Recipe: Easy Broccoli Soup

5 ingredient broccoli soup

This soup is so easy to make it is insane and you’ll be kicking yourself for all those times you heated up a can of Campbell’s in the name of convenience. And because it’s mostly made up of produce it’s super easy on the wallet too. Pair the finished product with a crusty slice of bread for a simple, week-night meal. I love the way broccoli tastes with loads of black pepper but you could also top your bowl with a mountain of shaved parmesan cheese or a dollop of sour cream for a hint of creaminess. Enjoy!

What you’ll need: 

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– 32 oz of chicken broth

– 2-3 heads of broccoli, cut into pieces

– olive oil

– 1 large or 2 small russet potatoes, peeled and chopped

– 1 onion, chopped

+ water, salt and pepper, and anything extra you’d like to use for topping!

And how it all comes together:

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Heat some olive oil in your soup pot. When it gets hot add your chopped onion and some salt and pepper and cook until the onions get soft and fragrant.

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Then, add your potatoes…

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broccoli…

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and finally the chicken stock. Add a few cups of water so that your liquid line is a couple inches below the top of the broccoli. Let the liquid come to a boil.

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Cover the pot and simmer on low for about 15 minutes. The broccoli should still be a vibrant green color but also soft. Now you can go to town with an immersion blender.

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*Note* If you don’t have an immersion blender you can blend everything up in small batches in a blender or food processor. Just make sure there’s a way for steam to escape.

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Blend to your desired consistency. I like to leave mine a little chunky for a heartier, more rustic soup. But you do you.

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Top according to your tastes and enjoy piping hot! Sure, it doesn’t look like much but MAN is it delicious.

Easy, peasy lemon-squeezy, right? Let me know if you give this one a try! Got any 5 ingredient recipes to recommend? Leave ’em below. 

 

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4 thoughts on “Recipe: Easy Broccoli Soup

    1. Mostly just trying to get more green veggies! I love the broccoli and arugula soup in Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook but I wanted something just a TINY bit heartier which is where the potatoes come in. They make it nice and creamy without having to add any dairy. 🙂

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