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Cream Of Broccoli Soup Recipe

    Ingredients:

    • 4 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
    • 2 cups whole milk
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional, for garnish)
    • Croutons or bread, for serving

    Instructions:

    Prepare the Broccoli:

    Wash and chop the fresh broccoli into small florets. Peel and finely chop the onion, and mince the garlic.

    Sauté Aromatics:

    In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until softened and fragrant.

    Make the Roux:

    Sprinkle the flour over the sautéed onions and garlic, stirring constantly to form a roux. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is golden brown.

    Add Broccoli:

    Add the chopped broccoli to the pot, stirring well to coat it with the roux.

    Pour in Broth:

    Gradually pour in the vegetable or chicken broth while stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook until the broccoli is tender, about 10-15 minutes.

    Blend the Soup:

    Use an immersion blender to carefully blend the soup until smooth. Alternatively, transfer the soup in batches to a blender, blend until smooth, and return to the pot.

    Add Milk and Cream:

    Pour in the whole milk and heavy cream, stirring well to combine. Allow the soup to simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes, ensuring it’s heated through.

    Season the Soup:

    Season the soup with salt, pepper, and nutmeg (if using). Adjust the seasoning to taste.

    Serve:

    Ladle the cream of broccoli soup into bowls. If desired, garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and serve with croutons or crusty bread.

    Enjoy:

    Serve the cream of broccoli soup hot and enjoy the comforting warmth and rich flavors!

    This Cream of Broccoli Soup is a delightful way to enjoy the goodness of broccoli in a creamy and satisfying form.

    Feel free to customize it by adding your favorite herbs or spices for an extra touch of flavor.

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