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Broccoli Soup

Written by Patti on November 1st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Halloween is over for another year and now Thanksgiving is around the corner. And it is doggone chilly here in Atlanta.

That lovely couple, the Neeleys, have just the thing. Yummy, healthy and cheap (I’m big on cheap these days…) – broccoli soup! Lets do it!

Yum, yum, yum - broccoli soup tonight!

Broccoli Soup with Croutons

4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli
1 large onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup cream
Homemade Croutons, recipe follows

Melt 4 tablespoons butter in heavy medium pot over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, onion, carrot, salt and pepper and saute until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, until the flour reaches a blonde color. Add stock and bring to boil.

Simmer uncovered until broccoli is tender, about 15 minutes. Pour in cream. With an immersion blender, puree the soup. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and then replace the lid back on the pot. Serve hot with Homemade Croutons.

Homemade Croutons:
Day old French bread
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut bread into cubes and place in a large bowl. Drizzle cubes with olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Mix well.

How about that? You feel cozier already, don’t you?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Dana Carvey – Chopping Broccoli


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. John says:

    YUM and YAY!! My next soup!! Just as soon as I finish the big pot of spicy chick pea soup I made Sunday. I will definitely be whipping up a batch of this recipe this weekend!! Thanks honey!!

  2. Patti says:

    John, Love,

    I made this last night. It was fantastic! Just the thing for a cold night.

    Shall we make a pot together?


  3. John says: