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Beautiful Broccoli Bisque
Microwave Soup, Bisque

Very easy to make, this Broccoli Bisque serves up beautifully and fills the tummies nicely.

What you'll need:

  • 4 10-oz packages of frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 tsp. salt or pepper to taste
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • Pretzel sticks

What to do for Broccoli Bisque:

  1. Combine broccoli, onion and chicken broth in a 4-quart microwaveable casserole dish. Microwave on High Power for 10-12 minutes or until boiling. Cover and microwave on Medium Power (50%) for another 5 minutes.

  2. In another microwaveable bowl, combine flour and butter. Microwave on High Power for 45 seconds. Stir in half-and-half.

  3. Purée the broccoli mixture in small batches in a food processor or a blender.

  4. Next, finely chop the reserved beets. Combine the chopped beets and reserved liquid with the remaining 1/4 cup of orange juice and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

  5. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Upon serving, pour the chilled soup into a glass bowl. Pour the thickened beet mixture over the top of the soup. Take a large spoon and make swirling motions through the soup.

This recipe for Broccoli Bisque makes 4-5 delicious servings. And for more great bisque recipes, check out our Bisque Soup page.

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A few other microwave soup recipe ideas:
Carrot Tarragon Soup
Chile con Queso Soup
Chilled Cucumber Walnut Soup
Corn Chowder
Creamy Clam Chowder
Easy Crab Bisque
Greek Lemon Soup
Marvelous Mushroom Soup
Tomato Sip Soup
Walnut Soup

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