Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

Mom Was Right! Eat Your Broccoli!

Favorite Restaurant Soup Recipe


This Cream of Broccoli Soup is not only delicious ...it’s very good for you! Don’t tell the kids!

Evidence indicates broccoli is one of the healthiest of vegetables. Broccoli apparently helps battle diabetes and may help to suppress some kinds of cancer.





Cream of Broccoli Soup

Favorite Restaurant Soup Recipe


Preparation time: about 60 minutes. Serves 8-10 eight ounce portions.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of broccoli, washed and cut into small pieces (save florets for later). Much of the broccoli stalks can be peeled and diced or sliced thin
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups scalded milk or cream
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups water from cooking broccoli
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded, for garnish (freshly shredded makes a difference)and or a piece of cooked broccoli

 

Instructions:

  • In a sauce pan, combine broccoli, water and salt
  • Cook until tender; when done, reserve 1 1/2 cups water for the soup

Make a white sauce as follows:

  • Heat milk in a double boiler to just below its boiling point
  • Melt butter in soup pot and add flour, cooking over low heat for a few minutes (be careful not to burn)
  • Add hot milk slowly, stirring constantly
  • Add 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cook and stir until thickened
  • Now add liquid from the broccoli
  • Add 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and the white pepper
  • Mix well and add the tender cooked broccoli and the florets
  • Let sit a few minutes so florets cook
  • Ladle your soup into soup bowls and garnish with cheddar cheese or a cooked broccoli floret

As an option for this restaurant soup recipe ... try adding a dash of nutmeg.

This restaurant soup recipe makes a wonderful meal when served with an award winning Bran Muffin.




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