Broccoli and Stilton soup recipe

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This easy broccoli and Stilton soup recipe are a favourite thanks to its creamy, rich flavour. The broccoli and cheese pair perfectly together...

Broccoli and stilton soup recipe
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  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Serves4–5
SkillMedium
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories223 Kcal11%
Sugar4 g4%
Fat15 g21%
Saturated Fat9 g45%
Salt1.6 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein12 g24%
Carbohydrates14 g5%
Salt1.6 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Our broccoli and Stilton soup is the perfect mid-week dinner or filling lunch that's bursting with flavour.

This broccoli and Stilton soup recipe makes a delicious, creamy soup that's ideal for a wintry day. With its powerful flavour, Stilton isn't for everyone but this recipe mellows out the strong taste. If you're looking for a vegetarian soup recipe, this one really is a classic. It serves between four to five people and is ready in just over half an hour, making it a great dinner party starter. Serve with crusty, French bread.

Ingredients

  • 1tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 litre (1¾ pints) vegetable stock
  • 500g (1lb) broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 125g (4oz) mature Stilton
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pine nuts and crème fraiche to garnish

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion. Cook over a medium heat for about 5-7 mins, or until the onion starts to soften but not colour.
  2. Pour the stock into the pan and bring to the boil. Cover the pan, reduce the heat and simmer the mixture for about 5 mins.
  3. Add the broccoli to the pan, bring to the boil and cook for a further 4-5 mins, until the broccoli is just tender.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and crumble in half the Stilton. Purée the soup in a liquidiser, food processor or with a stick blender until smooth. Season the soup to taste.
  5. Spread 4 mini bruschetta with Stilton and crumble rest of cheese. Pour soup into 4 serving bowls, garnish with pine nuts and crème fraiche. Scatter remaining cheese on top, so that it melts into soup as you’re eating it.

Top tips for making Stilton and broccoli soup

If you love Stilton, feel free to crumble more in, but just be aware that you'll be changing the fat and calorie content if you do so.

Slice the broccoli stalks thinly so that they cook quickly – if they need to be cooked for longer to soften them, the soup will be duller in colour.

How to store leftover broccoli and Stilton soup

This delicious soup can be kept for three days in the fridge in an airtight container. It can also be frozen for up to three months. To defrost, put in the fridge overnight and then reheat thoroughly before serving. You may find it easier to store in portion sizes in bags so it takes up less room in your freezer.

Is broccoli and Stilton soup healthy?

Broccoli soup is healthy as it's bursting with nutrients and vitamins from the broccoli, however, the Stilton adds a great number of saturated fats to the mix which makes this soup a less healthy option. It is however 223 calories per serving, making it a good option for calorie-counting diets such as the 5:2 diet (opens in new tab)

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