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Broccoli and Potato Soup

broccoli-soupThis is a simple and comforting soup that goes really well with brown bread and lots of grated black pepper.

Our reader SJ left a great top tip for broccoli soup:  ‘Another soupy-tip that i learned in weight watchers is that the stalks of broccoli make soup really creamy (when you blend) rather than adding cream … its healtheir and it uses a part of the veg that many might otherwise throw out !’


  • 1 large head of broccoli, chopped up
  • 3 large potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 800ml vegetable stock
  • Black pepper
  • Knob of butter


  1. Sweat the onion in the butter until it’s soft
  2. Put in the vegetable stock, potatoes and broccoli.
  3. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 20-30 mins until the potatoes are soft.
  4. Grind in some black pepper to taste, and puree the soup in a blender. You could add cream at this point if you like.

One Comment

  1. I love this soup and have several variations on it…. my favourite is to add grated cheese at the end and sometimes chilli flakes or harrisa as well.