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This is the best by far recipe I've come across. It is inspired by Emeril Lagasse's recipe from the Foodnetwork channel. I add more cheese, and don't puree it, so I have some nice bits of brocolli in there. I've made it twice now, and it's becoming a staple. I've made it with the onions, and with the leeks, and I think the leeks taste better, being more mellow.
In a medium pot, melt the 3 tablespoons butter over over medium-high heat. Add the onions, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and cook, stirring, until opaque, 4 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme, stirring until fragrant, for 20 seconds. Add the flour and cook, stirring until flour is absorbed, try not to burn the flour. You can add a smidgen more butter when the flour gets real brown, if needed. Slowly add the chicken stock, whisking constantly, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook, stirring, until tender, about 10 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and puree with a hand-held immersion blender until loved. I like chunky soup, so I blend on low for 3 minutes. If you like a very creamy soup, blend on high for 5 minutes.
Add the cream and bring to a bare simmer to heat through. Add most of the cheese, reserving an eighth for garnish, and cook over low heat, stirring until melted. Add the 2 tablespoons cold butter, stirring to blend.
Remove from the heat and ladle into bowls. Sprinkle croutons over the top of the soup and serve immediately.
oknotok 1y agoMissing garlic in list of ingredients, not the best written recipe, I used fresh broccoli instead and doubled it. It came out good.
staceyallenkirchein 3y agoThis was really yummy! I used fresh broccoli and a six cheese Italian blend and a four cheese Mexican blend...this soup was delicious !
Cheerchick1707 3y agoThis was good in the end. I noticed that garlic isn't listed in the ingredients list, but I its listed in the preparation list. Broth is listed, but told to pour stock in the prep list. I was unsure which one to use. Over all I liked this.
mpau0516 6y agoThis recipe requires a lot of standing and stirring. But well worth the trouble. It's thick and creamy and excellent for a hearty meal in itself. [I posted this recipe.]