Simple Broccoli Soup

One of the only soups my kids would eat… weird, I know! It is very unpretentious, and is quick and very simple to make too.


  • 4 heads of Broccoli
  • 2l of chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Cream (or Sour Cream if you prefer)


  1. Cut the washed florets of Broccoli into a large pot and cover with stock.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat until broccoli is soft.
  3. Drain some of the liquid off and keep aside – you need to have just enough to blend with your broccoli florets.
  4. Add a tablespoon or two of cream or sour cream (according to taste) and blend until smooth – if your soup is too thick, add some of the reserved broth.
  5. Serve with a dollop of cream in each bowl, freshly ground pepper and some bread and cheese (cheddar goes particularly well with broccoli).



Many moons ago when we still had a TV (we’ve not had regular TV channels for over 8 years!), I once saw a cooking show where the chef prepared this very simple broccoli soup. I don’t know if the recipe I have is anywhere close to what he did, as it really is a long time ago, but I assume I’ve kind of kept it the way it was intended – quick and no fuss.


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