Easy broccoli soup recipes do exist, and they usually involve cooking broccoli florets with other vegetables as well as dairy products. Some recipes require the use of a blending device. Examples of easy broccoli soup recipes are available on the Better Homes and Gardens, Food Network and MyRecipes.com websites.
The recipe for a chunky broccoli-potato soup with greens on the Better Homes and Gardens website involves simmering chopped potatoes with chicken broth in a saucepan, then mashing the potatoes slightly and adding broccoli florets and milk. The cook coats shredded smoked Gouda cheese with flour, then adds this to the soup, stirring frequently until the cheese melts completely into the soup. She seasons the soup with pepper and tops it with green leafy vegetables such as spinach and escarole.
A smooth broccoli soup recipe on the Food Network website involves sautéing onion and garlic with butter in a saucepan, then adding diced potatoes, dried thyme, chicken broth and salt and allowing the mixture to simmer until the potatoes are tender. The cook adds broccoli and allows the soup to simmer again until the broccoli is tender. She blends the soup in batches, then returns it to the saucepan, stirring in cream and warming the soup up again before seasoning it with salt and pepper.
Cooks who are seeking more textural variations should also consider the broccoli and cheese soup recipe on MyRecipes.com. This version purées part of the soup while leaving the rest chunky.