Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup
You can also stir in a cup or more of shredded cheddar cheese at the end for a broccoli-cheese soup.
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- 1 bunch
- fresh broccoli
- 1 stick
- 1 c
- chopped onion
- 1/2 c
- all purpose flour
- 4 c
- whole milk
- 4 tsp
- chicken base
- 4 c
- fresh ground nutmeg (optional)
1Rinse the broccoli, peel the stalks, cut the woody ends off and chop, leaving some florets a little larger than others. Set aside.
2Melt 1/2 stick of the butter in a saucepot, add the onions, a litle salt and pepper and saute over medium heat until translucent. Add the other half stick of butter and when melted add the flour, stir in and saute over medium heat a few minutes.
3Stir in the milk, water, chicken base and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.(Or you can use 4 cups of chicken broth instead of the chicken base & water.) Add the uncooked broccoli, the dash of nutmeg and bring back to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered about 10 minutes.
4Using an immersion blender (or a potato masher), lightly blend so some of the broccoli is pureed, leaving some whole pieces. Serve with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese.
5NOTE: You can make a broccoli-cheddar cheese soup by stirring 1 cup of shredded cheddar at the end of the cooking time.