Practically Instant, Homemade Broccoli Soup

pihbsSometime last year, my Faithful Assistant and I learned we can make Potato Soup in no time flat. We called our creation Practically Instant, Homemade Potato Soup. This soup ushered in a new era in our home. The crack of dawn became a time of magical and rapid cooking.

I ended up with a stockpile of broccoli. I always have broth. I decided to use the same general guidelines as I did with the Potato Soup and make…

Practically Instant, Homemade Broccoli Soup (2 servings)
1/2 of a 1 lb bag of frozen broccoli
2 cups broth of choice

1. Combine the broccoli and broth in a microwave safe container and microwave for 10 minutes on high until the broccoli is soft.
2. Allow the everything to cool for a few minutes and carefully transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.

We put a little parmesan in our soup. You could also add some chopped chicken or some cheddar cheese after you blend it. Wondering where all the seasoning is? I use Wegman’s Chicken Stock. It’s quite flavorful so I don’t really need to add anything else. If you don’t have Wegman’s nearby, and have to use some less flavorful broth, you can add a little onion or garlic. You could also add some Italian seasoning or even a little pesto. So many possibilities!

And speaking of possibilities, if you want to use something other than broccoli, you can use cauliflower or a combination of the two.

Would you like a printable version of this recipe? It’s such an easy one for kids, I decided to make a printable that would be perfect for a Scout meeting to help with that all important cooking badge! To get it, click on the link below.

Practically Instant, Homemade Broccoli Soup

That’s my lunch in the picture. It was a good one!

Enjoy!

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