Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

Adapted from This is a fantastic low-fat soup recipe that tastes very creamy. It is also fast and easy-a really great healthy soup for the broccoli lover!! I used my immersion blender to make it even creamier.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli (or fresh broccoli florets)
  • 1 onion, cut into quarters
  • 1 -2 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 12-2 cups chicken broth or 1 12-2 cups water (or combination of the two)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 12-1 teaspoon basil
  • 12 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 dash vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot, combine broccoli, onion, garlic, broth (I used vegetable broth) or water, and salt.
  2. Cover pot, bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 15 minutes, or until everything starts getting soft.
  3. Use a ladle to transfer 2/3 of the soup into a blender.
  4. Blend the soup until smooth. (I just used my immersion blender until I was happy with the texture.)
  5. Pour back into saucepan and turn on heat to medium setting.
  6. In a small bowl, combine milk with flour and whisk together until smooth.
  7. Pour mixture into soup and stir.
  8. Add basil and parsley and stir until soup begins to thicken.
  9. Add vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Well you SHOULD try this soon because it's absolutely delicious! I used fresh broccoli, water instead of broth and dried parsley, and it turned out very flavourful, hearty and creamy! This also freezes really well, so it's a great recipe to make LOTS of! Thanks!

Anu February 23, 2003

Superb soup! I used fresh broccoli, chicken broth and fresh basil and parsley. I had some fat free half-and-half that needed to be used so I added about 1/4 cup of that. This soup is soooo creamy, the perfect texture. I could live on this soup, it's that good.

sugarpea February 09, 2004

Really good, simple and quick recipe. I used veggie broth and wasn't all that happy when I tried my first bite and the soup tasted really bland to me. I then realized that I hadn't added any salt, whoops! It tasted better with the salt, also added a bit more vinegar and a tiny bit of nutmeg. I love how healthy this soup is. I'm not a fan of heavy creamy, cheesy soups, so this recipe is a real find. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lucky in Bayview February 12, 2014