This simple and healthy cream of broccoli soup recipe gets its flavor from a mixture of aromatic vegetables, including leeks and celery. Using an immersion blender (or regular blender) gives it a smooth, creamy texture. Enjoy this easy homemade cream of broccoli soup as a comforting appetizer or pair it with a sandwich or salad for lunch or dinner. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2019

Marianne Williams
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leeks and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Add broccoli and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook until the broccoli is tender, about 12 minutes. Stir in thyme and salt. Puree the soup with an immersion blender until smooth, about 2 minutes. (Alternatively, transfer soup, in batches if necessary, to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid to allow steam to escape; secure lid on blender. Place a clean kitchen towel over opening in lid. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes. Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Add half-and-half and process just until incorporated, about 15 seconds. Serve immediately, topped with chives.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; 10.4 g total fat; 6.3 g saturated fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 351 mg sodium. 441 mg potassium; 13.4 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 4.7 g protein; 3712 IU vitamin a iu; 93 mg vitamin c; 91 mcg folate; 126 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 38 mg magnesium;

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11/26/2019
I love the depth of flavor leeks give this creamy broccoli soup. Read More