Homemade cream of broccoli soup is a family favorite! Velvety soup that is healthy, rich and simple and filled with flavor and topped with bacon and cheese.
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.