Simple Broccoli Soup

Simple Broccoli Soup -

I am not a broccoli person. I even used to hate broccoli – and now I’m ok with it. But you guys, this broccoli soup is OUTSTANDING. Like gimme-some-more-right-now outstanding. I’m not sure why, but you just can’t taste this little bitter taste that I hate  don’t like in broccoli (and cauliflower and Brussel sprouts and cabbage for that matter). Broccoli-haters: you know what I’m talking about. For you – people that I don’t really get and who just love it: all you need to know is that this soup is another glorious way to eat your favorite veggie.

Simple Broccoli Soup -

For some reason, I keep coming back to broccoli. Or it keeps coming back to me… Whatever. I mean, why did I try to come up with a broccoli soup in the first place, if I don’t even like broccoli? Something’s wrong with me. I’m sure glad I did though because this soup meets all my yummy-soup criteria : it’s creamy but there’s not a single dollop of cream in it, it’s tasty but super easy to make and it’s comforting for all the reasons previously mentioned. One last detail! I’ve heard it’s been freezing cold in some parts of the US, so obviously this soup is the best thing that can happen to you right now; and for you Australian folks: it’s delicious eaten cold!

Simple Broccoli Soup -
5 from 4 votes

Simple Broccoli Soup

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 254 kcal


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 small garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 2 small broccoli heads though ends removed, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock


  1. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and shallot and cook for about 30 seconds. Add broccoli and cook for another 30 seconds.Cover with chicken stock and add peppercorns. Cook for about 15 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
  2. Let it cool a little bit then transfer to a blender. Blend until very smooth. Adjust seasoning if needed. Serve warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Broccoli Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup (1/3rd))
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 455mg20%
Potassium 1518mg43%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2645IU53%
Vitamin C 363.2mg440%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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      1. I too am finding the nutritional info confusing. What I found was for 1 c of chopped broccoli, there are 31 calories, 6 carbs, 2 fiber and 2 sugar. Something keep in mind about carbs in food, you need to subtract the fiber for actual carb count as the fiber is not digested so in the case of 1 c. of ch. broccoli there is actually 4 carbs. Pretty nice.

        1. should have added that the chicken broth is quite high in carbs, 18 per 2/3 cup. That is most likely where all the carbs are since there are only 2 carbs in 1 Tbl. of shallots

  1. This is so good! I love that it is so easy and fast! Although I must admit it almost didn’t make it to the blender, it smelled so good I wanted to eat it right away. The only change I made was vegetable broth instead of chicken because I don’t eat meat. I am definitely keeping this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 <3

    1. I’m so happy you loved this soup Allison! It’s one of my favorite too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!

  2. This isn’t vegan but could be if you substitute olive oil for butter and veggie broth for chicken. Which I did and it tastes amazing.

  3. I have hated broccoli forever but after this recipe I can have it every day!
    I didn’t have ginger and used red onions instead of shallots, a little bit of salt at the end and the results were amazing!

    Thanks for during this!!

  4. This was tasty, and a huge bonus is how quick and easy this is to whip up! Also easy to make vegan for the vegans in my life 🙂

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