Monday, November 19, 2012

Cream of Broccoli Soup

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I am just wanting to do simple and easy meals leading up to the big day of marathon cooking.  So after a full day of Santa and grocery shopping, I put together an impromptu cream of broccoli soup, and I have to say, it was yummy.  I had two bowls worth, and am now very full.

This recipe is in fact, simple, easy and quick.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

1 Tablespoon butter
1 onion, chopped
2 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped in 1-inch cubes
4-5 cups of chopped broccoli
6 cups of veggie (or chicken) broth
1/4 cup half & half
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
fresh ground pepper to taste

Melt butter in a stockpot at medium heat;

Add onions and sauté until translucent;

Add the potatoes, stir and cook 1 minute;

Add the broth, and bring to a boil;

Turn down to a simmer, and add the broccoli;

Return to a boil, and then simmer, covered for 20 minutes or until potatoes and broccoli are tender;

In batches, blend soup in a food processor, blender, or use an immersion blender in stockpot;

Return soup to pot, stir in half & half, nutmeg and pepper.

This would be great with crusty, gluten-free rolls like the new Udi's French dinner rolls.  I didn't have any on hand and it was great and satisfying on its own.

I would have posted a picture, but I inhaled my soup so fast, I didn't have a chance.

I am looking forward to my leftovers tomorrow!

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