Simply Perfect Cream of Broccoli Soup

"This is one of the simplest, yet most satisfying recipes I have found. This is a good basic soup. For a hearty twist, add some cheddar cheese, to taste."
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
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  • Bring chicken broth to a boil, then add broccoli.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender; Set aside.
  • In another saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onion and stir occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Stir constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Add broccoli and cook until heated thoroughly.
  • Add 1 cup american or cheddar cheese, if desired.

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  1. daisygrl64
    Just finished making this and was so easy and delicious! Thank you and will def make again.
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  3. *Parsley*
    This certainly is an ultra-basic recipe, but it's yummy and satisfying. Great for when you're craving a thick, creamy soup and want it quickly. I love that it uses all basic ingredients that I always have around. I did throw in a handful of cheddar cheese as mentioned in the intro. This was delicious; thanx!
  4. Chrystabel
    My mom used to make this exact recipe and I loved it as a child and still love it. Easy, no frills, recipe. Since this isn't really seasoned I would recommend adding salt and pepper to taste near the end. I also added a dash of cumin, nutmeg and a tinsy bit of curry seasoning. BTW nutmeg and cumin are great complements for this creamy soup. Because we didn't have regular onions I substituted spring onion and ground them up very fine in the blender. We are also gluten free so I used Bob's Red Mill gluten free all-purpose flour and it worked fine. I pureed the soup with a stick blender and added about a cup more frozen broccoli (my kids like to see and chew the broccoli) ten minutes before serving. I served this with grated cheddar cheese and fresh baked pumpkin carob chip bread. This recipe is a hit and my kids can't wait to have it again. Thanks so much Chef Heather.


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