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.

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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

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

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
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop cooking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, 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


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.

Keywords: soup, broccoli soup, one pot recipe

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

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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