Slow Cooker Broccoli Leek Lemon Soup

"Delicious soup and a great way to get kids to eat broccoli! Don't skimp on the garlic - it makes the soup."
photo by Geri by the Sea photo by Geri by the Sea
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Ready In:
5hrs 20mins




  • Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and cook for 3 minutes until soft. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Scrape leeks and garlic into slow cooker.
  • Cut off the broccoli florets and chop them. Cut two inches off bottom of the stem. Peel the remainder of the stems and then slice and chop them. Add chopped broccoli to the slow cooker, along with the olive oil, vegetable broth, thyme, white wine and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the sour cream, remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, lemon zest, chives and Parmesan cheese. Season it with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • When the soup is finished, transfer it in batches to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Taste the soup and adjust seasonings if necessary. Stir in half of the lemon chive cream. Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of remaining cream and some shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.

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  1. Just had this for dinner tonight and everyone loved it, including my 6 and 8 year old kids. The garlic makes this broccoli soup different from other broccoli soup recipes and the sour cream/lemon/parmesan cheese combination is a lovely addition. Will definitely be making this again. Perfect for busy family nights. Thanks for the recipe!
  2. This is such a flavorful winner! I am impressed at how it doesn't need any salt or pepper. (I threw in a little dried tarragon just for fun, along with the thyme.) It even works fine without the addition of creamy/cheesy garnish if one is looking for a healthier option. I aim to make it again!


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