Cream of Broccoli Soup

"I personally dislike broccoli, but I can eat the whole pot of this marvelous soup! HINT: If you add a good dose of Garam Masala it gives the soup oomph without detracting from its flavor."
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  • Melt butter in saucepan, add onion, carrot and celery.
  • Saute gently until soft, about 4 minutes.
  • Trim the woody ends of the stalk and peel.
  • Roughly cut up heads and remaining stalk.
  • Add broccoli to pan with chicken stock, milk.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 25 minutes.
  • When broccoli is tender, transfer vegies to a blender.
  • Blend on high until all ingredients are smooth.
  • Return mixture to saucepan.
  • Heat until lightly boiling and thickened.

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  1. Jade 3
    I made this a little more low fat by using olive oil instead of butter, fat free, low sodium chicken broth, and evaporated skim milk. Still very delish!!!
  2. Lori Ann D
    FABULOUS!! Probably the best soup I have ever made! I omitted the celery simply because I didn't have any, used half & half instead of milk, and added some ground cayene pepper for a little zing. I like my soups a little on the thick side, so I added a tablespoon of corn starch (mixed with a little cold water) at the end. It thickened immediately! I served it with some shredded cheddar cheese on top and the entire family loved it! THANK YOU!
  3. Caryn Gale
    My entire family and all of my guests loved this soup. I must admit that I made a few changes, though, but liked the basic idea. I put the brocoli, onion, and celery in a pot and just covered it with water/chicken stock, the seasoning,I also added a little cumin and cooked it all until it was tender. I then let it cool and processed it all. I then added the butter and I used cream since I am allowed on my Atkins diet and just warmed it. It was delicious. We will be eating this again very soon.
  4. Grandma Lynn
    Very easy and tasty, just a little thin for my taste so I thickened it up a bit with flour. I also added some minced garlic, but otherwise used the recipe as is. I will definitely make it again!
  5. rschmitz433_411986
    I, and many of my guests, liked the flavor of this soup but found it too thin. Like others I added a couple cloves of garlic and some cumin and did not blend some of the chopped, coooked broccoli. If I make it again, though, I would reduce the chicken broth by a couple of cups and add half that amount back with half and half or cream, or make a roux to begin with which I avoided in order to try to keep it gluten free for my guests..


  1. Jade 3
    I made this a little more low fat by using olive oil instead of butter, fat free, low sodium chicken broth, and evaporated skim milk. Still very delish!!!
  2. indysun
    This soup was great! I sauteed the vegetables in olive oil instead of butter, added 2 cloves of garlic and several cabbage leaves, and added a can of coconut milk instead of regular milk. I also added the garam masala as you suggested. It was so good, my one year old ate an entire bowl by himself! And healthy, too. Thank you!
  3. luanne11155
    It is a cold, snowy day here in Illinois and this soup is perfect. I made one change. Since my son has an allergy to chicken, I substituted vegetable bouillon for the chicken stock and it tasted great. This broccoli soup is loaded with vitamins, calcium and fiber. Our family will be enjoying this soup often.
  4. gail168
    this was pretty good. i used cream instead of milk and i didn't use celery since i didn't have any but it was still very good. Thanks!
  5. Sackville
    I subbed chestnut mushrooms for the carrot but otherwise followed the directions and loved this thick soup. The garam masala definitely adds a nice curry-like punch that makes this livelier than other broccoli soups I've had in the past.


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