Broccoli and stilton soup is an old-school British classic and the bold flavour of blue cheese & sage sing through in this easy winter warmer.
Cooking this delicious soup is done in a shade under 30 minutes and it will store in the fridge for 2-3 days!
Broccoli Soup with Blue Cheese
Whilst most of my food concentrates on dinner recipes for two I have a rich selection of soup recipes here too.
I love a good bowl of soup, it is so often lunch for me pretty much all year round!
This classic British broccoli and stilton soup joins other winter and autumn favourites like curried parsnip soup, cream of celeriac soup, oxtail soup, creamy cauliflower soup, spicy carrot and lentil soup and creamy Jerusalem artichoke soup.
It is a gloriously creamy soup despite not using either cream or potatoes.
Flavour wise it is big and bold, it uses a cheese and herb combination that I adore and it is classic.
Aside from that, you have some garlic, butter, onion and celery and it’s so simple.
Bring it all together, give it a blitz and job done in under 30 minutes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a different blue cheese?
Yes, of course, although it will then become broccoli and *insert other blue cheese here* soup, teehee!
I spent years living in central Europe where Stilton was difficult to find and expensive.
I’ve made this with everything from Gorgonzola to Danish Blue and Bleuchâtel and Roquefort, but Stilton is best in my opinion!
How long will this save in the fridge?
It will be ok in the fridge for 2-3 days if stored properly.
Reheat over a gentle heat and do not boil in order to prevent the cheese from burning on the base of the pan.
Will this freeze?
Technically yes, it will freeze and be ok to eat for 3 months. However, I do not personally like freezing this soup because it goes a little grainy.
Can I throw in the broccoli stalks?
Yes, by all means do that, it tastes just as good, but the colour becomes very much muted.
Can I use dried sage?
Yes definitely, add 1-2 teaspoons depending on your sage, start small, taste and add more as required.
Broccoli and stilton soup begs for nothing other than a swirl of cream and some nice crust bread.
I’m not much of a bread maker, but if I were to bake bread for this I would make a soda bread… mainly because it is so easy!
Sprinkling on a bit more crumbled stilton cheese and maybe some chives is also a nice idea.
One final option would be to add some crispy croutons, I usually just toast some off in my air fryer!
I only mention brands of equipment if I think they make a material difference to a recipe. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments section below the recipe.
- 20cm or 8″ saucepan with a lid.
- Weighting scales and or measuring cups and spoons.
- Chopping board.
- Kitchen knife.
Rich, indulgent and creamy are the defining factors of this easy broccoli and stilton soup... oh yeah and quick too, it cooks in just 30 minutes!
- 500g (4-5 Cups) Broccoli Florets
- 100g Onion (2/3 Cup)
- 1 Stick Celery
- 35g (2 Tbsp) Butter
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- Medium Bunch (10g) Fresh Sage
- 750ml (3 Cups) Vegetable Stock
- 100g (1 Cup) Stilton Cheese
- Cut the broccoli into a 2-3cm (¾"-1¼") florets.
- Cut the onion in half, peel it and then cut it into a 5mm (¼") dice.
- Cut the celery into a 5mm (¼") dice.
- Peel the garlic and slice it as finely as you can.
- Melt the butter in a medium-low (20cm or 8") saucepan over a medium heat.
- Add the onion, and celery and sweat gently for 7-10 minutes without colouring.
- Throw in the garlic and fresh sage and stir for 60 seconds.
- Pour in the vegetable stock and bring it to a boil.
- Add the broccoli and reduce to a simmer, put on a lid and cook until soft. This will take around 12-15 minutes.
- Pour the soup into a blender and blitz until silky smooth.
- Return to a low heat and stir in the stilton cheese, be careful not to boil because it burns quickly! Cook until the cheese has completely melted.
- Serve hot with a little drizzle of cream.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 931mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.