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Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamy Broccoli Soup recipe? Learn how to make Creamy Broccoli Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bekka78

Makes 12 servings



Marcia Kiesel's luxuriously creamy soups are the perfect starters for Thanksgiving dinner because they can be made in advance, then reheated and garnished just before serving. Other ideas are Creamy Carrot Soup with Scallions and Poppy Seeds and Creamy Parsnip Soup with Prosciutto.

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Broccoli Soup

3 lbs broccoli - (2 large heads-3.5 lbs) stems peeled
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 quart low-sodium vegetable broth
4 cups water
1/8 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup 1% milk

Recipe Directions for Creamy Broccoli Soup

  1. Separate the broccoli stems from the heads. Measure out 3 cups of small florets and reserve. Coarsely chop the remaining broccoli. In a large pot, melt the butter in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the onion, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the coarsely chopped broccoli to the pot along with the broth and water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the broccoli is tender, about 20 minutes. Add 2 cups of the reserved florets, cover and simmer until barely tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the remaining 1 cup of florets and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat until richly browned, about 6 minutes.

  3. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender until very smooth. Transfer the soup to a clean saucepan. Stir in the cream and milk and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring a few times. Season the soup with salt and pepper and ladle into bowls. Garnish with the sautéed florets and croutons and serve.

  4. Make Ahead The soup can be refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently.

Categories

Vegetables, Soup, Gluten-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 305.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
117
Calories from Fat
69
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.7g
12%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
107mg
4%
Potassium
398mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
9.7g
3%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
4.5g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 170%
Calcium 7% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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