404 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 237
  • 4 star values: 105
  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 12

My friend's wife introduced me to this recipe. I HATE broccoli, but loved this soup. I ate every drop. It's simple and good!

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, and saute onion and garlic until tender. Mix in broccoli, potato, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

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  • With a hand mixer or in a blender, puree the mixture until smooth. Return to the saucepan, and reheat. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

Partner Tip

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Nutrition Facts

64 calories; 2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 20 mg sodium. 10.2 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (314)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2003
This is a great soup! I skipped the nutmeg and added fresh thyme instead. I also used 2 potatoes. Was great with a small amount of freshly shaven parmesan cheese as well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2010
After reading some great & some not so great reviews I decided to give this soup a try even though my first impression of the ingredients did not appeal to me. Should have stuck with my first impression because I found it very bland and watery. I used fresh broccoli which may have affected it some and left out the nutmeg. After doctoring it up with some cream cheddar cheese and butter and also thickening it with some flour it was much better. This one is not a keeper for me. Read More
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404 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 237
  • 4 star values: 105
  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2003
This is a great soup! I skipped the nutmeg and added fresh thyme instead. I also used 2 potatoes. Was great with a small amount of freshly shaven parmesan cheese as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2003
A very good and easy soup. I used a large baking potato so the soup was nice and thick after blending. Also I didn't add the thawed broccoli until the potato was already tender and just cooked it a few minutes more so that the broccoli kept a nice green color and fresh flavor. My family including my 9-yr. old son really liked this soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2005
I was worried after reading other reviews of this recipe but gave it a try anyhow because it looked so easy. It turned out terrific!! It was a little bland but I just added some chopped fresh sage and a little season salt and it turned out great! And you can't beat it for healthy. For my husband I stirred a 1/4 c of chopped proscuitto (you could use ham too) into his and he loved it. I also doubled the potato as per previous reviews here and I loved the thick texture. I will definitely put this in our monthly rotation - thanks Lon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
This recipe rocks especially if you're obsessed with soup like I am! It's totally easy and totally tweakable. I used fresh broccoli two small red potatoes with the skins on and omitted the nutmeg (had none in the house). I also threw some reduced-fat white cheddar cheese in the bowl and it got all melty and delicious and tasted as good as the Panera broccoli cheddar I love but can no longer eat because it's awful for you. But even with the cheese this recipe is low-cal. Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2015
Great recipe! But boy did I mess it up - I had very bad jetlag and decided to make this at 2a.m. since I could not sleep - I must have been really zoning as I did NOT sautee the onions and garlic - I just threw everything in a pot and started cooking:-) It turned out great!! As far as I am concerned if you can mess up the recipe and it still turns out well it's a keeper:) Used veggie broth instead of chicken and fresh broccoli. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
Fabulous Broccoli Soup! I too used fresh broccoli omitted the nutmeg and added red pepper flakes to give it some kick. Really adds to the flavor. I also used evaporated skim milk to make it creamier but the potato pretty much does that on its own. Love this soup!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2003
Wow! This is a fabulous low-calorie soup - great for dieting. I used light margarine instead of olive oil to save a few calories. I added a couple more potatoes requiring me to add a little bit of water (in addition to the chicken broth) and since I only had 16 ounces of frozen broccoli I used some fresh broccoli as well. I also added 1/4 cup of half and half at the end just to make it a little creamier. I wouldn't have touched this as a kid but now that I have realized how wonderful broccoli truly is I loved this soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
This is SO GOOD and super easy! I added an extra small potato because other reviews said it was not thik enough and it was SO thick I could have eaten it with a fork! But good I also added 2 stalks celery. YUM YUM YUM! Will make again and again (with just one potato)! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2005
Very good! I used vegetable broth instead of chicken because I'm a vegetarian. This soup is excellent for a low calorie soup. I will make it again. Read More
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