Cream of Broccoli Soup

One of my favourites and one of the simplest to make!  Warm, hearty, ready in less than 20 minutes!  I can’t take full credit for the recipe.  It’s definitely one you can find in Epicure’s easy to use Cookbook but I have modified a bit for our family’s preferred flavour!

prep

9 minutes

cook time

15 minutes

makes

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter 
  • 2 Tbsp flour of choice
  • 4 C milk of choice 
  • 2 C broccoli, steamed
  • 2 Tbsp 3 Onion Mix or 1 small onion, diced 
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp CCB Mix

Instructions

  1. Place broccoli in Multipurpose steamer and steam in microwave for 9 minutes.  If you don’t have a steamer, cook until fork-tender in your preferred method.
  2. While broccoli is steaming, melt butter in an 8 C pot on medium heat.   When it starts to bubble, whisk in the flour to make a roux. Allow the roux to bubble for 2 minutes without letting it burn/brown.  This will cook off the floury flavour.
  3. Slowly add milk, 3 Onion mix, salt, pepper and CCB and bring to a simmer over medium- high heat. 
  4. By the time the milk mixture has started to thicken and come to a light boil, the broccoli should be done.  Place cooked broccoli into a vented blender or food processor and pulse until almost pureed but not smooth liquid.
  5. Add broccoli to milk mixture and allow to return to almost boiling.  Don’t bring to a full rolling boil or the milk will burn to the bottom of the pot. 

Notes

Serve with shredded cheddar, bacon (or Better Than Bacon!), crusty bread or cheese on toast!  Add a few handfuls of crispy, roasted chickpeas or beans for a punch of flavour, texture and protein!