Saturday, October 25, 2008

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup
My Mom used to make this super healthy and delicious soup when I was a kid, now I make it for my kids and they love it too!


1 ½ pounds broccoli
2 cups water
1 large stalk celery (chopped about ¾ cup)
1 medium onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 ½ cups water
1 tablespoon instant chicken bouillon
¾ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Dash of ground nutmeg
¼ cup whipping cream

Heat 2 cups water to boiling in 3 quart sauce pan. Add broccoli (cut in to 1 inch pieces), celery and onion. Cover and heat till boiling. Boil until tender, about 10 minutes; do not drain. Place in blender container. Cover and blend until of uniform consistency.

Heat butter in 3 quart saucepan over low heat until melted. Stir in flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in 2 ½ cups water. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in broccoli mixture, bouillon (dry), salt, pepper and nutmeg. Heat just to boiling. Stir in whipping cream. Heat just until hot (do not boil). Serve with shredded cheese.


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