Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Broccoli Soup Recipe

I don't know about you but I am so over Summer. I know its still hot and its still August, but I fancied some homemade soup. So I decided to make some Broccoli Soup and you know what it was so good. I have been using this recipe since 1995, and it came from the OXO Family Recipe Album booklet that probably came in a magazine. It takes no time to make this and its good.


4 Cups cooked broccoli florets and chopped stems
2 tbsp marg
1 small onion chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
1/3 cup all purpose flour
4 OXO Chicken Bouillon Cubes, crumbled
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 tsp each nutmeg and pepper
1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

I steam one bunch of broccoli and as you see I also peel and cut up the stems of the broccoli.

Melt marg and add onion and celery (I do not like celery so never use it) and cook for 3 - 4 minutes.

Add flour, stirring for a minute.

Crumble stock cubes in 3 cups of boiling water. Gradually whisk liquid into onion mixture, bring to a boil stirring constantly.

Now I add broccoli to the liquid.

I like my soup pureed, so I puree this mixture until its sort of semi pureed.

Then add the milk, and heat gently over a low heat.

Serve with grated cheese and warm baked bread!!!!


Jasmine's Journey said...

That is what I need to do, pull out the veggies. I have been eating lots of junk lately. Last night I pulled out some mushrooms, then saute'd them in butter and poured them on top of a porterhouse steak! lol

Mary said...

Yummmmm! Looks delicious!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

That looks really easy and good, we think alike I made a chicken vegetable soup I too wanted soup.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Looks good Gill - will be having a go at that recipe.


Lib said...

Hi Gill,
Looks yummy! I love broc. soup.
High stress around here today!
Hope you have a great day!

AmyK said...

Looks delish, Gill!

Kim said...

I made a huge batch of Frog soup (cream of broccoli) a couple weeks ago - I froze most for quick easy lunches - but I skip the cheese.

I too have been craving fall foods, like beef stew and pot roast.

Cherie said...

yummy! I am going to make this! and a loaf of homemade bread to go with it!

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for all your comments,

Gill :D

Jess said...

This sounds so good...i love broccoli, but I will have to wait til it gets a little bit cooler... For some reason I can't bring myself to eat soups and chili til winter time.

www.retiredandcrazy.com said...

I'm starving Gill. You are serious in danger of ruining my weight loss regime!

Jay said...

Mmmm! Now, that's a soup recipe I really would like to try, though I don't cook much these days. I think broccoli might be my favourite vegetable.

JodyB08 said...

mmmm, now I am hungry...lol.

JodyB (frugal shopper forum)

Rose said...

Sounds good....I need to mark this. \

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