Creamy Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

This is a quick, warming soup for a cool weather first course or light lunch.


  • 1/31/2 head broccoli, 1 1/2 cups (5oz, 150gr), chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz, 360ml) chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (2oz, 60gr) shredded Gruyère cheese, reserve a bit for garnish


  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
  • Add onion and sauté until starting to get tender.
  • Add chicken stock, marjoram and broccoli.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until broccoli is tender, 10 – 12 minutes.
  • Purée soup, using only as much stock as needed.
  • Reserve the rest of the stock.
  • Return the soup to heat, add mustard and enough reserved stock to get the consistency you like.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and stir in the yogurt and cheese.
  • Heat, stirring, just until cheese melts.
  • Serve, garnishing each serving with a sprinkle of cheese.


You can substitute milk or cream for the yogurt but it will not be quite as thick.
Both the yogurt and the cheese will thicken the soup. Careful not to let the soup boil after adding the cheese or it will be ‘strings’.


Keywords: light soup, broccoli soup, first courses

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