You are here: Home » Recipes » Broccoli Soup Broccoli Soup Recipe by American Profile Yield 8 servings PrintEmail "When I was a child, we always had soup on Christmas Eve. My siblings and I have continued the tradition when we get together for the holidays now. As our taste buds have changed, so have the soup choices. This is one of our favorites." Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine1 cup all-purpose flour4 cups chicken broth1 pound broccoli, cut in bite-size pieces8 ounces sliced mushrooms4 cups half-and-half1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves, crushed2 teaspoons salt1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper Instructions Place a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the butter and when it is melted, whisk in the flour until well blended. Add the broth, whisking constantly, and increase the heat to medium-high. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Add the remaining ingredients and return the mixture just to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the broccoli is very tender, about or 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Recipe by Cindy Sickbert, Rushville, Ind.