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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Nothing fends off the cold of winter better than this Creamy Broccoli Soup. It's rich and flavorful and ready in no time!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort Food, Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 590kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tsp. chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • shredded cheddar, for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • Melt butter in large pot or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onion and saute, stirring often until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute until flour is cooked but not brown, stirring constantly. 
  • Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly until incorporated. Increase heat and continue to stir until mixture is smooth and begins to thicken.
  • Stir in broccoli, chicken bouillon, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes until broccoli is tender. 
  • Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Stir in the cream and continue to cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2335IU | Vitamin C: 62.7mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg