This soup is made with skim milk, but no one will know if you don't tell them. It is thick and creamy!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a food processor puree 1 cup steamed broccoli, garlic, and 1/4 cup chicken broth.

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the margarine. Add the flour, and stir until mixture thickens and starts to brown.

  • Slowly add remaining 1 cup chicken broth and milk, stirring often. Allow mixture to thicken, about 5 minutes. Then add the puree mixture and the remaining 1 1/2 cups steamed broccoli. Heat through, and allow to thicken for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; 3.1 g total fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 198 mg sodium. 9.7 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
I thought the recipe was excellent with the combination of the broccoli and garlic. YUM YUM!!The only problem I had preparing it was the fact that I think the recipe calls for too little butter with the amount of flour that the recipe uses. It just turned into a big pasty mess. I've made the recipe numerous times and I now add a touch more butter to it (adds a little fat to the recipe but not enough to worry about) and it comes out perfect. Also it sounds like a strange combination but I've also added chicken to it on occasion to make it a one-bowl dinner on those lazy days. The best compliment I can think of to give this recipe is that my mother loved it. And if you know my mother she doesn't like anything! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2005
I really wanted to like this soup but it was too thin. I am used to a thicker cream of broccoli in restaraunts and was hoping this was something close. There was not much flavor either even after I added double the margarine/butter. I did learn that making this soup was not that hard so not a complete loss. Read More
(6)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2006
After reading some of the other reviews/suggestions here is my take. Basic soup was good but I added more chopped garlic and roasted garlic seasoning to the broccoli. I noticed the flour/butter mixture did tend to clump a little but I solved that by tossing it back in the blender with a drop or two of chicken stock and smoothing it down (and yes being from south Louisiana I do know how to make a roux!). Also I used whole wheat flour just cause I like the extra "goose" of flavor and texture it gives a roux - one of my cooking tricks that I usually don't reveal:-). Finally to add a little more body to the soup I sauteed a handful of chopped mushrooms in butter roasted garlic seasoning and another splash of chicken stock. After adding the sauteed mushrooms to the soup I cooked it about 10 minutes more over a low heat and served that puppy up. The shrooms thickened it up just right and I suspect it'll taste even better tomorrow after the flavors blend a little more. Bon appetit y'all! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2003
Very good tasting and easy soup to make. The only thing I would do differently is only puree half of the broccoli and then chop the other half it seemed to have too much grit in it with all of broccoli pureed'. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
I thought the recipe was excellent with the combination of the broccoli and garlic. YUM YUM!!The only problem I had preparing it was the fact that I think the recipe calls for too little butter with the amount of flour that the recipe uses. It just turned into a big pasty mess. I've made the recipe numerous times and I now add a touch more butter to it (adds a little fat to the recipe but not enough to worry about) and it comes out perfect. Also it sounds like a strange combination but I've also added chicken to it on occasion to make it a one-bowl dinner on those lazy days. The best compliment I can think of to give this recipe is that my mother loved it. And if you know my mother she doesn't like anything! Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2007
Just made the soup and it was a breeze. I checked out the other recipes and chose this because of the simplicity and the garlic. That's the key to this soup. I put a little extra in as well as a little more broccoli hoping to make it a little thicker. It's not a thick soup but it is very tasty. This will be a regular for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2005
I never follow recipes as reads so I used homemade ham stock not chicken broth & added a few handfulls of chuncked ham...mmmm good!! And true to form for us in goes chopped onions. Gotta have 'em! Don't be afraid to try new things see what you have in your pantry & you will be suprised. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2005
I really wanted to like this soup but it was too thin. I am used to a thicker cream of broccoli in restaraunts and was hoping this was something close. There was not much flavor either even after I added double the margarine/butter. I did learn that making this soup was not that hard so not a complete loss. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2005
A bit involved with respect to preparation but very tasty and smooth. The chunks of broccoli give this dish some texture while the pureed broccoli provides great flavour. This receipe is now in our regular rotation! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2007
Wife loved it I thought it was 'pretty good.' Fairly easy to make once you get the consistency right... Kinda lacked flavor... but a quick glance at the ingredient list could have tipped me off to that. I added some cheese in my bowl and it helped. Next time probably just make broccoli cheese soup. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2011
I felt that this soup was a bit on the runny side. I also think that next time I would either roast or saute the garlic before adding it.. the end product was way to garlicky for my tastes. But I love how healthy the recipe is. Read More
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