Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

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From: EatingWell.com, November 2019

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.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced and rinsed
  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon whole fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons thinly sliced chives

Preparation

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 157 calories; 10 g fat(6 g sat); 4 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 91 mcg folate; 29 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,712 IU vitamin A; 93 mg vitamin C; 126 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 351 mg sodium; 441 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (155% daily value), Vitamin A (74% dv), Folate (23% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 2 vegetable

Reviews 1

November 26, 2019
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By: MeganOS
I love the depth of flavor leeks give this creamy broccoli soup.
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