Broccoli & stilton soup

Broccoli & Stilton soup

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(112 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal340
  • fat21g
  • saturates9.6g
  • carbs13.8g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre6.9g
  • protein24.3g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 stick celery, sliced
    Celery

    Celery

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    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 leek, sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

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    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 medium potato, diced
    Potato

    Potato

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    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 knob butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1l low salt or homemade chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 head broccoli, roughly chopped
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

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    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 140g Stilton, or other blue cheese, crumbled
    Stilton

    Stilton

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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.

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MusaGran
9th Mar, 2016
Was determined to follow recipe..unfortunately my OH had used the onions and the white potatoes! so two leeks and half a sweet potato went in instead with the celery... and some blue cheese (leftover from goodness knows when?) result delicious, very tasty.
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pontifex maximus
26th Feb, 2016
A wonderful soup, i used goats cheese instead of stilton.
ljveen
24th Feb, 2016
I didn't have broccoli so using asparagus .. making for my mum's 95th birthday ... will let you know ;-)
Willscarlet2
30th Jan, 2016
I have commented on this dish already, very very tasty. I wanted to do a variation, so I've recently left out the stilton, then put in a red chilli and red pepper, WOW amazing soup! I increased the volume a little and had it for lunch every day last week!!! Beautiful!
claudia21
12th Jan, 2016
5.05
This was lovely, I had a very large onion and a very large leek and probably less broccoli than I should have had because I wanted to use some up, but. . . stilton and leek, stilton and celery, yum yum! I wasn't sure on the amount of potato but I used a medium one. Definitely recommend this.
Lisa64
10th Dec, 2015
5.05
Created a Good Food profile simply to say how amazing this soup is! I changed the recipe slightly by using less stilton (continue to taste as you add) but otherwise it was perfect and disappeared from the fridge in no time!
dc21790
6th Dec, 2015
Never made soup before, but this is so quick and easy to make. Love it!
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barbsbaking
25th Oct, 2015
I have a glut of home grown broccoli so soup is a good way of using it up. The recipe was extremely tasty even though I had to improvise a bit. Not enough leek so added a good handful of spinach. Not quite enough Stilton ( no one will admit to eating it!) so made up the difference with grated Parmesan. Also added a pinch of cayenne as we like things spicy. Wonderful with stale bread croutons. A real kitchen picnic meal in a bowl.
katijjane
6th Oct, 2015
5.05
Made this last night for work packed lunches and it's honestly amaaaazing! Did recipe exactly apart from an extra celery stalk & blended in the stilton at end, rather than leaving it in lumps. Seriously good.
Walkerju
5th Oct, 2015
5.05
Lovely and quick to make

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