Really Easy Broccoli Soup

"This comes from the Company's Coming Soup and Sandwich Cookbook by Jean Pare. It's so quick and easy to make after a long day at work."
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Ready In:


  • 10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 ounces cream of mushroom soup or 10 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 1 14 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (optional)


  • Cook broccoli in water until tender.
  • Do not drain.
  • Add remaining ingredients except cheese and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Run through blender until you have desired consistency. ( you can set aside a few flowerettes for garnish).
  • Stir in cheese if using.
  • For Vegetarian do not use Cream of Chicken.

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  1. What an easy and tasty recipe. Had a bunch of broccoli waiting in the crisper. Do or die time. Made a wonderful lunch with crisp breadsticks.
  2. I had fresh broccoli to use up, so I combined the water and butter and cooked the broccoli in it, then combined with the other ingredients. I used a can of cream of broccoli soup, and was out of milk so used fat free half & half. Also used Crystal Farms fat free cheddar. Delicious!!
  3. Made this for lunch yesterday and definately a recipe to go into my Favorites of 2010. The ease and taste yummmmm. I used cream of mushroom soup (might try broccoli next time) and added some garlic powder and as a previous reviewer did I used fresh broccoli (cooked till almost tender) and mashed some of the broccoli with a potato masher but left some chunks of broccoli because we like to have some in the soup. Thank you for a good recipe. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag game. P.S. Didn't realize I made and reviewed this already and picked it for Let's Party December 2010 tag game. I made it last night and this time I minced some onion and added to the broccoli while it simmered. Definately a winner!
  4. Yummy, Yummy. I was looking for a quick recipie to use up my broccoli. I always seem to have good intentions about using the whole head but rarely...ok...never do. So haveing this recipe in my box is great because it means less composted broccoli in our house, and I intend to freeze it into tupperware to take to work. <br/><br/>I used the cream of chicken, and instead of cheddar I used some gouda that was also not going to all get eaten this week either:0) MUCHO PERFECTO! <br/><br/>Yea! thanks for sharing.
  5. This is a great, simple recipe! I've tried a few broccoli soup recipes, and this is my favorite (and the easiest) so far! I used Campbell's low fat cream of mushroom, and only blended it for a few seconds, so it was quite chunky. Served it with cheesy biscuits, and it made a great Saturday night dinner. Will definitely make this one again!


  1. Great recipie. I added sauteed onion and garlic plus substituted a jar of store-purchased alfredo sauce for the soup. It was great. I replaced 1/2cup of milk with 1/2cup of half-half cream too.
  2. Wow, this really is quick and easy. I even got to use my immersion blender I got for Christmas. This is one of those recipes that will work for a quick weeknight dinner. The flavor is great and the simplicity of the whole recipe is worth raving about itself. I may use the suggestion of another reviewer and use a can of cream of broccoli soup instead of the mushroom. We topped our with a little extra cheddar and croutons!
  3. Very tasty soup recipe! I was hoping for something a little more similar to the nice thick soup you get a restaurants, but in retrospect it makes sense that when you increase the ease of a recipe, sometimes you sacrifice the end product. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed not only how easy and quick this soup was, but it was pretty darn tasty as well. I think next time I'll use either cream of chicken or cream of broccoli instead of the mushroom as I think that's what kept throwing the taste off. I drained my broccoli because I wanted a little thicker soup, used skim milk and added a slurry of flour and soup to thicken it up a bit. Just right for a darn cold night in Kansas! Thanks Dreamer- this will always have a place in my rotation for healthy, tasty last minute meals!
  4. This was really, really good!!! I left the broccoli chunky, but may run it through the blender tomorrow. I also used 3/4 cup milk and 1/2 cup heavy cream instead of all milk. (Just trying to use up some of my heavy cream before it goes bad!) I used cream of broccoli soup, and also drained the broccoli, (*only because I prefer a thicker soup.) I'll be making this all the time!! Loved it!! :) TY!!!! :)



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