This is a terrific and easy recipe I got from my late Grandmother. It's my favorite soup recipe ever!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups water and salt to a boil. Cook broccoli in boiling water, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, place broccoli in a small bowl, and mash.

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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Mix in flour, and then gradually whisk in milk and water; stir continuously until liquid begins to boil. Stir in grated onion and mashed broccoli. Season with remaining salt.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; 9.1 g total fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 1464 mg sodium. 10.9 g carbohydrates; 5.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2005
I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. This is the only Cream of Broccoli soup I could find that doesn't list chicken broth or chicken boullion in the ingredients (I didn't have either). Great flavor and texture and I will make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2005
This was a tasteless soup. I had to add cheese to thicken it up and then the soup broke. Tasted better but looked awful!! Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2005
I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. This is the only Cream of Broccoli soup I could find that doesn't list chicken broth or chicken boullion in the ingredients (I didn't have either). Great flavor and texture and I will make this again. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2005
I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. This is the only Cream of Broccoli soup I could find that doesn't list chicken broth or chicken boullion in the ingredients (I didn't have either). Great flavor and texture and I will make this again. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2008
This soup is superb. Used skim milk and opted to saute the onion til transparent for sweetness. I Love this soup. My new favorite. Really do not measure anything just kind of add and mix as i go. Once in a bowl add a bit of black pepper and sprinkle with grated parmesian cheese. MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM Good!!!!!!! Have made it 3 times in like 2 weeks. Delish!!! Brenda Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2007
This was great. I was tired of all of the Cream of Broccoli recipes making you cook the stuff first and then put it in the blender that was always a mess. This one came out great!!! I added chicken broth instead of the water to the milk and it gave it extra flavor. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2006
This soup was very good and quick and easy to make! I gave it 4 stars though because i changed it a little bit. I used frozen broccoli and I used 3 cups instead of one. It turned out nice and thick! Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2009
This recipe is a keeper. Made it twice with 2nd time coming out much better after some changes were made. 1st and 2nd time I used the Salad Shooter with wide blade to chop broccoli 1st time: I used 2 tsp salt (too salty for us) so cut back to 1 tsp. I served it right after making and added shredded Cheddar cheese (it took away the broccoli taste which we love). 2nd time: I used the boiled water from cooking broccoli to make the sauce using all-purpose flour (last time I used Wondra a gravy flour). After making in large saucepan I poured the soup into top pan for double boiler and let it sit covered 1 hour before serving. To warm it I put fresh water in lower double boiler pan to prevent scorching. Soup was very creamy and tastier. By the way I used 2 cups of broccoli instead of 1. Thanks for sharing with us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2005
I loved it - I left out the onions added black pepper and left the broccoli in large chunks. My children LOVED it I will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
Love it! I add instant mashed potatoes and all kinds of stuff to make it great. (Anything I can think of that I have around that looks good... noodles etc.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
I didn't know where to start making a cream of broccoli soup -- so I'm glad I had this as a guideline (I had a lot more broccoli to use up). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Simple and Delicious. I sautéed diced onion with the butter before adding flour and left out the grated onion at the end. I did not add any salt at the end either. I thought it was flavorful enough without. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2005
This was a tasteless soup. I had to add cheese to thicken it up and then the soup broke. Tasted better but looked awful!! Read More
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