This Creamy Broccoli Soup is made with just 5 ingredients and makes a great nutritious weeknight meal, taking just 30 minutes or less!
Soups are such a classic this time of year. They’re one of the best ways to warm up and can make super easy weeknight meals. Paired with a grilled cheese sandwich or some sourdough, and you’ve got yourself a delightful meal!
My husband has requested broccoli soup a few times recently and this recipe really hits the spot. It’s creamy and flavourful, yet really simple and full of all the nutritious broccoli goodness. If you ever have extra broccoli hanging around, this soup is a great way to use it up.
Broccoli is a very nutrient-dense vegetable. It’s rich in vitamins C and K, iron, and plenty of fibre. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli (and Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and cauliflower) are also rich in an antioxidant compound known as sulforaphane that fights inflammation. Broccoli is good stuff, folks!
How to Make Creamy Broccoli Soup
- Vegetable broth
- Butter or olive oil
- Salt and pepper
The potatoes are what help make this soup rich and creamy. I like to keep the skin on because it’s more convenient than taking the time to peel them, but also, adds that extra fibre.
Creamy Broccoli Soup
A creamy broccoli soup made with garlic and potato.
- 4 stalks broccoli
- 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Dice potatoes (I like to keep the skin on) and prepare your broccoli by cutting off the heads and peeling the tough broccoli stems to remove the exterior. Then, chop into large pieces. Save the broccoli heads for a bit later.
Mince garlic and saute in butter or oil in large pot over medium heat until fragrant.
Add broccoli stems and potatoes to pot with vegetable broth.
Bring to a boil then simmer for around 20 minutes until almost tender. Add broccoli heads.
Once broccoli heads are bright green and a little tender, transfer contents to blender and puree to a creamy consistency. You may need to do a couple batches.
Pour into bowls and serve right away!
Want to try some more broccoli recipes?
- Chicken & Broccoli Gnocchi
- Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry
- Mushroom & Broccoli Risotto (long-grain)
- How to Make Broccoli Sprouts
Let me know how this recipe turns out if you try it! Leave a comment and rating below, or tag me in your photos on Instagram @meghanlivingstone.