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Stilton and Broccoli Soup
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Stilton and Broccoli Soup

Impress your friends and family with this classy Stilton and Broccoli Soup recipe. The tang of the stilton cheese brings out the very best flavour of the broccoli. One UK alternative to Stilton for this recipe is Shropshire Blue amongst many others.


6 medium broccoli florets (approx 200g)

1 medium potato

1 medium onion

55g / 2oz Stilton cheese

420ml / ¾ pint chicken (or veg) stock

275ml ½ pint semi skimmed milk

25g / 1oz butter or 2 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon plain flour

½ tablespoon double cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition information per portion
: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 55 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 servings
EQUIPMENT: Large frying pan, food blender


Peel and finely chop the onion.
Peel and chop the potato into chunks.
Roughly chop up the broccoli.


If you're not too keen on plain broccoli but hanker after the health benefits that comes with eating broccoli, then this is a good way to get a couple of portions in one bowl of soup.

This soup can be served either chunky or purée to a cream texture. Both really tasted lovely, our very marginal preference was the chunky version. If you want the soup purée you will need a food blender.



Put the olive oil or butter in a frying pan on a medium heat. When heated add the three vegetables and cook for 8 minutes on a low heat. Cover the pan whilst cooking and stir occasionally.

Sprinkle in the flour, stirring at the same time. Continue stirring for a minute or so until the flour is blended in.

Stir in the stock, cover the frying pan (a plate normally covers if you do not have a matching lid) and simmer (don't let the mixture boil) for 35 minutes.

Simmering Stilton and Broccoli Soup
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Simmering Stilton and Broccoli Soup


Crumble up the stilton into small pieces (don't grate it, we tried that without success!) and add it, plus the milk, to the frying pan. Stir well.

Put the soup bowls into the oven on a low heat or under the grill to warm them up slightly.

Crumbled stilton cheese
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Crumbled stilton cheese


Turn the heat up slightly so the mixture is simmering again (but definitely not boiling). Simmer for five minutes to allow the stilton to melt. Stir well. Taste the soup and add salt and pepper to taste.

Finally add the cream and stir the soup for ten seconds to blend it in. If you want to puree the soup, use the food blender now.

Cooking Stilton and Broccoli Soup
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Cooking Stilton and Broccoli Soup


Serve the soup into warm bowls with a sprig of parsley to decorate. The soup goes well with brown buttered bread or croutons.

The soup will keep overnight in the fridge, so it can be prepared in advance of the meal. Reheat when needed but remember not to let the soup boil.

Stilton and Broccoli Soup in a bowl
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Stilton and Broccoli Soup in a bowl

45 RATINGS GIVEN - AVERAGE 4.5 star rating
five star rating
01 August 2013
From: Tracey
Gorgeous soup, I add a bag of spinach near the end and extra stilton.

24 September 2010 From: Daisy Diamond
Absolutely superb!  I used this recipe for a dinner party and got such compliments!

18 October 2010 From: Pete n Trina
Very nice with crusty brown bread n best butter mmmmmm

13 November 2010 From: Di
This is lovely and very easy to make!

17 November 2010 From: Jennifer Saunders
I thought this Stilton and Broccoli soup was smashing, perhaps a little bit thick but so tasty.

21 November 2010 From: Ruth
Just made it -tastes great-hope my colleagues think so when I serve it up at soup club tomorrow with homemade soda bread

29 November 2010 From: Angela
It was fantastic but took me a lot longer than 5 minutes to prepare though. I loved the photo's they were very reassuring for an amateur!!

30 November 2010 From: Julie Crane
Made this for friends and they gave me 10/10 tasted fantastic.

12 December 2010 From: Gill
Have made this Stilton and Broccoli soup twice now, and it so deserves a comment...its Gawjuss !!!

13 December 2010 From: Not Given
Very tasty soup.

17 December 2010 From: Janice Banyard
Lovely and tasty, didn't need as much milk as stated.

26 December 2010 From: Mike
Needs more broccoli and stilton and slightly less mike otherwise it's a good soup recipe.

27 December 2010 From: James Lewis
Great one this. Made it for 14 this Christmas and last and went down a treat! I think they enjoyed it more than the main course.

