Broccoli and Stilton Soup

"From the *Best Ever Chicken* Cookbook edited by Linda Fraser ---- There are many broccoli cheese soup recipes on RZ, but I could not find a single one using Stilton cheese & we love it. Per the intro, "A very easy, but rich soup -- Choose something simple to follow it, such as plainly roasted or grilled meat, poultry or fish." *Enjoy* !"
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  • 12 ounces fresh broccoli (may sub frozen florets)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 leek (chopped)
  • 1 small potato (cut in sml chunks)
  • 2 12 cups chicken stock
  • 1 14 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons double cream (heavy cream)
  • 4 ounces Stilton cheese (crumbled, may use the other British variety of Blue)
  • salt and black pepper (to taste pref)


  • Break broccoli into florets & roughly chop any tough stems. Set aside 2 sml florets for garnish.
  • Melt butter in a lrg pan & cook the onion & leek till soft, but not caramelized. Add broccoli & potato, then pour in the stock. Cover & simmer for 15-20 min, till tender.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then puree the soup in a blender or food proc. (I will use my immersion blender for this). Return soup to the pan.
  • Add milk + cream, season w/salt & pepper to taste pref & reheat gently. At the last moment, add Stilton cheese & stir soup till the cheese just melts. DO NOT BOIL.
  • Cut reserved broccoli florets into thin slices. Ladle soup into warmed bowls & garnish w/sliced broccoli & freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Sara R.
    Can this be made a in advance and just re heated?


  1. Luckyarsenal
    Easy to make and tasted fabulous
  2. Leggy Peggy
    This soup is criminally good -- and I reckon someone stole two bowls of it. The recipe may say it serves four, but it only served hubby and me for lunch today! Anyone know where the missing soup is? Made as written.
  3. Darkhunter
    omg, was this ever wonderful! I would give it more than 5 stars if I could! The Stilton gives the soup a richness that is fantastic. And the veggies just add to the whole body. Will definitely have this again. Thnx for posting another winner, twissis. Made for the Voracious Vagabonds of ZWT 6.
  4. Ciderhead
    A really stunning soup, Have made it a couple of times now. It is really quick and easy to prepare and if you fancy a stronger taste just add a touch more Stilton! Great receipe Thnka you
  5. *Parsley*
    That Stilton cheese gives this soup such a different rich taste from other broccoli cheese soups. It's the kind of soup you want to eat really slowly and enjoy every spoonful. I had 5 oz of Stilton, so I used all 5 oz. I used a full pound of broccoli. Thanx for posting. I'll be making this again.


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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