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Broccoli Cream Soup

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min.

Makes

8 servings (about 2 quarts)

This soup has a wonderful fresh flavor. I've never had a better broccoli soup.—Beth Hart, Walworth, New York

Ingredients

  • 9 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pinch each dried basil, thyme and rubbed sage
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring broccoli and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. In a small skillet, saute onion in 2 tablespoons of butter until tender; add to broccoli mixture. Stir in the bay leaf and remaining seasonings. simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the remaining butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into broccoli mixture; add buttermilk and cream. Heat through (do not boil). Discard bay leaf.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 265 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1005mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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