Broccoli & stilton soup

Broccoli & stilton soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A smooth blended vegetable soup with blue cheese that's as good for a comforting meal as it is for a dinner party starter

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
340
protein
24.3g
carbs
13.8g
fat
21g
saturates
9.6g
fibre
6.9g
sugar
5g
salt
1.4g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1l low salt or homemade chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 head broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 140g Stilton, or other blue cheese, crumbled

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Method

  1. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large saucepan and then add the onions. Cook on a medium heat until soft. Add a splash of water if the onions start to catch.
  2. Add the celery, leek, potato and a knob of butter. Stir until melted, then cover with a lid. Allow to sweat for 5 minutes. Remove the lid.
  3. Pour in the stock and add any chunky bits of broccoli stalk. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes until all the vegetables are soft.
  4. Add the rest of the broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes. Carefully transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth. Stir in the stilton, allowing a few lumps to remain. Season with black pepper and serve.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, January 2012

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lelarm's picture
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Not a great lover of soup but this was really tasty and very easy to make. Will make it again!!

dysfcuktional's picture

I would say that the soup can be frozen as chesses can be, but the texture probably won't be too great once thawed/cooked. I'm going to make this tomorrow - perfect for snow days!

Can anyone suggest another veg alternative to celery as I detest it.

anne0704's picture

Absolutely delicious soup. I did add less stock,1.5 pints, but will definitely make again. Can anyone tell me if you can freeze this soup, I have quite a lot of Stilton to use up so would be great if I could freeze some.

alpineteacup's picture

Made this for the first time yesterday; thought it was fabulous! I did change a few things. I used a bunch and half of broccoli, and both chicken and vegetable stock. Since I added more broccoli I added more stock; not to much more maybe another 1/3. And I used a little cheese, not Stilton though; I am not a fan of blue cheese. Instead I used Dubliner and stirred in 2 tablespoons of half and half. I have a dairy problem so the amount of cheese I used was less then the recipe calls for. I liked the fact this recipe had so many different vegetables and with that I diced them small all except the broccoli. I only added the broccoli and what vegetables might have been on the spoon as I was scooping them out to the blender. It was chunky and flavorful! Awesome!

kathydoyle's picture

Very easy to make, delicious and good for a dinner party.

mahnrut's picture

Can anyone tell me what exactly a head of broccoli is as there is such a variation in sizes of the stalks with head if that is what is meant?. It would be more useful if a weight were given.

julietulip's picture
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Lovely thick soup .... delicious flavours. Had it with some lightly toasted soda bread .... yum yum yum!

lizleicester's picture
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Not popular unfortunately. Too cheesy and not one we'll re-do, despite being a useful way to get rid of leftover Christmas cheese.

lindafj64's picture

Made this to use up some Stilton left from Christmas, absolutely lovely will definitely make again.did nt have a leek, put extra onion in instead.

popsyboo's picture

Ohh and rated 5 star

popsyboo's picture

This is lovely soup, but can I freeze it?

georgelikescake's picture
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Second time making this soup, I do really enjoy it though I would say it needs some good crusty bread to complement it. Maybe a little less than 1L stock is needed as already mentioned.
I will freeze a portion tonight, not sure how it will turn out!

eleanorjanestanton's picture
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Tried this once and have kept coming back! Tastes amazing.

I do it with half the recommended stock though as I think 1 litre makes it too watery.

Overall, lovely recipe, thank you!

threeandme's picture

Hey all. Has anyone frozen this soup? Looking to do lots of batch cooking over the next couple days to see us through January and as my family have unanimously agreed this is their new fave soup would like to know if its safe to freeze for busy work days? Cheers.

faith78's picture

Lovely soup very rich so you don't need a lot!!

lizs999's picture
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A total hit with all the family!

baileygog1's picture

I have just made this soup and it is perfect, brilliant recipe easy to make. one of my favorites.

hargreavesbear's picture
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I didn't really like this soup at all. It lacked something. The cheese was nice in the soup though

mouseylin's picture
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Absolutely fab as i'm allergic to onion i omitted the onion and leek but added extra celery and more cheese 210g divine

mouseylin's picture
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Absolutely fab as i'm allergic to onion i omitted the onion and leek but used extra celery

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