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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Apr 24, 2012 | Posted in Eating Smarter: Tips and Recipes

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

  • 2 T. butter
  • ¼ cup finely diced onion
  • ½ cup finely diced celery
  • 4 cups chopped fresh broccoli florets, divided
  • ½ cup flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 quart chicken broth (substitute water for vegetarian soup)
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

Saute onions, celery, and half of broccoli in butter until tender. Add flour; be careful not to brown. Slowly add chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and add salt and pepper to taste. Add cream and remaining broccoli. Simmer until broccoli is tender. Top with cheddar cheese and serve.

For thicker soup: Melt 2 T. butter in a separate pan, and add ½ cup flour. Heat until bubbly, being careful not to brown. Add to soup and stir until smooth.

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