Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe
Velvety homemade cream of broccoli soup is healthy, rich and so simple. It's filled with flavor creamy goodness and so much flavor!!
- 2 TB butter
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 sticks celery chopped
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 8 cups broccoli florets
- 3 TB butter
- 3 TB all purpose flour
- 2 cups Half and Half
- 1-2 tsp garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- pepper to taste
- bacon and shredded cheese for garnish
In a medium stock pot, melt 2 tablespoons butter and saute garlic and celery until tender. Add broccoli and broth, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, over low heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter, stir in flour and add milk. Stir until thick and bubbly.
In batches, pour the soup into a blender and pulse for a few seconds, then puree until smooth.
Add soup to flour mixture. Season with garlic salt and pepper and stir in cheddar cheese.
If desired, garnish with more cheese and bacon.
Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1161mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Vitamin C: 117.7mg | Calcium: 359mg | Iron: 1.5mg