Now that we are officially welcoming the holidays, there is nothing better than greeting the season of joy with some warmth! Snuggle under your blanket, activate your holiday spirit, and enjoy a comforting bowl of Creamy Broccoli & Mushroom Soup!
The silky mixture of butter, milk, broccoli, mushroom, onion, and spices will prove to be incredibly soothing after a chilly day. Each ingredient enhances the other to create a creamy crowd-pleaser.
So fill your stomach with deliciousness with every steaming spoonful, because this Creamy Broccoli & Mushroom Soup recipe will warm your insides into complete bliss.
Broccoli & Mushroom Soup
Do you remember when we used to come back from school on a cold winter day, only to find our moms waiting for us with their beaming smiles in the kitchen holding a steaming pot of soup?
I guess there is something about associating soup with family that makes its taste remind me of childhood moments. It seems that the comforting aroma will forever be etched in the memory.
So if you are looking for something that oozes warmth and eases that longing for family, then this Creamy Broccoli & Mushroom Soup recipe is here to steal your heart. It will warm your insides, give you the necessary daily veggie intake, and leave you full and wanting more.
Good for The Body and Soul!
Food happiness is not only related to satisfying your taste buds’ soup-filled dreams; it is also the knowledge that while you are enjoying your lick-the spoon-clean soup, your body is fueling itself with great nutrients!
It is safe to say that this miniature tree has always been misjudged. What made us run and hide as kids, sneakily stole our hearts a adults. A powerhouse that is packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, broccoli’s nutritious profile is quite impressive!
A noteworthy addition to any dish, mushrooms are definitely an item not to be missed. These low calorie food are loaded with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidant. They lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and contribute to weight loss. But above all, they are simply delicious!
Comfort Food at its Finest!
Fresh or Frozen?
In the battle of whether to use fresh or frozen broccoli, I am kind of obliged to draw a tie! Because let’s be honest, whether you are using fresh or frozen veggies, the taste would still be worthy of a standing ovation.
Although, for this recipe, I recommend using fresh broccoli, you can absolutely use frozen ones if they are available. But you have to take a few things into consideration if you decide upon using frozen green monsters.
Make sure you thaw your frozen broccoli, or put it in an instant pot before adding it with the other soup ingredients.
Or, you can refrain from adding your frozen broccoli until after you have brought your chicken stock to a boil. Make sure you reduce the heat when your broccoli are fork-tender.
Another positive thing about using frozen broccoli is that it cooks much faster than frozen ones. You will have a steaming mouthwatering pot of the Creamy Broccoli & Mushroom Soup in no time!
Customize it to Your Fine Tastes
Here’s why my taste buds confessed their love for this recipe ages ago. Aside from possessing the ability to warm up your frosted winter mood, this Creamy Broccoli & Mushroom Soup recipe is quite adaptable to everyone’s fine unique taste. Here’s what you can do to shake things up.
Since this is basically a creamy veggies soup, feel free to swap your broccoli with some cauliflower or baby carrots. Don’t forget to adjust your cooking time and enjoy!
Make your soup vegan by preparing it with olive oil, coconut milk, or almond milk. Simply warm the milk and add it to your soup. You will probably notice a slight coconut taste, but it will still be amazingly delicious!
Finally, when it comes to serving, garnish your soup bowl with some cheese, cream, bread croutons, finely sliced broccoli florets, or fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley.
Your New Favorite Meal Starter!
Match Those Flavors!
Well you know what they say… only the best things come in pairs! Despite it being very filling and satisfying, this Creamy Broccoli & Mushroom Soup recipe goes great with a few sides. Let’s play matchmaker and give this soup something to brag about!
Try this soup with some Olive Bread or a handful of crunchy pita bread croutons. Simply roast square-shaped pita bread pieces in the oven until golden and crunchy
And if you are looking to run an extra mile, then get your hands working on some homemade garlic bread.
Toast some split bread in the oven until golden. Then, microwave some garlic, butter, and olive oil on medium heat for a couple of minutes. Apply to the toasted spilt bread, sprinkle some cheese and parsley, and enjoy! If you add cheese, make sure you brown the bread a bit.
Serve It With Some Garlic Bread!
Tips for the Best Results!
Sometimes, something as simple as soup can throw you into a maze. For that reason, I came bearing some tips and tricks that will make cooking this Creamy Broccoli & Mushroom Soup a breeze.
Tip 1: If you are using fresh broccoli, make sure you cut them into medium sized florets.
Tip 2: If you are a huge fan of broccoli, then cut the broccoli stalk into tiny pieces and add them to your soup. This will intensify the overall flavor!
Tip 3: Use any color of onion at hand. Whether it is red, white, or yellow onions, the taste will be immaculate.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are not satisfied with your soup’s consistency and would like a thicker texture, then stir some cream or flour into your soup; or dissolve some cornstarch into water and add it to your soup.
Sure you can. Simply substitute your milk or cream with some coconut milk or any other dairy-free option to get that desirable creamy goodness.
Store your leftover broccoli & mushroom soup in an airtight container in the fridge. Your soup should last you 3 days if properly stored, and up to 2 months if frozen.
Enjoy It With Your Loved Ones!
The Ingredients You Need
- olive oil
- bouillon cubes
- milk or heavy cream
Here’s What You Should Do
First, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt the 6 tbsp. of butter. Add in the flour, and stir until blended (do not brown). Remove from heat and set aside.
Next, in a large saucepan, melt the 2 tbsp. of butter. Add the onion, and cook until tender; then add the chopped broccoli florets, and cook and stir for about 6 minutes.
Then, add the mushroom, milk, and bouillon cubes. Increase the heat at this point and bring to a boil. Whisking constantly, add the flour mixture. Cook and stir until soup is thickened and bubbly.
Lastly, add in the salt and pepper and enjoy!
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Creamy Broccoli & Mushroom Soup
- In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the 6 tbsp. of butter. Add in the flour and stir until well blended (do not brown). Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the 2 tbsp. of butter. Add onions and cook until tender. Add chopped broccoli florets, and cook and stir about 6 minutes.
- Add the mushroom, milk, and bouillon cubes. Increase the heat at this point and bring to a boil. Whisking constantly, add the flour mixture. Cook and stir until soup is thickened and bubbly.
- Add in salt and pepper. Enjoy!