Growing up in a house with 3 kids, a mom who made home cooked meals almost every night for supper, and a dad that came home ready for a hearty supper, we ended up with a lot of favorites! There was usually a crock pot full of something delicious we had been smelling all day, but there were a lot of nights that we just were too busy to spend tons of time in the kitchen. Fast forward to today…I love to be in my kitchen, even though the clean up process, but we have an ongoing joke. I usually start dinner figuring we will be eating in 30-45 minutes… but we don’t end up eating for a good hour or more sometimes because I just decided to try something different and tweak my recipe. Broccoli soup is a recipe I saw my mom whip up just before Dad walked through the door and we all ate it for supper without complaint. I have worked on this recipe for sometime after becoming dairy, gluten, and soy free. Nutritional yeast has totally been a game changer in these cheesy dishes. Read more about nutritional yeast is in a future post.
Makes 2 full soup bowls.
You’ll need a 2 qt saucepan with lid
Fill Saucepan loosely with frozen or Fresh Broccoli and an inch of water. Steam Broccoli with the lid on or in a steamer basket. Poor off water. Put the pot back on the burner on Medium and add a whole can of coconut milk. Fill the can with water and add to the pot. Make sure broccoli is covered, add more water if needed.
Add these ingredients to the pan:
2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp dried parsley
Let simmer for 15 minutes or until you have the rest of dinner prepared, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and remove from the burner.
Use a potato masher or pastry knife to break up the broccoli.
Brands I love:
Broccoli- Seriously, nothing fancy here! Birdseye Veggies are my go to and you can find them just about anywhere!
Coconut milk- always try to find the ones with the least ingredients (preferably just coconut milk and water) My go to brand is Thai Kitchen. You can find this in the Asian aisle of your grocery store. The can version also has guar gum in it, a stabilizer. They do sell a carton version, also on the shelf that is only coconut milk and water.
Nutritional Yeast- I usually buy Bob’s Red Mill. You can find this in the gluten free baking section.