Swiss Broccoli Soup

"Great way to eat your broccoli..."
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  • Cut enough 1-inch florets from broccoli to measure 2 cups. Cut rest of broccoli into 1-inch pieces. Cook florets and broccoli separately, in lightly salted water; until just tender. (Florets will be done first.) Immediately rinse in cold water to chill completely. Drain. Set florets aside until serving time.
  • In a large saucepan, saute leeks in butter until tender; about 3 - 4 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and cook for a minute or so, stirring with a whisk. Remove from heat and stir in chicken stock. Return to heat and simmer 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add broccoli pieces (not florets) to chicken stock and puree in an electric blender, in batches, until smooth.
  • Shortly before serving, blend in cream and cheese. Simmer gently until cheese melts. Add nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Add reserved broccoli florets to heat through. Serve immediately.

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  1. Annacia
    I almost always have broccoli on hand and I used some to make his lovely soup for lunch. I really liked the use of Swiss cheese a lot, it's a nice change from Cheddar. Very easy and quick to make also. :D
  2. Starrynews
    This is a great variation on broccoli cheese soup. We really enjoyed this. I loved the idea of separating the stems and florets and only blending the stems. Perfect. Thanks for sharing! ZWT7
  3. mersaydees
    Made as directed. Awesome as it is, I am curious if Gruyere cheese (a relation to Swiss if not mistaken) would really make this soup over-the-top! :) Thanks, CaliforniaJan! Made for Photo Tag.
  4. duonyte
    This was really quite good. I did add a little more onion. My broccoli was a little sad looking, so I did not set aside any florets. I steamed it in the microwave, which was faster and avoided steaming up the kitchen. I used my stick blender right in the soup pot, adding the cream and cheese at the same time. Instead of Swiss, I used kashkaval, as I had some I wanted to use up, and that worked well - perhaps even better than Swiss.


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