Broccoli Soup

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Vail Bee
from Sacramento, CA

My mom taught me this recipe. She did it in cooking school, originally without the potato. She found that she didn't have the velvety consistency that she wanted and then decided to add a potato to the blend. It worked and is completely delicious. It can be served hot with a nice warm loaf of bread, or cold with some fresh veggies or a sandwich on the side :)

serves a couple
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    chopped whole broccoli
  • 1 c
    mirepoix
  • vegetable stock
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 md
    peeled, chopped russet potato
  • 1
    sachet of bay leaf, cracked black pepper, thyme, and parsley
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How To Make

  • 1
    prepping a mirepoix: chop 2 celery stalks, 2 large carrots, and 1/2 a large white onion; combine these in a small saucepan and sautee in about 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil; add a small amount of salt for flavor; this should amount to about 1 cup for your soup mixture
  • 2
    in a large pot combine your mirepoix, chopped potato and chopped broccoli
  • 3
    add enough vegetable stock to cover the veggies, and toss in the sachet
  • 4
    stir in heavy cream and bring to a boil
  • 5
    allow mixture to bubble for 20 minutes (until everything is soft and cooked through well)
  • 6
    blend the mixture, 2 cups at a time
  • 7
    pour back into pot, season with salt and pepper, and stir it all together

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