Very Green Broccoli Soup

Very Green Broccoli Soup

Progresso® chicken broth and crispy panko bread crumbs. Broccoli, spinach, garlic and more create a sensational soup.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

Soup
1 1/2
lb fresh broccoli
2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
tablespoon unsalted butter
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1
cup finely chopped onion
1/2
cup finely chopped celery
Gray salt
2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
5
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
2
cups packed fresh spinach leaves
2
teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
1
cup whipping cream or buttermilk (if using buttermilk, use 1 teaspoon lemon peel)
Freshly ground pepper
Gremolata
1/4
cup Progresso® panko crispy bread crumbs
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2
tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  1. Cut broccoli florets from stems. Peel tough outer skin from stems; trim off fibrous ends. Cut stems into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Add garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Stir in onion and celery; season with salt. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together gremolata ingredients; set aside.
  4. Stir thyme, broccoli stems and broth into soup. Heat to boiling. Cook uncovered over medium heat about 3 minutes. Stir in broccoli florets; cook about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is very tender. Stir in spinach and lemon peel (spinach will wilt).
  5. In blender, cover and puree soup in small batches. (At this point, soup can be covered and refrigerated up to 1 day or frozen up to 1 month.) Return soup to Dutch oven; reheat over medium-low heat. Stir in cream; season to taste with additional salt and the pepper.
  6. Ladle soup into warm individual soup bowls. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon gremolata onto each serving. Pass remaining gremolata at table.
Makes 8 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
Save time. At step 5, soup can be covered and refrigerated up to 1 day or frozen up to 1 month.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 650mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.