Broccoli Soup

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • pin2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and diced
  • Pinch dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 4 cups chicken broth, homemade or low-sodium canned
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons cream or half-and-half, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional toppings: shaved Parmesan, shredded cheddar or crumbled bacon
Directions

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the potato, thyme, salt, and broth and bring to a boil. Adjust the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and cook uncovered until the potato is fork tender, about 10 minutes. Add the broccoli and simmer for 3 minutes.

Puree the soup in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender. Return soup to the pot and add the cream. Bring to a simmer, taste, and season with salt and pepper.

Serve with optional toppings.

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Excellent.  I hit it with some more salt and pepper, used fresh broccoli, and topped it with some parmesan like soft Turkish cheese . item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this soup. I didn't fully puree it because we prefer a chunky texture. Topped the soup with a little bacon and parmesan cheese. My picky husband ate two bowls. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family wouldn't eat this. Very bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I added a dash of ancho chile and portabello & shiitake mushrooms. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The soup was tasty and will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent meal. I'M a teen who loves to cook and this recipe really impressed me and my parents. I will definetly be making this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! I used baby Yukon Gold potatoes w/skins on and one rib celery sautéed along w/onion garlic, followed the rest of recipe using home made chicken stock. Turned out fabulously tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was as easy to make as it was delicious!! Especially during these cold afternoons. Having a bowl full right now and enjoying every second!! (I added a chopped carrot, celery, and handful of spinach .... so gooood!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fabulous: I'll be doubling it from now on. DH raved over it and the kids loved it, too. I used a fat dollop of sour cream in place of the cream and grated some gruyere cheese into it. Very rich and satisfying. item not reviewed by moderator and published
@pantercoach1_1 Actually, that is one of the main reasons why I read reviews other than looking at the stars it got. I like seeing what others change and what works for them because I love to change recipes and make them mine. Please don't tell people what to post and what not to, that's not your place in an open forum and you're not the voice of everyone, I like those posts. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
if you like broccoli soup, you'll love this. the only thing i did wrong was i put in too much garlic, i use it from a jar, minced, i just put in too much but it's still good. luckily we all love garlic. i did ladle it into blender, just took a second and really gave it that smooth, creamy texture. i used more 1/2 & 1/2 too, half cup. top w/shreded cheese. very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For Panther1coach_182408, Where does it say to not alter the recipe? That's what cooking is all about. Keep your comments about what people should or should not post to yourself. Be creative! You must only eat foods that come out of a box. That way you can follow the instructions to a T. Eat something more than hotdogs and french fries buddy. Move on!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this to the recipe. Where the flavor comes in is the toppings. Be creative, i had many different toppings and everyone used a different combo. others that i used...green onions, chipotle peppers, sour cream and all the others that were suggested. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this according to the recipe and it was good. Not great, but good. I will tweak it next time. For some of you, please don't alter recipe and then comment on it. "I didn't have thyme so I used oregano. I added gorgonzola cheese, I threw in some rutabaga, etc." THIS is the recipe you're supposed to be reviewing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried making this recipe today and found that it was good. For my dietary needs, I used 6 tblsp of yogurt. However, I found the recipe a little to bland... Next time I am going to try adding some chillies and celery to it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt to make a broccoli soup and it was a failure. I think this receipe called for too much onion. I tried to eat it with my kids and we could not do it..maybe if I try to do again will cut down on onion and add more broth.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Takes no time to make, healthy (depending how much bacon and cheese you add!), and delicious! Quick go to meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good recipe you can do a lot with. I cook the potatoes and broccoli in the chicken stock together for about 25 minutes, then take out about a third of the potatoes and broccoli. I use an immersion blender on the remainder, adding a cup of parmigiana reggiano. Then add the chunks back in. Awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't think I would be able to get my six children to eat broccoli soup, youngest four years old, but they not only ate it but rated it a ten with many requests to make it again. I added four potatoes and cheese. I cooked the onion and potato together with the butter/olive oil, garlic, and herb. I then added the flour after potato was cooked. Last, I added to the broccoli soup. They really loved it. I was really surprised. I think I might garnish it with a bit more thyme, bacon, and cheddar on top next time for them. It is a very filling soup, very yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a solid soup. Consistency is what I hoped for with Broccoli soup, quite delicious even without cheese. I strongly suggest adding a bit of Kale at the same time as the Broccoli, and ending it off by adding 1-2 tbsp of Horseradish (Wasabi would work, but be careful!), simmer like this for 2-3 minutes, before serving. This will give it a touch of kick that should make everyone forget about cheese. