Broccoli & Stilton Soup

4
Servings
15m
Prep Time
20m
Cook Time
35m
Ready In


"From the "Best Ever Chicken Cookbook" edited by Linda Fraser - Per the intro, "A very easy, but rich soup - Choose something simple to follow it, such as plainly roasted or grilled meat, poultry or fish." At my former "recipe home", this recipe got my favorite review of all time as follows: "This soup is criminally good & I reckon someone stole 2 bowls of it. The recipe may say it serves 4, but it only served hubby & me for lunch today! Anyone know where the missing soup is?" I couldn't stop giggling. Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings
OK

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (358.3 g)
  • Calories 527.6
  • Total Fat - 34.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 150.7 mg
  • Sodium - 408.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.3 g
  • Protein - 30.3 g
  • Calcium - 391.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step 1

Break broccoli into florets & roughly chop any tough stems. Set aside 2 small florets for garnish.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large pan. Cook onion & leek until soft, but not caramelized. Add broccoli & potato, then pour in the stock. Cover & simmer for 15-20 min until tender.

Step 3

Allow to cool slightly, then puree the soup in a blender or food proc. (I use my immersion blender for this). Return soup to the pan.

Step 4

Add milk + cream. Season w/salt & pepper to taste. Reheat gently. At the last moment, add Stilton cheese & stir soup until the cheese just melts. DO NOT BOIL.

Step 5

Cut reserved broccoli florets into thin slices. Ladle soup into warmed bowls & garnish w/sliced broccoli + freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

Tips & Variations


  • Standard blender or Immersion Blender

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ForeverMama

Delicious and every so easy to put together. I also loved how I got to use up some over abundance of leeks I had on hand. The stilton, really brings out the flavors, though I used less because my husband and daughter claim not to like anything of the blue cheese persuasion (yeah right). Lol. I also added a bit of parmesan to off-set the "blue". They not once complained, rather they really enjoyed it, so as I! Thank you for sharing Twissis!

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(13 Dec 2017)