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How to Make Creamy Broccoli Soup

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

This delicious green Creamy Broccoli Soup yields 4 cup/8 shooter servings. It is easily doubled for a larger party, and makes a wonderfully coloured holiday accompaniment to any main course meal or as a party appetizer. Three more of my favourite holiday cream soup recipes (Roasted Pumpkin and Garlic Soup, Roasted Garlic and Yogurt Soup and Harvest Squash & Bacon Soup) are provided here in the betweenclosefriends.com blog. For more entertaining ideas; how to make homemade gifts; homemade cheeses (such as Bourisin, Liptauer, yougurt, cream cheese) etc; herbal recipes; mocktails; and much more, please check out the ‘Category’ sections

Ingredients:

1 medium onion

2 medium carrots

2 celery stalks, chopped

2 chopped garlic cloves

4 tsp butter

3 tsp chicken broth powder

½ c flour

1 c water

2 medium stalks of broccoli, coarsely chopped

4 T cream cheese (recipe for homemade available in betweenclosefriends.com blog under the ‘Favorite Recipe’ category)

3 c milk

1 T fresh copped parsley or 1 tsp dried

  1. Cook the chopped onion, carrot, celery and garlic in butter on medium-high heat until soft and translucent.
  2. Combine the flour and broth powder. Sprinkle over the cooked vegetables, then stir to mix in.
  3. Gradually add the water to the cooked vegetables, stirring to avoid any lumps.
  4. Add the milk and broccoli.
  5. Cook on low heat until the broccoli is tender, ~ 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Puree the soup with the cream cheese, in small batches in a blender.
  7. Return the pureed soup to the soup pot, and over medium heat add the parsley, stirring frequently until heated through, ~3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve hot, or allow to cool, and garnish with a small dollop of sour cream with a parsley sprig.