cream of broccoli soup

Cream of broccoli soup recipe – continuing the series of soups, here is another creamy soup made with broccoli.

The cream of broccoli soup recipe is similar to the Mushroom soup i had posted a few weeks back. The entire soup is made in one pot and thats how I prefer to cook my soups. Everything cooked and simmered in one pot.

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cream of broccoli soup recipe

In this recipe I have not used cream. Pureed broccoli along with milk, makes the soup smooth and creamy. But if you want, you can garnish the soup with some cream.

Broccoli is not a much loved veggie in my house, so I prefer to disguise it in soups like these or in a mixed vegetable curry or pasta. This cream of broccoli soup can be served plain or with a toasted buttered bread or baguette.

cream of broccoli soup recipe

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cream of broccoli soup

4.95 from 18 votes
Cream of broccoli soup is a smooth, creamy and comforting soup made from broccoli.
cream of broccoli soup recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Course:starters
Cuisine:world
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 200 to 250 grams broccoli - 1 medium broccoli head
  • 1 small onion chopped - about ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves - chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon dry oregano or any of your favorite herb or mixed dry herbs
  • 1 pinch nutmeg powder or grated nutmeg
  • 1.5 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 1.5 cups full fat whole milk
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon all purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • salt as required
  • freshly crushed black pepper as required

Instructions

blanching broccoli florets

  • First break the broccoli into florets or you can chop them.
  • Heat enough water with 1/4 tsp salt in a pot. Let the water vigorously boil.
  • Switch off the flame and add the broccoli florets.
  • Wait for about 15-20 seconds and then drain the florets. Reserve a few broccoli florets for garnish.
  • The above blanching method is to get rid of the insects in the broccoli.

making cream of broccoli soup

  • Heat butter in a sauce pan. Add the onions and garlic and saute till they soften.
  • Add the flour. Stir and saute for 2 minutes on a low flame.
  • Then add the drained broccoli. Stir and then add water or vegetable stock.
  • Stir well and cover the pan with its lid.
  • Simmer till the broccoli is cooked well and tender... About 6 to 7 mins.
  • Do check in between.
  • In the meantime heat milk on stove top or in the microwave.
  • No need to boil, just heat the milk.
  • When the soup mixture is still slightly hot or warm, using an immersion hand blender, blend the soup till smooth in the same sauce pan. You can also blend in a regular electric blender.
  • Add hot milk to the pureed soup and stir well.
  • Keep the soup pan on the stove top and begin to simmer on a low flame.
  • Season with oregano.
  • Just gently heat through the soup. No need to bring it to a boil. Give occasional stirs.
  • Lastly season with salt, freshly crushed black pepper and nutmeg powder.
  • Pour soup into individual serving bowls and garnish with broccoli florets.
  • You can also top the cream of broccoli soup with some grated cheddar or sliced cheese like parmesan. Toasted bread croutons can also be used as a garnish.
  • Serve cream of broccoli soup hot, plain or with toasted buttered bread or baguette.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
cream of broccoli soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 805mg35%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1269IU25%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 94mg114%
Vitamin D 3µg20%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 106µg101%
Calcium 272mg27%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 89µg22%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 45mg11%
Phosphorus 236mg24%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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31 comments/reviews

  1. Thank you so much Dassana!
    I couldnt find any recipe where they added wheat flour, and i was looking for the same. This was really helpful. (:

    • welcome gauri and thanks.

  2. U make cooking so simple…thank u????5 stars

    • Could also post recipe of sweet potato soup…thnku

      • sruthi, have taken your recipe request and will try to add.

  3. Nice recepie! Soup turned out great!5 stars

    • thanks for the feedback as well as the rating.

  4. Very tasty soup

    • thanks.

  5. very tasty soup. we can replace Maida with boiled mashed sweet corn.

    • you can use boiled mashed sweet corn instead of maida.

  6. LOVELY receipe.. You are simply awesome !! 🙂

    • thanks a lot shweta.

  7. Hi the soup came out yummy ; my two year old son loved it ; didn’t have nutmeg powder ; thank you ?5 stars

    • thats nice to know sneha. thanks for sharing. nutmeg powder can be given a miss.

  8. Dear Madam,
    Is it wise to add salt? Milk and salt do not go hand in hand.

    • shrutika, some recipes do use milk and salt together. moreover here, there are other ingredients also. the amount of salt that we add is also not too much.

  9. I tried this and it came out well. I liked it very much.
    I have tried a few of your recipes and everything turned out to be a super duper hit till now.

    Hats off to you for lucid explanations and beautiful pictures.

    • pleased to know this shruthi 🙂 thankyou for your honest words.

  10. Thank you for this recipe. I tried and it came out very well. My baby liked it a lot 🙂5 stars

    • glad to know vindhya and thanks.

  11. hi, vegan here; should I sub full day coconut milk for the dairy? Or combine 1 cup soya milk with 1/2 cup soya cream? Thanks!

    • welcome nikki. coconut milk will taste better. use a thick coconut milk.

  12. Hi Dassana,
    I tried the broccoli soup yesterday. Everyone at home loved it. Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

    • welcome deepti. glad to know this.

  13. Hi Dassana,

    I have been following ur blog for a while now.

    I tried the above recipe -Cream of Broccoli soup and it turned out to be so yummy. I cudn’t use nutmeg as I didn’t have it in my kitchen. However, it was amazing. Thanks a lot

    You really have a wonderful collection of recipes. Appreciate ur effort.5 stars

    • welcome priya. thanks for this positive feedback. keep visiting.

  14. Tasty and healthy soup. We loved it. I used olive oil instead of butter. Why do we add flour and can we make it without flour?

    • thanks dhanya. flour is added to thicken the soup. for thickening soups, even mashed potatoes can be added if one does not want to use flour.

  15. Lovelt creamy soup. I love broccoli and i am sure going to love its soup.
    Btw, i tried your Chholiya Pulao and it turned out superb. 🙂

    • thanks for the feedback on choliya pulao easyfoodsmith.