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broccoli and stilton soup

Broccoli and Stilton soup my kids love

I have always been lucky that both my boys enjoy eating healthy food so much so we’ve nicknamed Alexander ‘Gwynnie’, he literally snacks on coconut flakes and cucumber sticks.

My eldest loves fruit but veggies can sometimes be a tough sale for him. Soups, though, soups he’ll eat!

It’s really about finding ways to get your kids to eat more veggies in ways that are appealing to them, and you-roasted root veg or stir fried broccoli with garlic is popular here, sweet corn naturally and sweet potato chips or carrots dipped in hummus all time favourites.

With eating greens in mind, I wanted to share the launch of the brand new cookery competition as part of the Love Your Greens campaign.

The Tuck In competition encourages kids to get excited about green vegetables and get creative in the kitchen, developing their very own recipe using brassica vegetables, which includes broccoli, cabbage, sprouts and cauliflower.

I want my own kids to eat lots of the veggies as they’re bursting with Vitamin C and fibre.

Love Your Greens is on the hunt for some brilliant recipes to blow their socks off, so I decided to get creative with broccoli and developed a warming Broccoli and Stilton soup with both my boys – the perfect healthy comfort food for these chilly February days!

Being Greek originally, I’ve gone with olive oil, but I often use rapeseed oil too, which has been hailed for its health benefits and can help lower cholesterol.

The soup is super easy to make, healthy and the boys slurped it up! What’s not to love?!

Broccoli and Stilton Soup Recipe:

broccoli and stilton soup

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp mild Olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 sticks of celery
  • 3 spring onions
  • 300g of broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 200g of crumbled stilton
  • 1 litre of hot vegetable stock 
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • sea salt and pepper

Method:

brocoli and stilton soup

Using a large saucepan, warm the oil on a medium heat and add the garlic, onion, celery and spring onions. Allow to sweat for a couple of minutes.

Pour in the stock and add any chunky bits of broccoli that will take longer to cook. Cook for 5 minutes.

Add the rest of the broccoli stilton and nutmeg.

Bring to a high simmer and then cook for another 5 – 10 minutes.

Liquidize in a blender or processor and then return to the hob to heat it for serving or microwave if easier.

Serve with a crumbling of blue cheese and season with salt and pepper.

We like it with gluten-free bread.

broccoli and stilton soup

To get involved in the Tuck In competition, just visit their website and submit your full recipe with a photo of the finished dish!

Good Luck!

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23 Responses

  1. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    We love soups here, such a great way to get veg into Monkey. We struggle with broccoli and although Monkey ate it when he was younger none he doesn’t now and hubs and I don’t either. I know how good for him it is tho so must try this soup! Xx
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  2. Monica Gilbert

    I love broccoli soup, and it sounds amazing with Stilton. I make mine a little differently. I chop up all the vegetables in a mini chopper before cooking. It cooks so much faster, and I don’t have to worry about blending hot soup.

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  3. Jane

    This sounds and looks delicious. I get heartily sick of broccoli in the depths of winter but this soup will really zhoosh up that old brassica. Book marking for a rainy May day. Thank you Vicki!

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  4. Amy

    Good grief lady, as if I haven’t got enough to do tomorrow and now I know I’m going to have to stop at the supermarket and stock up on all these lovely ingredients! This is one of my all time favs. Love it xx

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  5. Mel

    We are all big soup eaters here. It is nice, easy and generally full of flavours. The idea of broccoli and stilton together is really appealing! Must try! x

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