Cream of Broccoli Soup

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon powdered garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can evaporated skim milk
  • 1 cup half and half

Heat the butter and olive oil together in a stock pot over medium heat until melted and hot. Add the onion and broccoli and sauté until the onion is softened and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the chicken broth and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the broccoli is soft. Add the evaporated skim milk and half and half and blend the mixer with an immersion blender or pour it into a traditional blender and process until smooth. Serve hot sprinkled with shredded sharp cheese and bacon, if desired.

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes, plus simmering time
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