Classic Broccoli Soup

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter 30 mL
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth 1 L
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper 1 mL
  • 6 cups chopped broccoli, including stems 1.5 L
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, to serve 125 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and potato; cook about 4 min., until vegetables begin to soften. Add broth, 2 cups (500 mL) water, salt and pepper. Bring just to a boil over high heat then reduce to a simmer 10 to 15 min., or until potato is soft. Add broccoli. Simmer an additional 5 to 7 min., or until broccoli is fork-tender.

  • Step 2

    Use an immersion blender to purée soup until smooth. Divide soup into 8 serving bowls and top each with 1 tbsp (15 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese before serving.

Tip

To make a curried broccoli soup, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) curry paste when cooking the celery, onion and potato.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (⅛ recipe):
  • Calories 110
  • Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Carbs 13 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 540 mg