Broccoli soup recipe

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This easy broccoli soup recipe is a healthy option and a great way of using up leftover broccoli. This superfood packed with vitamin C and fibre

Broccoli soup recipe
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This simple broccoli soup feels like a warm bowl of superfood - green and gorgeous. 

Broccoli is so good for you, it's a seriously nutrient-rich vegetable. It's just packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, fibre and antioxidants. Generally any time you see broccoli in a super it's accompanied by its partner in crime, stilton, but it this soup we've let it take the starring role all by itself. This cuts down the fat content, but we've kept it creamy with a generous dollop of crème fraîche. It's also good if you're not keen on the strong taste of blue cheese, but if you miss the cheesy hit, you can always serve it with a sprinkle of cheddar along with the croutons. This recipe serves 4 people and takes around 30 mins to make in total.


  • Knob of butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 leek
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 600g broccoli
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp crème fraiche
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Croutons, to serve




  1. Heat butter and oil in a pan over a medium heat until the butter melts.
  2. Roughly slice the onion and leek and add to the pan, cooking for 5-10 minutes until soft. Stir through the chopped garlic and cook for a further minute.
  3. Add the broccoli to the pan, pour over the stock and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes until tender.
  4. Blend with a hand blender or whiz in your food processor until liquidized.
  5. Return to the saucepan and season to taste. Serve piping hot with a sprinkling of your favourite croutons.

Top tip for making broccoli soup

Adjust the soup to your preferred thickness by adding more or less stock as required.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.