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Best Broccoli Soup

Here's a creamy, comforting broccoli soup. It's a delicious way to eat your vegetables. —Carolyn Weinberg, Custer, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups chopped fresh broccoli (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, bring water to boil. Add the broccoli, celery and carrots; boil 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set vegetables aside.
  • In the same pot, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour to form a smooth paste. Gradually stir in broth and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  • Stir in reserved vegetables and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 164 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 868mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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