Soups, Chowders, and Stews

Simple Cream of Broccoli Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 bag fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)
  • 1 to 2 quarts of homemade or canned chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup cream or milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped dill or basil
  • 2 cups cooked tiny pasta (optional)

Instructions

  1. Rinse broccoli florets and cover with water. Add chopped onion. Cook uncovered until broccoli is tender.
  2. Drain and reserve cooking water. Remove florets/onion to a large cooking pot. Add enough stock to cover; or don’t drain vegetables and use broccoli water and add some chicken bouillon.
  3. With a hand blender, finely chop broccoli but not puree. Heat well, season to taste.
  4. Add the cream or milk. If extra thickening is desired add pasta.

 

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