Cut the florets off the heads of broccoli. Cut the stems into similarly sized pieces. Add all of the broccoli -- florets and stems -- into a pot of rapidly-boiling, salted water (2 tablespoons salt in 5 quarts of water). Cover. Cook 3.5 to 4 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, put the cooked broccoli pieces into a blender. Fill blender about halfway with cooking liquid. Blend carefully since it's hot. Add more cooking liquid as necessary to achieve the desired consistency. Check seasonings.
If desired, add cheese (goat cheese or cheddar cheese) to the bottom of the bowl before pouring the soup in. Serve, drizzled with olive oil if desired.
Add some shredded cheddar cheese to the bottom of the bowl before putting the soup in for a simple, tasty broccoli cheese soup.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (120g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 65 (66%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 7.2g||10 %|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.8g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 37.7mg||1 %|
|Potassium 359.5mg||9 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 7.6g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12 %|
|Sugars, other 4.6g|
|Protein 3.2g||5 %|
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parimajdVery strong flavor. Mom liked it, but brothers did not. You probably would really have to love (cooked) broccoli to enjoy this soup.9m ago
arfasairaiqbalo8i3d9Outstanding soup - rich, velvety and very very moreish. You do need to season well and if you haven't cooked the broccoli until tender or don't blitz when hot, you end up with a grainy soup. You only need a bit of liquid to deliver a deliciously comforting soup. I served this with soft goats cheese and a scattering of parsley and would happily serve this as a starter for a posh dinner.2y ago
Jon5449Yumm. Better with a little cheddar cheese.3y ago
vogelap@Srkstl: Check YouTube or Google for "broccoli soup gordon ramsay"3y ago
SrkstlI can't imagine this is a Gordon Ramsay recipe. It has a major texture issue and is only as good as the cheese you add.3y ago
crystalcollins1First time using goat cheese. Definately adds a different little kick to it! I found the goat cheese tasted funny by itself but gave the broccoli soup an interesting creamy flavor! It was great! No need for olive oil. Just adds hidden unnecessary oil/fat to food.3y ago
psychlohexaneI've made this a few times after I saw him make it on KN or HK, can't remember which. Love it, so much better than typical Broc/cheese soup that you get from the sandwich shops.3y ago
FruitveggirlIm giving the recipe as its written 3 stars. I thought it was ok, but a little bland -- like watery baby food. I added a small clove of garlic and a about 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil to the blender. With just a couple small adjustments, it was really fabulous. blender. With the adjustment, it went from ok to really fabulous.3y ago
chriscmcdTruly delicious and super easy. I might use a hand blender for a bigger batch. Hearty and simply good.4y ago