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Homemade Broccoli Soup – Easy, Creamy and Delicious

When broccoli is coming in fast and furious from the garden, I enjoy whipping up a batch of homemade broccoli soup. This recipe easy to make, and it includes other fresh garden veggies. We like having visible veggies in our soup, but if you want a smooth soup, feel free to puree it in a blender. Just be careful not to overload and splash yourself if you puree it while it's hot.

bowl of broccoli soup, with spoon on right, broccoli on left

Broccoli Soup is Easy to Make

The recipe is simple enough that my teenage sons can make it, and everything cooks in one pot so there are not a lot of dirty dishes. Pair this soup up with some fresh bread or a salad, and you've got a quick and nourishing meal. Homemade chicken broth is great if you have it. If you like potatoes in your broccoli soup, feel free to dice up a couple and add them with the rest of vegetables. Do you prefer a cheesy broccoli soup? Check out Broccoli Cheese Soup with a Surprise Ingredient. Want to serve your soup in a bread bowl? Check out my bread bowl recipe here.


Homemade Broccoli Soup

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This homemade cream of broccoli soup recipe makes an easy and delicious soup to warm you up from the inside out.

  • Author: Laurie Neverman
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop cooking
  • Cuisine: American


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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste


In a large stockpot, add onions, celery and butter. Cook until onions are translucent. Add carrots and broccoli and cook until they are tender.

Add broth and cornstarch; cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened

Add cream, paprika, black pepper, curry and cayenne. Season to taste with salt. Serve piping hot. Do not allow to boil, or cream will curdle. Makes around six good sized servings.


  • Serving Size: 2 cups

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Tips for Growing and Cleaning Broccoli

If you've struggled with growing broccoli for your broccoli soup, check out 5 Tips to Grow Big Broccoli Heads. To take care of unwelcome broccoli visitors, see No More Broccoli Worms – The Easiest Way to Get Worms Out of Broccoli“. Broccoli likes cool weather, so spring and fall plantings tend to be the most successful. For gardeners in warmer climates, it may make a good winter crop. Here in Wisconsin, I plant in spring. I pick one large head per plant. and can normally keep harvesting side shoots until we have a very hard frost.

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Laurie Neverman

This post is written by Laurie Neverman. Laurie is the creator of Common Sense Home (formerly Common Sense Homesteading). She was raised on a small dairy farm in northwest Wisconsin, and worked in the family catering business (Irene's Custom Cakes and Catering) as her summer job through high school and college. They baked thousands of homemade dinner rolls, and hundreds of pies, cakes and other tasty treats, as well as full course meals for parties of two to several hundred.

In college, Laurie earned her BS in Math and MS in Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis in Alternative Energy. She and her family now live out in the country in their Green Built certified home on their permaculture oasis in progress homestead. Learn more about Laurie here.

bowl of broccoli soup on wood background

Originally published in 2011, updated in 2018.

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  1. I have broccoli in my deep freeze that had been blanched and frozen ….can I use that ,,,.. JOHN a senior new to cooking

  2. Thanks for stopping by, ladies. I do have to fight the cabbage butterflies for the broccoli, but I am determined. The soup also reheats well if there are any leftovers.

  3. Sounds yummy, I love broccoli soup, how wonderful that you are able to grow the broccoli yourself!! ~April

  4. Whoops! I guess it's in the photo. That'll teach me to post when I'm overtired. Thanks for pointing out the mistake.