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“Cream” of Broccoli Soup

When I was browsing through Tastespotting the other day, I came upon a recipe for Cream of Broccoli Soup.  I had several heads of broccoli in my crisper and a giant jar of chicken stock leftover from my Crockpot Chicken , so I was thrilled at the prospect of using both of these ingredients.  The other interesting thing about this recipe is that it actually has no cream–it just tastes like it does.  Seeing that I tend to avoid dairy and do not have cream in my fridge, this recipe seemed like a good idea.  Plus, I am always looking for a way to sneak more veggies into my daily diet.  Also, even though it is not Friday, the other thing I loved about this recipe is that it is totally a frugal frog winner.

Here are the Ingredients Needed:

2-3 Heads of Broccoli ($1.30)

1 tbsp olive oil (Not included since it is a pantry staple)

1 cup chopped carrots (.99)

1 cup chopped celery (.80)

1 cup chopped onion (.50)

2 tsp minced garlic (.50)

2 Russet Potatoes (1.40)

6-8 cups chicken stock (FREE if you are using leftovers!)

1/2 tsp black pepper (Pantry staple)

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (less if you don’t like spicy!)

1/8 tsp dried mustard

1/4 tsp of Dried Rosemary

Total Cost of the entire meal: $5. 50

Also, this makes a huge pot of soup. I got at least 6 GIANT bowls out of this recipe, so it comes to less than $1 a serving = WIN!

So here is the process:

1) Saute Onions and Garlic and Olive Oil for 5 minutes on medium heat

2) Add celery and carrots and saute 5 more minutes

3) Add Broccoli (chopped into pieces)

4) Add potatoes (peeled and diced)

5) Add stock and make sure the broccoli is covered (you can add water if needed)

6) Add pepper, rosemary, dried mustard (not pictured) and Bring to a Boil

7) Turn heat down to a simmer and cook 25 minutes.

8) Blend together with an immersion blender or CAREFULLY transfer it to food processor or blender.

It is pretty amazing with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

What is your favorite soup?


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

24 responses »

  1. Love this recipe! I need to pick up some of that squeeze garlic!

    My favorite soup is probably the baked potato soup at Panera. Sooo unhealthy (I’m sure) but so tasty!

  2. Mmmmm sounds so comforting! Do you need to food process it all together at the end?

  3. This looks like a really good recipe, especially because there are plenty of leftovers! I love soup this time of the year, so I will have to give it a try. My favorite soup is a potato cheese, but that is an occasional treat! 🙂

  4. Its like leek and potato soup – only possibly EVEN healthier with all that broccoli.

    YUM! I wish we’d got some broccoli in our veg box this week!

  5. Thanks looks SUPER delicious 🙂 I might have to add that to my recipes for my next meal planning.

    My favorite soup is probably Butternut Squash; I LOVE the sweetness and flavor of it.

  6. Ooh, i have everything at home and a bunch of broccoli to use…I could totally sub in veggie stock and do a vegan version.

  7. Simple, yet amazing!! I’m LOVING this recipe and can’t wait to make it!

    You know, I could make it for you if you’d come to NoLa for the half! haha. Just sayin’!

  8. LOVE THIS! Much healthier of course but with the great flavors still 🙂 And healthier as well! Thanks for the recipe m’dear!

  9. I’m only making dinner for 1 tonight and I have all the ingredients on hand. This is perfect!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Delicious! I love any soup at all. For some reason I always get so intimidated the first time I make them but then after, it’s always easy breezy! This one looks like a winner!

  11. Looks wonderful! I LOVE broccoli soup but you can never find it without cheese so this is definitely the way to go. Plus, it’s perfect for the winter (ok – who am I kidding? I eat soup all year long!)

  12. This sounds delicious! Literally right after I saw the picture on your ‘My Paleo Plate’ post, I went to the store and bought ingredients to make a similar soup. Only mine was more potato heavy. Cannot wait to try your broccoli heavy version – it looks delicious. And I love the spices you added.

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