Food & Craft

Broccoli & Stilton Soup


  • 2 medium or one large onion
  • 1 potato
  • 1lb broccoli
  • 1.5 oz butter
  • 1 pint chicken stock
  • 0.5 pints milk
  • Splash of single cream
  • 6 oz Stilton

Broccoli is a wonder food - it's said to contain all sorts of good stuff for reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease and peptic ulcers. But let's face it, it's not the most appetising vegetable served plain, and you can't eat much of it at a sitting. The solution? Combine it with a high-fat, artery-clogging, heart-disease inducing cheese!

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Serves: 4


  1. Chop the onion and soften in the butter for a few minutes.

  2. Add the potato (peeled and diced) and broccoli (just the florets, discard the stems and leaves) and cook for a few minutes.

  3. Add the stock, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  4. Leave to cool for 15 minutes then whizz up in a food processor or with a wandy thing like we've got.

  5. Add the stilton, milk and cream and heat gently stirring often until the stilton has melted and the soup is hot.

Serve with fresh bread or rolls and butter, and season with plenty of black pepper.

Further Reading


Dough Richard Bertinet

The Forager's Kitchen

The Forager's Kitchen Fiona Bird

Cakes: River Cottage Handbook No.8

Cakes: River Cottage Handbook No.8 Pam Corbin

Flour Water Salt Yeast

Flour Water Salt Yeast Ken Forkish

Preserves: River Cottage Handbook No.2

Preserves: River Cottage Handbook No.2 Pam Corbin



Tuesday 8 November, 2011 at 7:23pm

I love your recipes and have you bookmarked :0) I've also been sharing you with friends, so hopefully more people can realise how simple cooking can be and how wonderful things taste when you've made them yourself x

paula keith

Sunday 8 September, 2013 at 3:02pm

The Brocco;i and Stilton Soup is beautiful and so easy. Thankyou.

Naomi Lewis

Friday 23 December, 2016 at 3:24pm

This recipe for Brocolli and Stilton Soup is the BEST I have ever tasted - friends and family always comment on how superb it is x

Tina Bailey

Tuesday 4 December, 2018 at 12:04pm

Can the soup be frozen. If so at which stage pkease


Tuesday 4 December, 2018 at 12:27pm

Yes Tina, we regularly make this in batches and freeze after step 5 (addition of milk and cheese). Defrost completely and heat thoroughly before serving.

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