Thursday, November 6, 2008

Easy Broccoli Soup

We love broccoli soup and this one is sure easy! I added carrots to it just to add some more nutrients in the mix and a couple of handfuls of cheddar cheese because we just love cheesy soup :) And I didn't puree it too much because we like our soups chunky :)


  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 medium onion - sliced
  • 1 medium potato - diced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups broccoli (florets and stems) - chopped
  • 1 cup half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of nutmeg (optional)

Directions: Melt the butter over medium high heat in a pot (at least 3qt in size). Add the sliced onion and cook until soft.

Add the diced potato. In a microwave safe bowl heat the broth. I use my 4 cup glass measuring cup and heat half at a time. While it’s heating don’t forget to stir your potatoes and onions.

Pour the broth into the pot and add the broccoli. Cook until the broccoli is soft, stirring occasionally.

Using a standard or immersion blender puree the soup until smooth. If you use a standard blender just return it to the pot when you are through.

Add the half and half, salt and pepper to taste, and stir until heated through