I made this soup and took to a Pot Luck event today. I was soooo disappointed. Broccoli Soup is one of my very favorites, but this does not taste like broccoli. If I added a potato, it would taste like potato soup, only with green broccoli pieces in it. It seems that the other veggies overpowered the broccoli flavor. It was dumped down the garbage disposal. I felt it was a waste of good food items.
I did not realize what a delicate flavor broccoli has until I experimented recently, while making broccoli soup and put a potato in, thinking "filler", but it overpowered the broccoli. I'll stick to my own recipe.