Creamy Broccoli Soup

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Creamy Broccoli Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or butter
  •  pounds fresh broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 large onionchopped
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Melt the butter (or heat the olive oil) in a heavy medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and saute until onion is translucent about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli, cauliflower, chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft enough to blend.
  4. Blend the soup, in batches, with a hand blender or in a Vitamix (you may need a little extra broth or water if it is too thick); use caution with hot soup in a blender!!
  5. Alternatively, if you like a lot of texture, blend half the soup to desired consistency and add back to the remaining soup.
  6. Serve hot topped with a handful of shredded cheddar cheese; or not! Delicious with or without the cheese.

Mary-Beth says: “If you love cream of broccoli soup, this soup is pretty close to one made with heavy cream.”


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