Cream of Broccoli Soup

This is a great way to use up broccoli from your refrigerator or buy broccoli off the mark down rack at the store.

  • Recipe YieldServes 6-8

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 Quarts chicken stock
  • 2 T Butter
  • 2-3 medium potatoes peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup cream or half & half
  • 3 T cornstarch
  • salt & pepper to taste

Method

1

In a large stock pot add the chicken broth, butter, potatoes, onion and salt and pepper. Simmer on low for 20-30 minutes till potatoes are soft.

2

Add the chopped broccoli (I use the top part of the stem too)

3

White wine, and simmer for 15-20 minutes till broccoli is soft.

4

Pour into food processor (in several batches) and puree till smooth.

5

Return soup to pot and add 1 cup of cream or half-n-half

6

Disolve 3 T cornstarch in 2 ounces of COLD water and pour into soup to thicken

7

Simmer for an additional 3-5 minutes.

8

Top with some shredded cheddar cheese and chopped parsley.

Serve with some crusty bread.

Enjoy!