A smooth blended vegetable soup with blue cheese served with cheesy golden croutons that's as good for a comforting meal as it is for a dinner party starter.


  • 350g/12oz broccoli, florets and stalks cut into small pieces

  • 400ml/14fl oz vegetable stock

  • 25g/1oz butter

  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced

  • 50g/1¾oz stilton, crumbled

  • 100ml/3½fl oz double cream

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg

  • For the croutons

  • 4 slices French bread

  • 100g/3½oz stilton, sliced


  • 1.

    For the soup, place the pieces of broccoli into a glass bowl. Pour over the vegetable stock.

  • 2.

    Cover with cling film and place in the microwave. Cook on full power for four minutes until tender.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, heat a frying pan until hot then add the butter. When it starts to foam, add the spring onions and cook for one minute.

  • 4.

    Place the cooked broccoli and stock into a blender. Add the cooked spring onions, stilton and cream and blend until smooth.

  • 5.

    Transfer into a pan and bring gently to a simmer.

  • 6.

    For the croutons, toast the French bread under a grill until just golden on each side.

  • 7.

    Top with the slices of stilton and return to the grill until golden and bubbling.

  • 8.

    Season the soup with salt, freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

  • 9.

    Divide the soup between four warm bowls and top each with a stilton crouton. Serve.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 329kj
  • Fat Total 25g
  • Saturated Fat 16g
  • Protein 12g
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 647mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by JeanReport
made this soup, very easy to make and oh so yummy