Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cream of Broccoli Soup

I hope my Canadian friends enjoyed Canada Day. I had a nice relaxing day and stayed in since I will be very busy soon.  My regular readers will know that it has been raining a lot where I live.  But suddenly the weather turned very warm a few days ago.  I think most people are happy about that.

Even though the temperature were very warm, I was craving some cream of broccoli soup. I very seldom eat cream soup and I never eat Cream of Broccoli soup so am not sure where that craving came from. So I googled a recipe and came up with this. First time I've made it and it was quite good.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 chopped onion 
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped 
  • 3 cups of chicken stock 
  • 8 cups of broccoli florets (I didn't have 8 cups. I used about 3-4 cups but if you want your soup to be greener or have a full broccoli flavour, I suggest you use the recommended amount). 
  • 3 tablespoons butter 
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour 
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium sized stock pot, and saute onion and celery until tender. Add broccoli and broth, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot.
  3. In small saucepan, over medium-heat melt 3 tablespoons butter, stir in flour and add milk. Stir until thick and bubbly, and add to soup. Season with pepper and serve.


OneStonedCrow said...

mmmm it's been chilly here and I've been craving soup ... never had broccoli soup though ...

as a kid I hated broccoli and cauliflower - now I absoultely love them ...

Joyful said...

This soup will be good to warm you Graham. I hope you enjoy. Oops I see I have to get rid of the numbers 4 and 5 but no time right now. Cheers.

Denise said...


Rosemary said...

This recipe seems reasonable (in terms of calories) and quite healthy. I'll have to add this to my list :)

Cindy said...

I am very glad to hear that your weather has finally warmed up and acted like Summer! Your broccoli soup sounds very good, I love broccoli soups.
Kind of scary to think about the two men from Surrey planning on setting an explosive devise off at the Legislature buildings, eh? God is so very good though and He did not allow it to happen. My brother and his family spent several hours down there, I was thanking the Lord for their protection when I heard the news.
Hugs, cindy

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it is delicious~ ♥♥♥

clairz said...

Mmm, sounds so good. I believe when we have broccoli cravings we should always follow our body's advice. Not sure what I believe about chocolate cravings, though!

Elisabeth said...

Love your cream of broccoli soup...great recipe!

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