Broccoli Soup

2015-10-07 15.22.32This soup I made today in no time at all it is a very simple and easy with very little ingredients.  I have seriously been in a soup mood and I promised that I would get this simple recipe out today so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Broccoli Soup

  • 1 bunch broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 3 carrots (chopped into 1 inch in thicknes)
  • 5 tbsp olive oil divided (extra virgin)
  • 2 garlic cloves (whole)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp parsely (fresh) (garnish)
  • 2 tsp chicken base
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg (whole) (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheeese
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1 tsp arrow root (optional) (thickening agent)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and wash and prepare broccoli by cutting and separating them into florets and set aside, peel the carrots rinse and cut into 1 inch in thickness. Layer the broccoli onto a sheet pan and drizzle 3 tbsp of olive oil and coat evenly season with1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp of the pepper.


Layer the carrots onto a sheet pan and the two garlic cloves and drizzle the remainder of the olive oil and coat evenly and season with 1 tsp salt and the 1/2 tsp black pepper.  Put both pans in the oven together and cook the broccoli for only 15 minutes remove from oven and take about 1/2 cup of the the broccoli florets and set aside in a separate bowl to be used later and let the carrots remain in the oven for 5 minutes longer a total of 20 minutes.  Once done set aside.


In the mean time add the 3 cups of water on low  heat and add the 2 tsp of chicken base and let simmer then add the cook broccoli, carrots and garlic and puree using a hand held blender and pulse until pureed, once pureed add the heavy cream and the broccoli florets and let simmer for 5 minutes if the soup is not thick enough you can now add the arrow root in a small bowl and mix with 1/2 tsp of water and add to the soup let simmer for 5  about minutes.  In a bowl add the soup and sprinkle with cheddar cheese, garnish with the fresh parsley and enjoy.


*if you don’t have a hand held blender you may use a blender and pulse until pureed if the broccoli and carrot is dry add about 1/2 cup of water from the pot for the soup and puree. Once Pureed add the ingredient into the pot along with the broccoli florets that was set aside and simmer for 5 minutes.


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Author: Deborah Chapman

I live in New York I am Married to Clifford aka Jack and have one daughter name Kaneen aka Nene and a beautiful Yorkie name Buttercup aka Butter, Stinkbutt and Grandma. I was raised and born in Brooklyn New York. I have a love for cooking and it is my passion as I have discovered and I would like to share it with you. I like just relaxing at home with my Buttercup while thinking of what dish I can try an tackle or in my backyard gardening. I love watching cooking shows Giada, Barefoot Contessa, The Neely's , The Pioneer Women, Rachel Ray, Paula Deen and Bobby Flay are my favorites. I love to talk to people face to face or on social media, twitter i just started and it is cool because you must say what you have to say short, sweet and fast you only get a few wpm. ( words per minute). I love house music also yes I do especially when I am driving in my car... This is a new journey that I am on and I known sometimes It may seem like a roller coaster from time to time but I am willing to try and explore new things and new recipes as well. Cooking is truly my passion I have known for a very, very long time and because I am a chatter box I guess blogging about my food and talking in general should be easy, well maybe.... I look forward to sharing the foods that I love to make and also some new ones along the way...