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How to make Broccoli and Stilton Cheese Soup

Updated on February 23, 2013
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Warm and Filling

Broccoli and Stilton Soup is a warm and filling soup, when served with hot bread it becomes a nutritious lunch in the winter or simply to warm the children when they come in from school or college.

Freshly cut Broccoli
Freshly cut Broccoli | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 large Broccoli, Fresh
  • 2 Vegetable stock cubes
  • 2oz - 4oz Strong stilton cheese, add to taste
  • salt and pepper, add to taste
Soup in a blender
Soup in a blender | Source
  1. Prepare the Broccoli by cutting off any external leaves and by giving it a good wash in cold water. The stalks can be kept in it does not matter how thick they are as this recipe uses the whole head.
  2. Chop the broccoli into florets and then chop the stem into 2 inch thick chunks- it only needs rough chopping.
  3. Prepare 2 pints of vegetable stock according to the manufacturers instructions.
  4. Using a large heavy bottomed sacuepan which has a tight fitting lid- pour the stock into the saucepan.
  5. Add the Broccoli and simmer for about twenty minutes or until tender.
  6. Once the Broccoli is cooked put it through a blender . I usually do this in two goes,rather than fill the blender right to the top. If you do not have a blender you can "mash" the broccoli through a sieve, but it is quite hard work.
  7. Return the soup to the saucepan and stir to make sure that it an ebven thickness.
  8. Chop the stilton up into small peices and add to the soup.
  9. Once the Stiton cheese has melted thoroughly; stir the soup and serve with hot fresh bread and butter.
Chopped Stilton Cheese
Chopped Stilton Cheese | Source

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      CASE1WORKER 23 months ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      And very tasty too! IT is usually better to make a big pot as it seems to taste better the next day

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow, cheese and vegetables gotta be healthy, good recipe

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      CASE1WORKER 2 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      I think you would find it slightly salty but with an edge- if you like broccoli and cheese soup I guess you would like it with stilton

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I know I love broccoli cheese soup, but I have never had stilton cheese. Now, you have me curious as to what it tastes like.

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      CASE1WORKER 2 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      The thing is if you make it yourself you can add just as much as cheese as you need- I always watch the salt content as if they have a lot of Stilton it can be a bit too salty

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My husband loves stilton and this soup will just blow him away.

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      CASE1WORKER 4 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      Movie Master- Thanks for the visit- the best thing about this recipe is that as long as you have a blender it is quick and easy and also uses the stalks which are so often discarded

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Brococoli and stilton is my favourite soup, yet I have never made it, thank you for the recipe - I will certainly try it, voted up

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      CASE1WORKER 4 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      eatforcheaper- thanks for your visit and you are quite right it is delicious in soup

      randomcreative- never had Stilton! wow its a staple in our house but I guess we do live in Leicestershire where it is made! Thanks for your visit

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I have never had stilton cheese before, but I'm intrigued now!

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      eatforcheaper 4 years ago from London

      Thanks for the recipe! I love Broccoli and it is delicious in soup as well.

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      CASE1WORKER 4 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      It gives it a stronger flavour and it just right for a cold day. Thanks for your visit

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      rjsadowski 4 years ago

      I have had cream of broccoli soup made with cheese before but never with stilton. An interesting suggestion.

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