Potato Broccoli Soup

Confession. We usually eat frozen veggies and I am torn over it. While I would love to serve up fresh vegetables with every meal, it’s not always convenient.

One of our favorite vegetables to eat is broccoli and we usually keep plenty of it stocked in the freezer. That was the most convenient option for us… until now.

I was recently introduced to Beneforté broccoli, a fresh, packaged broccoli from Eat Smart available at all Sam’s Clubs. Beneforté comes washed, trimmed and ready to eat which spells convenience for us.

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Beneforté is a naturally better broccoli. Each serving contains 2-3 times the amount of phytonutrient glucoraphanin compared to other broccoli varieties. Glucoraphanin boosts your body’s antioxidant enzyme levels, which helps maintain the antioxidant activity of vitamins A, C and E in the body – which we all can use during cold/flu winter season.

I love making soups during winter. They serve as great comfort foods and can help us nurse any bugs we may be dealing with. With Beneforté samples on hand, I decided to whip up some Potato Broccoli Soup last week. Here’s the recipe:

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Potato Broccoli Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 3½ cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • ⅓ cup diced celery
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups [Beneforté|http://www.eatsmartbeneforte.com/] broccoli
  • 3¼ cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
Instructions
  1. In a stockpot, combine the potatoes, celery, onion, seasonings and chicken broth. Cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, for about 20 minutes. Stir in broccoli after 10 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour, stirring constantly until thick, for 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk, avoiding lumps, until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thickened.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately, topped with favorites such as cheese, bacon, and scallions.

 

We enjoyed this soup with homemade whole wheat rolls. I was surprised at how fresh Beneforté tasted; like no broccoli I’ve ever had before. It took me a while to get used to the taste because it was THAT fresh.  I am happy to now have a fresh broccoli option that will not spoil quickly. We’ll be able to enjoy the nutritional benefits of fresh broccoli more often… and one of you will too!

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

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79 Comments

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Jaclyn Reynolds

    Mixed in a saucy pasta baked dish!

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Harolde

    No cheese, plain

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Shirley Hicks

    steamed with cheese over it

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    amber g

    steamed with butter and garlic

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Terry Cross

    Broccoli, cheese and rice casserole

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Tanya White

    in a omelet or in some quiche.

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Jaque R.

    With sharp cheddar and chives, yum! :-) Thank you.

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Denise

    I would steam it with my chicken breast.

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Mary DeBorde

    My daughter and I love cheese-topped broccoli, so
    that is how I would serve it! <3

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Michelle Tucker

    I’d make a quiche with it or some stir fry.

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Leslie L. Stanziani

    I would enjoy my broccoli raw in a salad or on a nice veggie pizza.

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Miz Vickik

    with potatoes and cheese =)

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Gaye M

    I’d make a chicken and broccoli casserole.

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Susan Smith

    With cheese sauce on top

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Dawn Reid

    Broccoli and chicken divan
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  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Kenny F

    with cheese

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    with cheese
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  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Gloria S

    I would make broccoli cheese soup–my favorite

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    jules mcnubbin

    i like it steamed with some butter and salt!

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Shannon

    in a stir fry

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Jill Myrick

    I would enjoy mine top with cheese and with a slice of homemade italian bread.

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  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Melanie

    Steamed with some italian seasoning… yum

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Mary Casper

    with lots of real butter

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    lisa l.

    would love it with cheese!:)

  • Reply January 15, 2013

    Brittney House

    with extra cheese

  • Reply January 15, 2013

    ky2here

    blanched

  • Reply January 15, 2013

    Laura Jacobson

    We I would love using it mixed in with my scrambled eggs for breakfast!

  • Reply January 15, 2013

    Erica C.

    With a little Old Bay on it.

  • Reply January 15, 2013

    tess

    i would enjoy them with butter and melted cheese
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  • Reply January 15, 2013

    Allie D.

    I think a broccoli cheese potaoto sounds delicious

  • Reply January 15, 2013

    Deb C

    I would enjoy my broccoli in a Cheddar cheese and potato soup.

  • Reply January 14, 2013

    Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe )

    with some cheese & rice!!

  • Reply January 14, 2013

    Neiddy

    steamed with butter and cheese

  • Reply January 14, 2013

    Eve

    In a broccoli cheese casserole

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    jannajanna@Hotmail.com

    steamed
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  • Reply January 13, 2013

    Tina M

    with cheddar cheese

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    Tabathia B

    I would add some cheese to it and mix it with some rice

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    Ashley Hatten

    In soup or stir fry!

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    Anthony

    With cheese

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    Robin

    With melted cheese

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    danica

    by myself – steamed

  • Reply January 12, 2013

    Mary Calabrese

    With lots of melted cheese.

  • Reply January 12, 2013

    Carolyn G

    Raw with some ranch dressing

  • Reply January 12, 2013

    stephanie

    with cheddar cheese

  • Reply January 12, 2013

    Heather Hayes Panjon

    In Casseroles Or In Soups ! My Family Loves Broccoli.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Kiara

    With cheddar cheese.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    joni

    Roasted in the oven with bread crumbs and parmesan.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Ellie W

    In a casserole with cheesy noodles and sausage.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Rebecca Graham

    I would steam it and cover with cheese.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Emily

    With cheese sauce.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    runinboise

    that soup sounds good but i would probably roast some up.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    rebecca shockley

    I would like it with cheese!

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Heather S

    Is it bad to say smothered in cheddar cheese?

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Barbara Montag

    In a marinaded veggie salad – Italian dressing and salsa for a dressing!
    Thank you.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    kim

    I would love either shrimp and broccoli alfredo or cream of broccoli soup

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Jennifer Marie

    with cheddar cheese

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    michelle jonassen

    In chicken and broccoli alfredo!

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Jessica To

    I would use it in my chicken stir fry.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Katherine

    Steamed with cheese

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Alaine

    in stir fry!

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Wild Orchid

    I would top it with shredded cheese!

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  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Kyl Neusch

    make chicken stir fry

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Thomas Murphy

    I would put some cheese on it

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    KIM H

    I would put it with stir fry

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Amanda Sakovitz

    I would use it in a macaroni and cheese casserole

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Crystal F

    I would eat it raw with dip or in a salad. thank you!

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Cynthia C

    I’d use it in a stir fry dish.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Kathleen

    cooked with cheese sauce

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  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Mary Happymommy

    I would enjoy it with beef stir fry.

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Margaret Smith

    I’d like to enjoy it in a nice stirfry ontop of pasta

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Adrienne gordon

    in a broccoli and cheese caserolle

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    chadro

    I’d like to use it in a casserole with chicken and noodles

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    rich morris

    i’d enjoy it w/some melted cheese

  • Reply January 11, 2013

    Michelle H.

    Chicken Alfredo with broccoli

  • Reply January 10, 2013

    Elena

    I would make broccoli chicken stir fry

  • Reply January 10, 2013

    Danielle Wood

    broccoli is one of two vegetables I actually enjoy so I would enjoy it anyway it’s used

  • Reply January 10, 2013

    Susan C

    Any way possible – broccoli is my favorite vegetable. Love it steamed with lemon butter.

  • Reply January 10, 2013

    Tara

    If I won, I might try that potato soup recipe – looks good!

  • Reply January 10, 2013

    Tara

    Sounds good! I usually buy frozen veggies too.

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