Cream of Broccoli with Poached Eggs

· October 14, 2018
Creamed broccoli just melts in your mouth, and it's packed with great health benefits. Check out these recipes for cream of broccoli with poached eggs!

Cream of broccoli with poached eggs is a hearty soup with a lot of flavor. If you feel like making a nutritious main dish for lunch or dinner, the recipes below are for you. As for side dishes, that’s completely up to you.

Cream of broccoli with poached eggs

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • 1 leek
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of blue cheese (135 g)
  • 4 small carrots
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 2 medium-sized onions
  • 1 or two stalks of celery
  • 1 cup of evaporated milk (200 ml)
  • 4 poached eggs (1 per person)
  • 1 strip of bacon (120 g)

Instructions

Cream of broccoli

  • First, peel and dice the onion. Set aside.
  • Then, peel and thinly slice the carrots and leek.
  • Set the water to boil. Before it boils, add the peeled garlic cloves and turn to medium heat.
  • Once the garlic starts giving off its distinctive aroma, add the carrot and leek.
  • Then, heat a pan on medium heat with a bit of olive oil.
  • After 4 to 5 minutes, add the celery to the pot and let everything cook for around 15 minutes.
  • Season to taste.
  • Meanwhile, saute the onion in the pan.
  • Cut the broccoli into small pieces and steam.
  • Add the water from cooking the broccoli to the pot with the other vegetables. In addition, add the milk and blue cheese. Stir well and remove from heat.
  • Next, add the steamed broccoli to the mixture and process with a handheld blender on low speed.
  • Then, poach the eggs and set aside.
  • Before serving, cut the bacon into small pieces and fry for a few minutes in the pan you used for the onions. Add the poached eggs and you’re done!

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Ingredients (2 servings)

  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 medium-sized potato
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (15 ml)
  • Optional: black pepper

Instructions

  • First, cut the broccoli into moderately small pieces and steam. Once al dente, set aside.
  • Then, preheat a sauce pan with the olive oil on medium heat.
  • Peel, wash, and thinly slice the potato.
  • After, cube the onion.
  • Add the potato and onion to the sauce pan. Stir constantly as they cook.
  • Once the onion has turned a golden color, add the broccoli to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
  • Then, pour the water into the pan and make sure it covers everything.
  • After, cover and let cook for 20 minutes on medium heat.
  • After cooked, remove from heat and add everything to a bowl to process with a handheld blender. Make sure all lumps are gone.
  • Serve right away with some bread or a few spoonfuls of shredded tofu.

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Ingredients (4 servings)

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped onion (30 g)
  • 1 cup of almond milk (200 ml)
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • As in the recipe above, cut the broccoli into small pieces and steam. Once al dente, set it aside.
  • Then, cut the leaves off of the celery stalks and steam until somewhat soft.
  • After, peel and cube the onion.
  • Preheat a sauce pan on medium heat with a bit of vegetable oil.
  • Then, a the broccoli and celery to the blender along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the sauce pan and let thicken until the consistency gets creamy.
  • Then season, remove from heat, and serve. Enjoy!

Cream of broccoli is a great meal choice for many reasons. First of all, broccoli is a filling vegetable, so when you combine it with other ingredients, you get an appetite-busting meal.

Secondly, it contains nutrients your body needs, like iron, phosphorus, potassium, and vegetable protein, among others. Plus, don’t forget about the fiber in broccoli, which helps get your digestion moving like it should.

So what are you waiting for? Give these great recipes a try!