The perfect recipe to make broccoli cheese soup



Broccoli-cheese soup is life. There’s something about it that triggers a happy, peaceful memory.

This soup is very flavorful. It’s great for serving at luncheons or special gatherings with a quiche.

Here’s the perfect recipe to make your delicious broccoli cheese soup at home.


  • 30ml butter
  • 1 onion — medium, chopped
  • 2 garlic — cloves, chopped
  • 250g broccoli — chopped
  • 15ml cake flour
  • 500ml stock — vegetable
  • 375ml milk
  • 250ml cream
  • 45ml fresh chives — chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 250ml white bread — chopped
  • 300ml onion — chopped
  • 1 garlic — cloves
  • 15ml fresh chillies
  • 15ml fresh parsley — finely chopped
  • 250ml cheddar cheese — grated
  • Fresh basil


  • For the soup, heat the butter in a pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté, 1 minute.
  • Add the broccoli and cauliflower and sauté, 2 minutes. Remove 4 tablespoons of this mixture and set aside.
  • Stir in the cake flour, stock and milk and simmer, 15 minutes. Add the cream and simmer, 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chives and puree the soup until smooth. Season the soup to taste.
  • For the breadcrumbs, place the bread, onion and garlic in a food processor and blend until fine.
  • Add the oil to a pan over medium heat; add the breadcrumb mixture and fry until golden and toasted, 3-4 minutes.
  • Season it to taste and stir in the parsley.
  • To serve, spoon the soup into serving bowls and top each portion with the chopped broccoli mixture that was set aside earlier.
  • Sprinkle some of the toasted crumbs and cheddar on top. Garnish with some basil leaves.


For a chunkier soup, only puree half of the soup and combine it with the un-pureed half of the mixture. Delicious!