Cream of Broccoli Soup
1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2 (10 1/2-ounce) cans condensed chicken broth, undiluted
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whipping cream or half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until vegetables are
Pour broccoli mixture into the container of an electric blender.
Process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides of
blender. Set aside.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring
until smooth. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until
Add broccoli mixture; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until
mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in whipping cream, salt, and garlic powder. Spoon into individual serving bowls.