Broccoli Soup

Cool weather for me means soups and stews!  Broccoli soup is one of those classic soups that I love to make and love to dip bread in.  I decided to make some savory monkey bread with oregano, garlic, and olive oil.  The monkey bread came out soft and perfect for dipping in this creamy soup.  The soup recipe is also easy and delicious; I added a bit more garlic and red pepper flakes since I love both those flavors.  Melted cheese on top of the hot soup makes this dish perfect for a cool, fall day.  Enjoy!

Broccoli Soup Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped
  • 3 small celery ribs, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Shredded cheese, to melt over soup
  • Bread for dipping
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, celery, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli and water to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until the broccoli is tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the contents of the saucepan to a blender and puree until smooth. Season the soup with salt and pepper and sprinkle cheese over.  Serve with bread.
*Adapted from Food and Wine


Filed under Baked Goods, Bread, Soup & Salad

8 responses to “Broccoli Soup

  1. Mom

    Oh my, this looks delicious. We had frost last night so Fall is here.
    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I would love the recipe for the money bread with the herbs too!

  2. Why didn’t I know you could make soup from broccoli? It’s my all time favorite vegetable! This soup sounds scrumptious. And it is just in time for fall – when I go crazy and make soup pretty much everyday.

  3. Oooooh that sounds so so good! Broccoli soup is one of my faves!
    The monkey bread looks terrific.

  4. I’m so happy it’s finally soup season! This looks so creamy and wonderful.

  5. super brocolli soup recipe – looks delicious, economical and nutritious!
    Mary x

  6. Soup looks delicious! Creamy and comforting!

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