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Light Cream of Broccoli Soup: It's easy to make creamy, thick and flavourful cream of broccoli soup in your own home. Make it "light" today without heavy cream! | aheadofthyme.com

Light Cream of Broccoli Soup


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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-7 cups
  • Category: Soup

Description

It’s easy to make creamy, thick and flavourful light cream of broccoli soup in your own home. Make it “light” today without heavy cream!


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 russet potato, chopped
  • 4 cups of chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup half and half cream
  • black pepper to taste
  • shredded cheddar cheese (optional).

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Saute the onions, garlic and celery until the onions are soft and translucent. Add the potatoes and mix well.
  2. Add the chicken (or vegetable) stock and water. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the broccoli and stir to combine.Turn the heat down to low, cover and continue to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until the broccoli and potato are soft.
  4. Puree the soup using your blender or food processor and add it back to the pot.
  5. On low heat, add the cream and continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes. Add some black pepper to taste.
  6. Serve hot with shredded cheddar cheese on top.