Cream of broccoli soup, Recipes – FARBERWARE 10 SPEED BLENDER FSB100 User Manual

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

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

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

Makes 4 servings, about 4 cups soup.