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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


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Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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

1 cup
157 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 13.4g; dietary fiber 3.5g; sugars 5.7g; fat 10.4g; saturated fat 6.3g; cholesterol 29.3mg; vitamin a iu 3712.3IU; vitamin c 93mg; folate 91.1mcg; calcium 126mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 37.5mg; potassium 441.3mg; sodium 350.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 fat, 2 vegetable