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Cream of Broccoli-Leek Soup

Cream of Broccoli-Leek Soup
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    6
    servings, about 1 cup per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds broccoli florets, stems trimmed and roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 leeks, white part only, washed and sliced (about 1 cup total)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups packed spinach leaves
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk

Instructions

HEAT oil and butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, leeks, garlic, bouillon and thyme. Cook, stirring frequently, for 6 minutes. Stir in 1 cup water and baking soda. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook for 20 minutes.

ADD remaining 2 cups water. Increase heat to medium-high. When mixture begins to boil, stir in spinach and cook for 1 minute or until wilted. Cool slightly. Transfer half of soup to blender; add half of evaporated milk. Cover and process until smooth. Transfer to bowl. Repeat with remaining soup and evaporated milk. Return soup to saucepan to heat through. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.