Quick and Easy Broccoli Soup

"I got this recipe from Food Network website and changed it a little bit to my taste. It's great tasting and easy to make. Great comfort food on a rainy, cold day. You can use cauliflower as well. Hope you enjoy!"
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  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, thyme, salt, and broth and bring to a boil.
  • Adjust the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and cook uncovered until the potatoes are fork tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli with cheese sauce.
  • Simmer another 5-10 minutes.
  • Puree the soup in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender.
  • I like mine a little bit more chunky so I use
  • a potato masher to smash the broccoli and potatoes leaving some texture in the soup.
  • Bring to a simmer, taste, and season with salt
  • and pepper.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Excellent, and a great way to use up the rest of my potatoes & broccoli I had sitting around. I used a head of fresh broccoli instead of the boxed w/ cheese sauce, but added some shredded cheddar before serving.
  2. Good recipe! Filled all the spaces in my DH's stomach and then some! I did boost up the flavor a bit by adding some cayenne (as another reviewer) and some milk too, to sooth out the edges. This is a good recipe that I will make again! Thanks for posting!
  3. This was a great recipe. Basic and healthy. I think perhaps I will add just the teensiest bit of milk next time to give it that creamier texture. I found it fluffy more than creamy... We just added frozen broccoli w/out the cheese sauce - was great all the same. I'm definietely keeping this one. Thanks!
  4. Absolutely delicious and very easy to make.
  5. This was fantastic and so quick and easy. It was a little bland for me at first thus the 4 star, but I spiced it up a little with caynne pepper and let it simmer for a while and it really did the trick for me. I'll admit I had to add some milk to it to lighten the green color (Dave will not eat green soup even if it is light green and beautiful as is.) But it didn't alter the recipe I don't think. I also added additional cracked black pepper. Really nice on a cold rainy day. Served this with Silly-Simple Cheese and Garlic Filled Crescents recipe #100908. Thanks so much for a very nice lunch.


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