How To Make Creamy Broccoli Soup with Croutons
Start your family gathering with this creamy broccoli soup. It’s rich and flavorful and is topped with croutons for a better variety of texture.
Separate the broccoli stems from the heads. Measure out 3 cups of small florets and reserve. Coarsely chop the remaining broccoli. In a large pot, melt the butter in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Add the onion, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the coarsely chopped broccoli to the pot along with the broth and water and bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes, until the broccoli is tender. Add 2 cups of the reserved florets, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes, until barely tender.
Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the remaining 1 cup of florets and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat until richly browned.
Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender until very smooth. Transfer the soup to a clean saucepan. Stir in the cream and milk and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring a few times.
Season the soup with salt and pepper and ladle into bowls. Garnish with the sautéed florets and croutons and serve.
- Calories: 138.42kcal
- Fat: 9.84g
- Saturated Fat: 4.23g
- Trans Fat: 0.08g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 4.14g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.65g
- Carbohydrates: 11.07g
- Fiber: 3.78g
- Sugar: 3.52g
- Protein: 4.38g
- Cholesterol: 19.69mg
- Sodium: 745.59mg
- Calcium: 90.93mg
- Potassium: 456.58mg
- Iron: 1.09mg
- Vitamin A: 103.77µg
- Vitamin C: 114.18mg
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