04 January 2011 From: Not Given
Great one this. Made it for 14 this Christmas and last and went down a treat! I think they enjoyed it more than the main course.

04 January 2011 From: Carol Smith
I have just retired so have more time to cook, started with your soup recipe, excellent, so easy, very tasty, passed it on to my sister-in-law.

05 January 2011 From: Anthony
Very very nice. I made this stilton and broccoli soup for my wife today we have just finished eating and both loved it will be having again soon i think ....

07 January 2011 From: Sylv
Excellent recipe, really tasty and so easy and cheap to make. I've made it many times and during a Come Dine With Me evening I received 10/10 for this soup! TRY IT!

07 January 2011 From: Jo Cosgrove
Really easy to make after a few goes. I didn't put the cream in and it was still delicious.

11 January 2011 From: Phil Jones
Really easy to make after a few goes. I didn't put the cream in and it was still delicious.

16 January 2011 From: Jan
I found this absolutely delicious!  Easy to make and very tasty. I added a touch of garlic and extra stilton and cream, just because I like them!

4 star rating 23 November 2011 From: Jean
I made the soup today very easy, family loved it! Just as well as I made 4x the recipe to cope with a glut of broccoli !

2 December 2011 From: David
This is absolutely delicious, with a gorgeous texture!

5 star rating 13 December 2011 From: Vicky West
Absolutely love it, nicest recipe ever!

5 star rating 24 December 2011 From: Maggers
Used it before and loved it but had to revisit to be reminded, having as a starter for Christmas dinner Yummy Yummy!!

5 star rating 25 December 2011 From: James Lewis
Cooking this one again today for Christmas dinner starter. Always goes down a treat.

5 star rating 24 December 2011 From: Sean
Easy to make and is lovely.

5 star rating 5 January 2012 From: Melanie Barrett
I have just finished making this soup and its gorgeous. I hope the family hurry up home otherwise I might of eaten it all. yummy

5 star rating 16 January 2012 From: Hilary
Great recipe! First time I've made soup...needed to use up the Christmas Stilton! Easy to make and delicious too!

4 star rating 21 January 2012 From: Danni
Absolutely delicious. My first time making soup and it was spot on!

5 star rating 26 January 2012 From: Evie
My first time but it won't be the last, absolutely delicious!!!

5 star rating 7 February 2012 From: Kath R
I don't like blue Stilton, I think it's the thought of the mould but in this recipe it is a must. Gives a good strong taste and is lovely for a lunch with crusty bread. Everyone who has tried it has loved it.

5 star rating 28 March 2012 From: Emma
Excellent recipe xxx, just made it but over did it with the stilton, bit too strong but still yummy xxx

5 star rating 14 October 2012 From: Bri
I'm not the worlds greatest of cooks but do enjoy making soups. Made this today for the 1st time and got a great response from my family, they thought it was excellent, was very easy to make and easy to follow instructions, shall be making this soup again and again, thanks.
5 star rating
24 Nov 2012
From: Vicki
Lovely and as the recipe says very easy, did put a bit less stilton in.
5 star rating
13 Jan 2013
From: Nick
Fantastic! I added half a teaspoon of crushed chillies for an extra kick :)
Name: Sarah
20 March 2009
It's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Pete
5 April 2009
This Stilton and broccoli soup is delicious, so easy and economical to make. I've just tried it and I'm going to use it for a dinner-party next week.

Name: Christine
5 May 2009
Tastes even better the day after and more importantly cheaper than shop bought.

Name: Helen Annie
5 May 2009
Yummy, yummy,yummy,yummy,yummy.

Name: Granlyn
7 May 2009
This is super easy soup...ideal to use up the absolute glut of purple sprouting we have in the garden!! Delicious...and freezes well!

27 May 2009
I'm hooked, so easy, so tasty, the chunky version is the best.

29 May 2009
Wow what a great stilton and broccoli soup I would recommend.

3 August 2009
Lovely and even better with a glass of white wine added!

9 August 2009
Great, tastes delicious and i will definitely make again.

19 August 2009
I had to alter this Stilton and Broccoli soup recipe for a female friend who was on a diet, so I substituted the Stilton for thyme and it was still lovely.

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