I needed something fast for lunch one day last week. I had a big bag of broccoli that I bought at Costco that needed to be used so I came up with a super fast broccoli soup. There's really nothing to it.
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups broccoli pieces
1 medium potato, peeled and diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
pinch of nutmeg
Mini buttery crackers (or crushed up Ritz)
In a small pot bring stock up to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and simmer broccoli and potato in the stock for about 10 minutes or until very tender. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to the pot and bring back up to a simmer. Stir in spices. Serve with crackers.
Tip: There's no need to thicken this soup, the potato will do the job for you when you blend.