Best Broccoli Soup

Best Broccoli Soup


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About this recipe: A simple recipe for a deliciously creamy broccoli soup. Serve for lunch or dinner, with grated mature Cheddar cheese and a fresh bread roll. Perfect during the cold winter months.

William Anatooskin

Serves: 6 

  • 1 litre water
  • 375g broccoli florets
  • 30g margarine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large stick celery, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock powder
  • 600ml full fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 70g mature Cheddar cheese, grated

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. In a medium-sized cooking pot, add water and broccoli florets. Bring to the boil; reduce heat and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain, reserving all of the water.
  2. In a food processor or liquidiser, process half the cooked broccoli until fairly smooth. Chop remaining broccoli and set aside.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed cooking pot, melt margarine, add onion and celery; cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until soft. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add reserved water and chicken stock granules; bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring constantly until thickened.
  4. Stir in milk, nutmeg, pepper and processed broccoli and chopped broccoli; heat through. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve garnished with grated Cheddar cheese.

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