Blender Broccoli Soup
source: Laura Taylor
I usually simplify cookbook recipes as I make them. I substitute onion soup mix for onions, canned tomatoes for chopped, powdered garlic for chopped garlic, etc. However, Blender Broccoli Soup is so easy, there is nothing to simplify! It’s tasty, quick, and healthy. What more can you ask?
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup grated Swiss or Cheddar cheese
Combine broccoli, flour, basil, salt, pepper and 1 cup of milk in a blender. Blend well for at least 30 seconds. Pour into a saucepan with remaining 1/2 cup milk (do not clean the blender) and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until mixtures begins to boil.
Add water to the blender and whir for a few seconds to rinse it out. Add to soup. Once mixture boils, turn heat to low and let simmer gently for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in cheese and pour into serving bowls.
Serves 2 to 4.
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