My girls love broccoli soup and regularly request it.
It’s a great healthy lunch that takes only 30 minutes or so to prepare. Or you could make it in a slow cooker.
I just prefer to use a big stock pot.
Broccoli soup is a simple, frugal, and quick lunch.
First, I chop up a whole head of broccoli and several celery stalks.
Alex peels carrots.
I chop potatoes and onion.
Alex informs me that he doesn’t like onions.
We keep homemade chicken and beef stock on hand in quart zippy bags in the freezer. This recipe uses two bags.
I throw all the veggies in the pot with the frozen broth and it steams as it melts, then simmers a bit and softens the veggies. I also dash in a 1/2 cup of white wine.
After the broth melts, I add salt and pepper and garlic powder and stir.
I scoop out some of the larger chunks of broccoli stalk and throw them out since they clog the blender.
Of course, Tori wants to get in on some of that action.
Alex is a bit nervous to push the button.
You can leave it a little chunky or blend it ultra-smooth.
And of course, shred some lovely cheese.
We like it with chopped ham and lots of cheese and fresh rolls or wheat bread.
Except Alex makes himself a ham and cheese sandwich instead.
Broccoli Soup Recipe:
1 large head broccoli, chopped
2-3 celery stalks, chopped
2-4 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 quarts chicken stock or broth
1/2 cup white wine, dry sherry, or apple juice
salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
Optional: chopped ham or bacon and shredded cheese, a drizzle of cream
Directions: Combine ingredients in a stock pot or slow cooker. Simmer for 30-45 minutes or until carrots are softened. Blend to desired consistency. Serve whenever. Freezes beautifully.
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