I had a whole bag of broccoli that I needed to use ASAP or it would gave gone bad, so I decided to make broccoli soup…and it came out so good!! I love making soup in the fall, it’s the perfect comfort food! Also wanted to quickly note that my mom actually uses this exact same recipe but uses carrots instead, if you’d want to try it that way you could!
Here’s what you need:
1 and a half large potatoes peeled and diced
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
4 cups diced broccoli
1/2 cup broth (vegetable or chicken)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used parm but cheddar would be amazing)
1/4 cup half n half
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste (I love lots of pepper)
Optional to top:
6 pieces of crispy bacon
6 pieces of baguette with garlic salt, olive oil and parm.
Here’s how you make it:
Boil potatoes for 5-7 min
Then throw in broccoli. Boil for 8-10 more min.
Throw both potatoes and broccoli in blender with the garlic and one tablespoon olive oil.
Blend seriously like ONE pump because if you blend for more than 3 seconds the potato will get super weird texture!!!!! ** very important!!!
(I only used a 1/2 cup broth Bc the potatoes and broccoli hold a lot of water as well!!)
As soon as you lightly blend it, use the same pot to sauté your diced onion in a tablespoon of olive oil.
Once the onions are golden brown, pour in the soup mix with the half and half, and seasonings. No more broth should be needed.
Simmer and cover on low for 15 more min. Throw in the shredded cheese, stir a little bit to evenly mix cheese. And it’s ready to go!!
To top, cook bacon and the parm baguettes if you want to put them on the side. (Personally, I think the bacon takes this soup from 8/10 to 10/10)
Top w/ more olive oil, parm, green onions too. Enjoy!