Easy Broccoli Soup

Tasty and comforting with the delicious creamy taste, this Easy Broccoli Soup is perfect with a chunk of crusty bread. 

We are well and truely in what I am calling Soup Season. Although the weather isn’t as cold as it usually is at this time of year, a lovely soup is still perfect on a cold, dark evening.

Soup has for many years been something I have been incredibly fussy about. I had a bad experience with some Heinz tomato soup when I was a lot younger and it has stuck with me. I don’t eat soup in restaurants and I have only found one bought soup that I liked which was Covent Garden chicken soup; but then to my disappointment they changed the recipe.

My Mum knows how fussy I am when it comes to soup so for Christmas last year she bought me a soup maker. The one I have is the Morphy Richards Sauté and Soup Soupmaker and is fantastic. Instead of following different steps and waiting for the soup to come up to the boil and then liquidising, this soup maker allows you to put all the ingredients in the machine at the start. It then does all of the work itself taking 21 minutes for smooth soup or 28 for chunky soup.

Using the soup maker has made making soup so much easier and quicker. It also means I have been able to experiment with even more flavours. I am quickly expanding my soup repertoire – I’ve even made tomato soup!

The following recipe is adapted from a recipe Mum used to make us growing up. It was from a very 70’s looking microwave cooking book which I remember being the only soup I ate for years. If you want to be a little extravagant, you can always add a splash of cream when serving for an added creaminess. On one occasion, some leftover clotted cream managed to find its way into my broccoli soup and oh my goodness it was delicious. However, the cream is not necessary and it is delicious and healthy as it is. 

Mr Curly isn’t the biggest fan of broccoli, but when I first made him this soup he kept saying how delicious it was. Coming from someone who isn’t forthcoming with compliments about food, this must have meant he liked it! When we were next having soup for dinner, he automatically assumed it was broccoli soup and he was a bit disappointed when he realised it wasn’t!

Updated in 2017

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Easy Broccoli Soup

Tasty and comforting with the delicious creamy taste, this Easy Broccoli Soup is perfect with a chunk of crusty bread. 

Course Soup
Cuisine British
Keyword Broccoli, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 162 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion diced
  • 500 ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 300 g broccoli cut into florets
  • 300 ml semi skimmed milk
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion and cut the broccoli into small florets
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your soup maker/pan
  3. If using a soup maker, set to the smooth setting
  4. If using a pan, cook for roughly 10 minutes until the broccoli has softened and then blend with a stick blender or in a liquidiser
Nutrition Facts
Easy Broccoli Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 463mg 19%
Potassium 448mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 15.7%
Vitamin C 108.1%
Calcium 16%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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