blender. I had saved out some of the chopped broccoli to add back to the soup at the end for some texture. My family loved it. I'll be making it more this winter.
  3. Sandi From CA
    VERY good soup, even without my additional garnishes shown in the photo, which took it over the top (bacon's my best friend). ;) I used frozen broccoli tops which are a little bigger than the chopped version. Using cream of (fill in the blank) soups is normally something I shy away from, not having had a good experience with them yet, but the celery soup did nothing but contribute to the deliciousness of this recipe. Thank you for posting this ~~WINNER~~, aussiekarin!
  4. Elliemae Clampet
    Well my children had no idea that it was broccoli soup. I, the picky eater even have to admit that this is one fine soup recipe. I actually made this for my dh who loves broccoli and he loved it. My dc had no idea until way after the fact that they had broccoli. This is a definate keeper for our house and it was very simple to make. I actually made the cream of celery soup from scratch using a recipe from zaar and fresh broccoli instead of frozen. Quick, easy and tasty!!! Thanks so much! :-)
  5. CookingONTheSide
    I loved this soup. It is very flavorful and oh so easy to make. I am going to make this often because my family loves cream of broccoli soup and they said this is one of the best. Thank you!


I originally joined the site as "aussiekarin", but decided instead to go with my nickname - Kayne. Sorry if this causes any confusion! I moved to the US from Australia in 1970, and apart from three years in Germanyhave been here the whole time. However, still consider myself an Australian, although I was actually born in Holland. Since I come from such a diversified background, my cooking is rather strange at times. Many times it is a combiniation of Dutch, Aussie / English, German and American. I'm not really much of a cook, but enjoy it, nevertheless. I just wish I knew more and could do more - without a recipe! I'm retired now, so one of my goals is to really learn to cook. I intend to enjoy my retirement, doing what I never had time to do before. Since joining Recipezaar in November, 2006, I find that my cooking has changed somewhat. I'm more adventurous, willing to try new and more varied tastes, and combinations, and just about all of what I prepare is edible. Lately, due to a major life change, I've been letting my cooking go, but hopefully that will change one day. Oddly, I miss it, more than I ever thought I would!!!!!
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