Broccoli & stilton soup in a patterned bowl with napkin & spoon

Broccoli & stilton soup

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(301 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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 2 tbsp rapeseed oil in a large saucepan and then add 1 finely chopped onion. Cook on a medium heat until soft. Add a splash of water if the onion starts to catch.

  2. Add 1 sliced celery stick, 1 sliced leek, 1 diced medium potato and a knob of butter. Stir until melted, then cover with a lid. Allow to sweat for 5 minutes then remove the lid.

  3. Pour in 1l of chicken or vegetable stock and add any chunky bits of stalk from 1 head of broccoli. Cook for 10-15 minutes until all the vegetables are soft.

  4. Add the rest of the roughly chopped broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  5. Carefully transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth.

  6. Stir in 140g crumbled stilton, allowing a few lumps to remain. Season with black pepper and serve.

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bethbiscuits's picture
7th Jul, 2020
I found this didn’t have the strength of flavour I was expecting, despite using extra stilton. I used Tesco own Stilton, so i’m not sure if a different brand would wield different results.
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Veronica Maidstone
29th Jun, 2020
This is a nice recipe, good comfort food. Easy, quick and ingredients I always have on hand. Incidentally, we have recently bought a bread maker. This soup and fresh bread - gorgeous!
22nd Jun, 2020
Yummy, easy and healthy! Keep leftover stalks to put in.
2nd Apr, 2020
I'm just wondering why I've never made this before. it's absolutely delicious thank you good food for another fantastic recipe. X
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Sheila Prentice
29th Feb, 2020
Just made this for the first time for our lunch, it was delicious.
9th Feb, 2020
This is the most delicious broccoli & stilton soup I have ever tasted. It's my first time ever making a broccoli soup due to not having a blender. I followed recipe but added two heads of broccoli after reading a few comments, that and I LOVE broccoli. I'm not sure if the additional head is what made it taste amazing but I'm definitely using two heads next time. I wizzed it up in my new vitamix blender and it was so silky smooth. So easy and so good! Will never buy this soup ready made again!
16th Jan, 2020
Lovely soup. I probably sweated the veg and good the florets slightly longer. Super easy.
12th Jan, 2020
Tried this soup for the first time today, served it with crusty bread - delicious. Added more stilton as my husband is a big fan. Will definitely be making it again.
Aitcheff's picture
4th Jan, 2020
I loved this soup and so did my family. I thought the taste was subtle and actually quite delicate. I would say a lot depends on the strength of the Stilton. The one I used was an ‘everyday’ one from Asda so gave a milder creamy flavour. I guess using a more pungent one might bring extra ‘oomph’ if you really like a strong cheese. I will make again.
Scribbles163's picture
19th Dec, 2019
Found this didn't taste of broccoli at all (also discovered that I'm not really a fan of stilton but, I digress), I think it would probably need waaaay more broccoli to be a broccoli soup. Wouldn't make again using this recipe.


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Pepita Prithviraj
29th Dec, 2019
Some of my friends are not a fan of Stilton. Can I try this with any other cheese example feta?
lulu_grimes's picture
30th Dec, 2019
Hello pepita, We haven't tried this recipe with feta but we have used feta with other soups. I'd advise making the soup without the cheese and then serving it with the feta crumbled on top - you could put all the cheese in a. bowl and let everyone help themselves. Ive pasted a recipe for broccoli soup with cheese toasties below if you want an alternative broccoli soup recipe. I hope this helps.
26th Jul, 2016
Can you tell me please why Good Food magazine has stopped putting "suitable for freezing" if suitable above their receipes?
goodfoodteam's picture
16th Aug, 2016
Hi, thank you for your comment. Rest assured, we are still including the blue star that indicates a recipe is suitable for freezing on all our freezable recipes - you'll find it just below the social media icons at the top of the recipe. We don't recommend this one for freezing but if you'd like to, for best results, freeze before adding the blue cheese, reheat and then finish the recipe as above. Hope that helps.
4th Jan, 2016
can this soup be frozen?
3rd Aug, 2015
Just cooking..... Can this soup be frozen?
11th Nov, 2013
Do you recommend any particular brand of cheese ?
goodfoodteam's picture
29th Jan, 2014
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. Any blue cheese similar to Stilton will work well, so pick one you like the best. Thanks, BBC Good Food web team.
17th Oct, 2013
can this soup be frozen
16th Jan, 2014
Have only just seen your comment. I have frozen it and it came out brilliantly, I let it defrost in fridge and not the microwave. Hope this helps.
16th Jan, 2020
Does not require much seasoning. Just alter the amount of stilton instead.
3rd Feb, 2014
This is a very good soup, but what is off is not the quantity of broccoli but the quantity of cheese - 150gr strangle the broccoli taste. I have found that 50gr gives a good balance for my taste. At any rate, do not add all the cheese at once. Add, taste, adjust.
6th Feb, 2014
I think the recipe states 140g of Stilton not 150g but I used white Stilton and didn't think that it overpowered the taste of the broccoli ,I also added a small amount of cream at the end and found this soup so delicious
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