Roasting broccoli and garlic for this creamy, rich and very easy soup gives it a lot of additional flavor. Slideshow: More Warming Soups 

Grace Parisi
December 2012

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© Chris Court

Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Wrap the garlic in a foil packet and roast for 50 minutes, until softened. Meanwhile, in a small roasting pan, toss the broccoli with the olive oil and butter and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, or until tender.

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  • Squeeze the garlic cloves from their skins into a blender. Add the roasted broccoli, cream cheese and broth and puree until smooth. Transfer the soup to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper and serve with croutons.

Make Ahead

The soup can be refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently before serving.