It all started with a bag of broccoli. Hubby and I don't usually buy bags of the stuff this huge but it was super cheap and already prebagged at a local produce place we frequent. One of the rabbits LOVES broccoli, but he doesn't get it fast enough to use the whole bag up in time so I began my quest to find a recipe that uses a lot of broccoli.
I searched "broccoli" at Tasty Kitchen and found lots of soups and salads, but this soup really stood out with it's simplicity (and lack of cream!). We tried the recipe last night and loved it! It was VERY easy to put together and tastes great on it's own, or with sour cream on top. I hear that the cheese was good on top too.
Foodie With Family has this recipe in one of her posts. It's great- she even has a super easy recipe for crème fraîche! This soup makes a great side dish or first course to dinner. Enjoy it on its own or topped with whatever makes you all happy inside. Next time I might try some crumbled bacon on top! Yum!
Cream of Broccoli Soup serves 6
(recipe from Foodie with Family)
1 tbl. butter
1 small onion, diced
4 c. fresh or frozen broccoli, cut up (stems and florets, please!)
1 medium russet potato, peeled and 1/2 inch dice
4 c. broth or water (I used 1 can of chicken broth and filled the rest of the way with water)
salt and pepper
sour cream, cheese, crumbled bacon (optional)
Melt the butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onions and let them sweat until they are tender. Make sure to stir from time to time and even turn down the heat if you have to to make sure they don't brown.
Add in the broccoli, potato and liquid. Raise the heat to medium high and bring the soup to a simmer. Partially cover the pot and simmer for 25 minutes- turning down the heat a tad if it starts to boil.
Remove from the heat after 25 minutes or when the veggies are tender. Let cool for 10 minutes, then puree the the soup in a blender or with an immersion blender. Add salt and pepper to your liking (I stuck with pepper only and it was wonderful!)
Garnish the dish with whatever tickles your fancy and enjoy!!!
I linked this recipe up at:
- June's Side Dish Showdown at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
- Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple
- Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
- Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff
- Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace
- Tuesday Tastes at Crazy Daisy
- Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
- Delicious Dishes at itsablogparty.com
- Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
- Recipe Share Party at Harrigan Howdy
- It's Party Time Thursday at Pony Tails & Fish Scales