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used fresh broccoli and enjoyed it hot, warm, and cold. Will make this often. Kay, Savannah, GA item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the receipe except the thyme leaves, because I didn't have any and I omitted the creme didn't want fat in t. It turned out great tasting and fmaily loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only thing I do differently is to make a roux by adding flour to the butter after I saute the onions...go ahead, do it with the onions in...it's OK. I then alternate between adding in chicken stock and cheese until I get about 4 slices of cheddar or American in. I then continue the recipe as is except I nuke the potato before I peel and chop it into the soup. That way you don't end up with underdone potato. I use my hand held blender when the soup's all cooked, and then add in the cream, perhaps a bit more than the recipe calls for. I used to throw away my broccoli stalks after cutting the florets off...now I save them and when I have several, I cut 1/8" - 1/16" of an inch slices from the top to about 3 inches down the stalks and put the "rounds" in to simmer with a few florets. Great way to make expensive, fresh produce go further! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such an easy soup to make .....and easy to adapt to my dietary limitations....by that I mean that I was easily able to tweak the recipe to accomadate my gluten free diet. Instead of chicken broth, I used plain old water and added 2 more potatoes to be sure I had enough creaminess to the soup. I also added a can of diced tomatoes to give the soup more depth. Overall, it came out great and my children loved it!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boyfriend and I have made this a couple of times and it's been a hit both times. This recipe is really simple and quick and consists of items we typically already have in the kitchen. The flavor is great. You can really taste the broccoli and the potato helps thicken the soup to a good consistency. Goes great with a toasty piece of good bread. This is one we will make over and over again, especially in a pinch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and so easy to make item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup with small red potatoes instead of one and it turned out delicious. My son, who is a picky eater had a big bowl. It was easy to make and it tasted wonderfully. A good way to get your daily share of vegetables. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I have been cooking for several years,I am always looking for new healthy receipes for my family. I tried this broccoli soup receipe today,I very very pleased with the flavor. I did add a little more chicken broth & light cream also a lttle more bacon & motzarella cheese this gave it more flavor!!! EXCELLENT SOUP. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a must recipe but I had no pottato I'll haft to try it again with Potato. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make. However, I used fresh broccoli and did not steam I just put in soup and simmered a little longer. Soup was excellent the first day and even better the second day. Creamy soup and not too cheesey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used fresh broccoli instead, and it was delicious! Very easy; keeps well. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
delish ... and Imade it lowfat by adding 1% cheddar in the end... oh, baby... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent- I used a sweet potatoe, some sherry- item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like this recipe. My daughter and I really like broccoli soup and have tried many recipes but this was the best. We will definatley make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick, and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this soup was absolutely wonderful. I used fresh organic broccoli and free range organic chicken broth, but omitted the cream entirely. I found the soup needed more salt than called for. It was thick and very satisfying. This will be a regular on my weeknight table. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare, and tasty. Subistuted fresh broccoli and it was great item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never made soup from scratch before and don't have much experience cooking in general but I love broccoli so I thought I'd try this receipe. I used canned broth and it turned out to be 4 1/2 cups instead of 4. I used 3/4 cup of half and half to make it more creamy and I blended the soup but not to a total puree so there were still some small chunks. I also used one small carrot chopped up. The receipe turned out well and I'm sure I'll make it again sometime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was a very easy recipe to make and everyone will compliment you on this, very good flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe and thought it was average. I didn't think that it had enough broccoli flavor. I did like the ease of the preparation and appreciated that I could make soup so quickly and easily, but I would probably adjust my onion to half the amount or two thirds the amount it calls for and increase my broccoli portion by half to get a more satisfying broccoli flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very quick and easy. Result tasted great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
best way to eat broccoli item not reviewed by moderator and published

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