Cream of Broccoli Soup

A flavourful and creamy soup with very little cream and loaded with the goodness of broccoli. Sounds like a good way to squeeze in some more veggies.



  1.  Preheat a large pot on medium-high heat and add the butter and then the onion.
  2.  Sauté the onion until it is lightly browned (about 5 minutes) stirring occasionally.
  3.  Add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes more.
  4.  Now add the broccoli stems, leaving the florets on the side for now. Also add the broth and bring to a boil.
  5.  Reduce heat a little to a gentle boil and let cook for about 15 – 20 minutes or until the stems are softened.
  6.  Now add the florets and cook for another 3 or 4 minutes.
  7.  Add the cream, paprika, salt and pepper and remove from the heat.
  8.  Once it has cooled a little, carefully puree in a blender or food processor until nice and smooth and then check the seasoning.
  9.  Reheat if necessary and serve. Otherwise store in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze.
  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 20 mins


  •  Just before pureeing, add 1 cup of grated, aged cheddar cheese and stir until melted for a classic taste.
  •  Sautéed or roast chicken also go great when added to this soup.

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8 thoughts on “Cream of Broccoli Soup”

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    May 9, 2019
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    November 11, 2019
    Really enjoyed this recipe. I added some nutritional yeast for a more cheesy taste. Easier to make than some other broccoli soup recipes I have tried.
    • October 14, 2020
      Yumm! Love the nutritional yeast idea. I am going to try that.
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    January 13, 2020
    This a great reciepe and easy to follow
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    May 24, 2020
    Just made it. Great soup.
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    February 11, 2022
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    February 11, 2022
    this soup is excellent. i substituted oil for butter, buttermilk and yogurt for the half and half, and used miso soup for the broth. (substitutions because that's what i had on hand). i did include the cheese. very yummy and easy to make. thank you!

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