Broccoli Soup

My nephew is in love with broccoli soup. I know it’s rare for a three year old, but he loves veggies, he even says I want to eat the tree (referring to broccoli). Its cute watching him break small pieces of bread and dipping it in the soup. This time I made this soup specially for him.

This recipe, like most soups, is simple and fast to make. I served it this time with the No Butter Garlic Bread.

For a lighter version of the recipe, you can use milk or sour cream instead of cream. You can also skip it all together and make it dairy free.

You will need:

  • 1.5 to 2 lb broccoli, around 700 gms, separated into florets
  • 1 liter chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 1 big garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup cream

Direction:

Broccoli Soup - butter, onion, and garlic

In a medium pot melt the butter. Once melted, stir in the onions and cook until translucent.

Then add the garlic and stir until fragrant.

Broccoli Soup - add flour

Add the flour and cook for one minutes.

Broccoli Soup - add stock

Then add the chicken stock.

Broccoli Soup - whisk till thick

Whisk it all together until slightly thickened. It won’t thicken a lot, it will just look more creamy.

Broccoli Soup - add broccoli

Add the broccoli and cook until tender, around 10 minutes.

Broccoli Soup - puree everything

Using a blender or a hand blender, puree everything to the consistency you like (chunky or smooth). I like mine to be smooth.

Broccoli Soup - Add cream

Before serving, heat the broccoli soup and add the cream. Then bring it back to a boil.

Broccoli soup

Serve it hot with a side of garlic bread.

I served my broccoli soup with the no-butter garlic bread I made earlier.

Happy cooking, and as we say in Arabic “Sahha Wi Afia”

30 thoughts on “Broccoli Soup

  1. I’ve been looking for a nice brocolli soup recipe for a while and this one looks just the job.. I’ll be giving this a try out next weekend 🙂

    p.s. thanks for the coment on my Lemon-Raspberry Muffins

  2. What beautiful food you make! I’m making broccoli soup myself tonight and I’ll try your recipe, it looks delicious, like all your dishes. Thanks for sharing them…
    best wishes,
    Julie

  3. You also do such an incredible job of breaking the recipes down and photographing each step. You really need a book deal for your own cook book.

    1. Thanx alot Saddleshoos … maybe some day i will do that … im really glad you like it .. hope to get feedback from u when u try any recipe out … stay in touch 🙂

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