How to make it

  • In a large soup pot, bring stock to boiling and add broccoli flowerets; boil until broccoli is tender-crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove broccoli from pot and set aside.
  • While broccoli is boiling, melt 4 tablespoons butter in skillet; add onion and celery.
  • Sauté onion and celery just until onion becomes transparent.
  • Add garlic to onion/celery in pan; stir for about 1 minute, allowing the garlic flavor to infuse, but do not let it brown or burn.
  • Sprinkle ¼ cup flour and 4/S seasoning (or your own blend of seasonings if you do not have Penzey’s) over veggies and garlic; stir briskly to coat them with the flour and salt.
  • Add flour coated veggie mixture to chicken stock; whisk to blend into the stock thoroughly.
  • Add cheeses and broccoli to pot, stirring gently until cheeses are melted.
  • Use an immersion blender to pulverize most of the soup contents. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can mash the contents using a potato masher, or put about ¾ of the soup into a blender (in batches, if needed) to pulverize, leaving some of the veggie chunks in the soup.
  • Prepare roux by stirring 6 tablespoons flour into melted 2 tablespoons of butter to form a thick paste.
  • In a small bowl, stir about ½ cup of the soup into the roux to thin it out, and then stir it back into the soup; heat soup thoroughly.
  • A few minutes before serving, stir about ½ cup of the hot soup into the sour cream, stirring to thin it enough to pour it back into the soup in a stream (I’ve found this helps keep the sour cream from clumping up in the hot soup and/or separating).
  • Add half-and-half to soup; heat soup thoroughly.
  • Place soup in bowls; garnish with some grated cheddar and a handful of crushed croutons.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I love this soup! I bet it would be good in a bread bowl too.....mmmmmm - something I shouldn't have....but it would be good!
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  • 22566 10 years ago
    Great sounding soup recipe!


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  • wynnebaer 10 years ago
    Sounds great......I also peel my celery..LOL..:)
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    The kids will be going to MacD's again. Yuuuummm.
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    " It was excellent "
    sunflower48386 ate it and said...
    I have to agree with everyone else! Sure have had a cold winter!
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    " It was excellent "
    angelgal ate it and said...
    YUM doesn't cover it!!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    I agree with Gaga, love this soup and the four cheeses in here! Looks and sounds hearty and so comforting!
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    Krumkake, I love broccoli soup, I love your tweaking, and the four diffrent cheeses. Your spice blend sounds very interesting. You are an inspiration to us all!!
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