Creamy Broccoli Soup

A little bit ago we tried out that recipe for Curried Cauliflower Soup and loved it so I figured that since cauliflower and broccoli are so similar that the same recipe could be altered just a bit to make Creamy Broccoli Soup.  It worked!  This soup is big on flavor.  Pure broccoli flavor.

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups milk, divided (soy or unsweetened almond milk can be substituted or you could use chicken broth for a different flavor profile- more savory than sweet)

1 cup chopped yellow onion

3 cloves garlic, chopped

5 cups (about 1 pound) broccoli florets (or 1 head)

Directions

  • Heat 1/2 cup of milk in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook, until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add broccoli and remaining milk, cover and simmer until broccoli is very tender, about 40 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning  with salt and pepper if you like.
  • Working in batches, carefully purée in a blender until smooth.
  • Transfer to bowls, and serve.

We had this as a side to Loaded Baked Potatoes and it was perfect.  When I say loaded, I mean: butter, sour cream, cheddar cheese, steamed broccoli, and bacon chunks.  LOADED!

J