How to make it

  • Heat water to boiling point, cut broccoli heads into pieces that will fit into the pot and add salt and broccoli just as the water comes to a boil. continue to boil until the broccoli is crisp-tender (more on the crisp side), then fish out about 4 ounces of broccoli flowerets; reserve them
  • boil broccoli a minute or two longer, and then remove from heat, allow to cool down just a little so you don't burn yourself on the steam, and then mash the broccoli in the water (do not drain!).
  • Return the pot to the burner, and simmer the mashed broccoli.
  • In a saute pan on medium heat, heat 4 tbsp. butter until it is fragrant and just beginning to bubble. Add 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 stalk celery, 4 boullion cubes, salt and pepper
  • Saute until the celery starts to have some translucency
  • Remove from heat, and pour the mixture into the soup pot;stir
  • Add 1/4 cup red wine to the soup pot; stir
  • In the saute pan, melt 2 tbsp. butter until it is fragrant and begins to bubble.
  • Add 1 clove minced garlic, 1/4 tsp. salt, 4 oz. crimini mushrooms
  • Saute over medium high heat, and let carmelize, stirring as little as possible
  • Add mushrooms to soup
  • Add Velveeta cheese to soup pot, stir constantly until cheese melts and is incorporated to soup
  • add Sour Cream, stir until mixed well
  • check consistency and taste, and add Heavy cream to adjust to your palate. adjust salt and pepper to taste
  • Simmer for another 15 minutes or so before plating to marry ingredients
  • Plate soup, and add reserved broccoli flowerets, shredded cheddar cheese, and a parsley sprig
  • Serve with a french baguette or Triscuits (these whole wheat cracker go amazingly well wih this soup)
  • Enjoy!
  • *Cook's note--The longer you simmer the soup, the thicker it gets, of course, but if you want it really hearty in the least amount of time, just add a flour roux to your liking (I can post the roux recipe if you want). I tried corn starch roux, but the texture was not as good in my opinion.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    I am saving this one! Looks beautiful and sounds scruptious! Love the addition of crimini mushrooms in this!
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    A must try....Thanks..I took the liberty of adding to Velveeta group....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    This soup sounds wonderful! Different~~~
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  • krumkake 11 years ago
    That sounds so good - I absolutely love broccoli cheese soup, and this post has all the right stuff in it! Printed and hopefully made by the end of next week...can't wait to taste it. It's still so cold here, all I want is warm soup!!
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  • foodie4eva 11 years ago
    I bet you are right! :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    My favorite soup of all time! I bet this would be good in a bread bowl! Yum
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