Broccoli Soup au Gratin

Posted by Muriel Hedgcock

A fancy name for Broccoli Soup that nearly ended up in the bin rather than in a bowl.
I bought broccoli 5 days ago & have not got around to making my usual Broccoli in cheese sauce Today I opened the fridge and found it had gone slightly yellow. :-(
I did not have the heart to throw it in the bin so proceeded to make this soup.

1 Large Broccoli washed & cut
2 Large Potatoes peeled & cut
1-2 Large Onions peeled & chopped
1 Chicken stock cube
500ml - 750ml Water
250ml milk
1 tsp flour or cornflour
salt& pepper for seasoning
grated cheese
crushed cornflakes

Fry onion & potatoes until golden . Add broccoli. Crumble stock cube & add boiling water.
Bring to the boil then turn down and simmer until soft about 20-30min.
Dissolve 1tsp flour into milk and add to the cooked broccoli soup. Bring quickly to the boil.
The soup will thicken. If too thick add extra milk or water.
Take off stove and blend until smooth.

Sprinkle grated cheese on top and some crushed cornflakes & put under the grill until melted.

If you like broccoli in cheese sauce you will love this delicious Broccoli cream soup with a crunchy topping. YUMMY!!!
Cost 2 GBP makes 4 servings.
P.S Instead of milk, cream could be added if you are not watching the calories or your budget.


Elaine said...

Our family loves soup, and this has become our favourite - many thanks, Muriel!

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