Creamy Potato and Broccoli Soup

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Great flavorful broccoli and potato soup with a touch of bacon and cheese. Broccoli florets cooked with potatoes, carrot and celery to get this rich and tasty soup.
Creamy Potato and Broccoli Soup

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups broccoli (florets)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 carrot (sliced)
  • 2 potatoes (medium, cut into cubes)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
  • cheese (shredded, for serving; I used Cheddar)
  • 5 bacon strips
  • salt
  • pepper
Yield:
Servings
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
35 minutes
Total time:
50 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

Instructions

1. In a pot, bring water and broccoli florets to boil. Cook for about 3 minutes.
2. Using a slotted spoon, remove broccoli florets from water. Chop half of the cooked broccoli. Process the rest of the broccoli in a blender. Set aside.
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3. Cut potatoes into cubes and slice carrot. Add to the pot. Cook for about 10 minutes.
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4. In a small skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Chop onion and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes until soft. Add to the pot.
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5. In a skillet, cook chopped bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
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6. In a cup, add flour and 1/3 of the milk, stir until smooth. Add to the soup and stir.
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7. Add the remaining milk, broccoli and ground nutmeg. Stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook 2 more minutes.
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8. Serve topped with shredded cheddar and bacon bits.
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