Blue Cheese Broccoli Potato Soup Recipe

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Photo by Matthew T. Stallbaumer
The blue cheese and sherry give this broccoli potato soup recipe an unusual zing!
10 minutes COOK TIME
6 servings SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 leek, cut into thin rings
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 2 to 3 medium potatoes, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 large head broccoli, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 5 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (milder cheeses can be substituted)
  • 1 cup half-and-half or cream
  • 1 cup milk (all dairy can be replaced with soy milk)
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, minced

Directions

  • In a large pot, sauté onion, leek and garlic in butter or oil until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add potato, carrot, green pepper and broccoli. Sauté 2 to 3 minutes, then add stock. Simmer until all ingredients are soft.
  • Purée soup in a food processor or blender.
  • Heat purée over medium heat, stirring in cheese, cream and milk. Simmer a couple minutes, then add sherry. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley.
    Read more about cold weather soup recipes: Warming Winter Soups.
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Broccoli Potato Soup Recipe