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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Last updated on August 31st, 2019 at 09:18 am

The creaminess of this Creamy Broccoli Soup will make it feel much more indulgent than it actually is. Soup is an easy way to increase your vegetable intake, it’s cheap to make and it’s warming for those cold autumn/winter days. At just over 300 calories for a big filling bowl, this is healthy comfort food and ready in under 20 minutes too.

Creamy Broccoli Soup

This is the creamiest of creamy soups and that is just thanks to the milk and a little bit of grated cheese – no cream needed. When all blended together it gives it such a creamy texture that this soup feels far more indulgent than it actually is. It’s one of your five a day too. It makes a great easy starter for a dinner party!

You could mix things up a bit and do half broccoli half cauliflower. It would change the colour and flavour, but it would make a nice change. We all know how well cauliflower and cheese go together too.

Why should you try it?

✔ One of your five a day and an easy way to increase your veggie intake.

✔ Ready in under 20 minutes.

✔ Super creamy and comforting, but no cream used.

✔ Just over 300 calories for a huge filling bowl.

✔ Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium, fibre.

Healthy Broccoli Soup

A creamy soup that is low in fat and calories! I know, I know, I am too kind. Even people that don’t love broccoli have said that they love this soup. If one of your goals is to get extra vegetables in to your diet, then this is a recipe for you to try. It really doesn’t feel like you are eating vegetables.

You could add even more veggies by throwing some spinach or kale in there too. It would give it even more of a vibrant green colour too, not to mention a vitamin boost.

When I am looking to improve my diet, eat a little less and increase my vegetable intake, then soups are what I turn to. They are filling and hearty and easy to pack with goodness. Bread on the side is must though.

Is This Soup Good For Kids?

You wouldn’t think that creamy broccoli soup was kid friendly, but it really is. In our house anyway! Add a ladle to a bowl and then topped with cooked pasta to make it more filling. It’s more of a pasta soup stew combo, which makes it easier for little kids to feed themselves.

Vegan Broccoli Soup

This soup is all about the creaminess, but that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t easily make a vegan broccoli soup. Simply swap the semi-skimmed milk for almond/soya milk, or use extra stock and add a dollop of oat creme fraiche once it is blended. Swap the cheese for a good melty vegan cheese too.

Extra Tips

  1. You could add some cauliflower too to use a mixture of vegetables.

  2. Prefer a stronger flavour? Use stilton instead of mature cheddar.

  3. If you are making this for young kids, mix some little bits of pasta in to it, to make more of a pasta soup stew.

  4. You could make this vegan by using almond/soya milk and vegan cheese.

  5. Try using shallots instead of onions for a sweeter flavour.

  6. Top with some toasted seeds to add some crunch.

How To Make Creamy Broccoli Soup – Step by Step:

One: Heat some oil in a large pan and cook the onion, garlic and potato for 3 minutes. Two: Then add the stock, mustard and salt and pepper and simmer for 2 minutes. Three: Add the milk and the broccoli and cook for 10 minutes. Four: Blend until smooth, stir in the grated cheese. Five: Pour into bowls and top with grated cheddar and some raw broccoli.

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

The creaminess of this Creamy Broccoli Soup will make it feel much more indulgent than it actually is.

Prep Time2 mins

Cook Time18 mins

Total Time20 mins

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: British

Keyword: broccoli soup, easy soup recipe, healthy soup

Servings: 2 people

Calories: 366kcal

Author: Dannii

Ingredients

  1. 1000 ml Vegetable stock

  2. 200 ml Semi-skimmed milk

  3. 1 Medium potato, peeled and chopped

  4. 1 Mudium onion, chopped

  5. 2 Cloves of garlic, crushed

  6. 1 Large head of broccoli chopped

  7. 1 tbsp Wholegrain mustard

  8. 1 pinch Sea salt and Pepper

  9. 60 g Mature cheddar, grated

UK measures - US measures

Instructions

Heat some oil in a large pan and cook the onion and potato for 3 minutes.

Add the stock, mustard and salt and pepper and simmer for 2 minutes.

Add the milk and the broccoli and cook for 10 minutes.

Blend until smooth, then stir in the grated cheese.

Pour into bowls and top with more grated cheddar and some raw broccoli (both optional).

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Notes

  1. You could add some cauliflower too to use a mixture of vegetables.

  2. Prefer a stronger flavour? Use stilton instead of mature cheddar.

  3. If you are making this for young kids, mix some little bits of pasta in to it, to make more of a pasta soup stew.

  4. You could make this vegan by using almond/soya milk and vegan cheese.

  5. Try using shallots instead of onions for a sweeter flavour.

  6. Top with some toasted seeds to add some crunch.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 1082mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1900IU | Vitamin C: 382mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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