Source: Farberware Cookbooks

Cream of Broccoli Soup
A great way to enjoy your broccoli!
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes


1 pound fresh broccoli
1 can (13-3/4 ounces) chicken broth
3/4 cup half-and-half, or cream
1/2 cup ham, finely chopped (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup garlic-flavored croutons, optional

Chop broccoli florets; thinly slice stems. Combine broccoli and broth in a medium suacepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Transfer to Blender Container. Remove inner measuring cup from blender lid to allow steam to escape. Cover and process at "HIGH" Speed (8) until mixture is pureed. Return to saucepan; add half and half. ham. salt and pepper. Heat through, stirring frequently. Ladle into bowls; top with cheese and serve with croutons.