Broccoli & stilton soup

Broccoli & Stilton soup

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(134 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


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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  • 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



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

  • 1 stick celery, sliced



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

  • 1 leek, sliced



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

  • 1 medium potato, diced



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

  • 1 knob butter



    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



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

  • 140g Stilton, or other blue cheese, crumbled



    A true glory of British cheese-making that has much controversy about its origins, how it's…


  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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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!
12th Jan, 2016
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.
10th Dec, 2015
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!
6th Dec, 2015
Never made soup before, but this is so quick and easy to make. Love it!
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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.
6th Oct, 2015
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.
5th Oct, 2015
Lovely and quick to make
25th Jul, 2015
Lovely, simple, easy recipe to make!
15th Jun, 2015
This recipe is fantastic. I didn't have leeks or celery so I added an extra half an onion and some celery seeds. The result was lick-your-plate delicious. I don't usually bother following a recipe for soup - just chuck everything in a pot and give it a whiz - but I will definitely use this every time I make broccoli and Stilton soup in the future. The balance between vegetable and cheese is perfect.
7th May, 2015
Easy recipe to make and very tastey. I'll be making this again!


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