Cream of Broccoli Soup


This simple and healthy cream of broccoli soup recipe gets its flavor from a mixture of aromatic vegetables, including leeks and celery. Using an immersion blender (or regular blender) gives it a smooth, creamy texture. Enjoy this easy homemade cream of broccoli soup as a comforting appetizer or pair it with a sandwich or salad for lunch or dinner.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 cups


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced and rinsed

  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 8 cups broccoli florets

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon whole fresh thyme leaves

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 2 teaspoons thinly sliced chives


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leeks and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Add broccoli and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook until the broccoli is tender, about 12 minutes. Stir in thyme and salt. Puree the soup with an immersion blender until smooth, about 2 minutes. (Alternatively, transfer soup, in batches if necessary, to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid to allow steam to escape; secure lid on blender. Place a clean kitchen towel over opening in lid. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes. Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Add half-and-half and process just until incorporated, about 15 seconds. Serve immediately, topped with chives.

    Cream of Broccoli Soup

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
10g Fat
13g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 5g 9%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Vitamin A 3712IU 74%
Vitamin C 93mg 103%
Folate 91mcg 23%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 441mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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