Asiago Broccoli Soup Recipe
Straight from the family kitchens of Northern Italy comes our signature Asiago Broccoli Soup. For generations, this recipe has been passed down through the Candoni De Zan family, bringing hearty flavors and warm smiles to the many who have enjoyed it. As a light pairing, this soup is perfectly complemented by our Organically-Grown Pinot Grigio, one of our most popular and health-conscious selections. Simply follow the recipe below and uncork a deliciously crisp white wine to enjoy this soup the way it was meant to be.
3 cups broccoli florets, cut in bite-sized pieces
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Asiago cheese
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
5 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup flour
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt, season to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
In a large pot, melt 1 tablespoon butter over a medium heat stove. Once butter is melted, add onion and cook until soft (usually about 5 minutes). Mix in garlic and allow to cook for 1 minute. Add remaining butter (4 tablespoons) to the pot and let melt. Once the butter is fully melted, slowly stir in 1/4 cup of flour until thick, mixing thoroughly.
While whisking the butter-flour mix, slowly add chicken broth or vegetable broth to the pot, stirring frequently. Fully mix contents and ensure that chunks are blended before using additional broth. Slowly add the remaining broth until the soup is thin and evenly mixed. Now add salt, pepper, paprika, mustard powder, and 1 cup heavy cream (which will thicken the mixture). Stir contents. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a slow boil.
Once boiling, add broccoli florets. Set to simmer and cook until broccoli is soft and tender (usually about 15-20 minutes). Stir occasionally during this stage.
Now, add shredded asiago cheese while simmering. Slowly stir until the cheese is melted and no chunks remain. Use additional seasonings like salt, pepper, or mustard powder for taste, if necessary. Serve immediately and enjoy!