This easy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup recipe makes a family friendly lunch in minutes. Use frozen vegetables to keep things super simple.
When the weather turns colder it can be tricky to come up with healthy lunch recipes. Hello Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup!I don’t know about you but when I’m cold the thought of a salad for lunch makes me shudder a bit. Soup my friends. It’s the hug in a bowl that we all need at lunchtime.
This recipe is really quick to make (even better if you batch cook and freeze), serve with crusty bread and extra cheese and you are good to go.
You’ll love this Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup because:✅ So tasty with hardly any effort.✅ No any prep, throw it all in.✅ Delicious leftovers, cook once and eat twice 🙌🏻
Questions about the Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup Recipe
Soup making sounds scary, what do I need to know?
Soups can seem a little daunting but they are really simple once you get past all of the chopping required.
The beauty of this Broccoli and Cauliflower soup is that there is very little peeling required. Throw everything in, cook and blend.
Do I need a blender to make this recipe?
Honestly? Yes. I think you do. You could mash everything when it’s well cooked, but you just aren’t going to get that smooth soft soup texture we are looking for.
A hand blender is a really good buy and they start from about £15. A simple one from Amazon is a good starting buy if you fancy making soups.
Can I use frozen vegetables to make this soup?
Yep! Go for it. You can use frozen broccoli, cauliflower, onions and garlic for this if you fancy.
How long can you keep Broccoli and Cauliflower soup for?
Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup can be cooked and kept in an air tight container for around 3-4 days in the fridge.
This is perfect make ahead or batch cook recipe. It just needs reheating on the hob until warmed through before serving.
You can also freeze the soup in an air tight container for 2-3 months. You should defrost it over night in the fridge before reheating.
Tips for making the Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup
- You can use vegetable or chicken stock in this Broccoli and Cauliflower soup, depending on your preference. If you like a thinner soup, add slightly more, or less for a thicker heartier version. I like Marigold Boullion Powder.
- You can put any cheese you like into this soup, it would be delicious with Parmesan, Stilton or Gruyere, or a combination. It is a great way of using up leftover bits of cheese in your fridge.
- Whilst this Broccoli and Cauliflower soup was made on the hob you could also use a slow cooker. It would cook on high in approx 3-4 hours, or low 5-6. It makes the perfect lunch after a winters walk.
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Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup - Quick, Health & Delicious
This easy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup recipe makes a family friendly lunch in minutes. Use frozen vegetables to keep things super simple. The child friendly version of Broccoli Stilton Soup, packs a punch with two portions of vegetables and plenty of taste.
- 400 g Broccoli
- 400 g Cauliflower
- 200 g Onions
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper To taste
- 750 ml Stock Good Quality.
- 300 ml Milk
- 120 g Cheddar cheese
To serve: (Optional)
- 50 g Cheddar cheese
- Croutons (Homemade or shop bought)
Wash, and chop broccoli and cauliflower into large chunks. Finely slice your onion and crush the garlic.
Put the broccoli, cauliflower, onions, garlic, stock and plenty of salt and pepper into a large saucepan.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are just cooked through.
Remove from the heat. Add the milk and cheese and blend until smooth.
Heat through again before serving if needed.
Top with the remaining grated cheese, and croutons.