Classic Broccoli Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 8


  1. 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsalted butter
  2. 3 celery stalks, diced
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 1 Russet potato, peeled and diced
  5. 4 cups (1 L) vegetable broth
  6. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  7. 6 cups (1.5 L) chopped broccoli, including stems
  8. 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese, to serve


  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and potato; cook about 4 min., until vegetables begin to soften. Add broth, 2 cups (500 mL) water, salt and pepper. Bring just to a boil over high heat then reduce to a simmer 10 to 15 min., or until potato is soft. Add broccoli. Simmer an additional 5 to 7 min., or until broccoli is fork-tender. 
  2. Use an immersion blender to purée soup until smooth. Divide soup into 8 serving bowls and top each with 1 tbsp (15 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese before serving. 

Tip: To make a curried broccoli soup, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) curry paste when cooking the celery, onion and potato.