Broccol-Wee Soup


We're big fans of soup in this house -- and I mean all of us. I love anything with vegetables, Kenya thinks drinking soup out of a cup is a blast and my husband is into anything that's healthy and keeps his waistline in check. Therefore, this recipe for broccoli soup fits the bill for all of us. You can even serve it to a 10-12 month old if you leave out the lemon juice.

Broccoli should be a regular food in everyone’s diet because it's a super veggie. It's packed with vitamins A and C, calcium and soluble fiber plus it's available year round. Even for kids that turn their noses up at vegetables, broccoli is one you can usually get them to eat because of it's mild flavor. I usually make a big batch of this soup because I like to freeze a few servings to have for another day. The only trouble is that it's usually gone before it ever makes it to the freezer!


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Broccol-Wee Soup (6-8 Servings)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 20 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Large Potato, peeled and chopped into a small dice
  • 1 Pound Broccoli (about 2 cups), use florets and stems (stems peeled
  • and chopped)
  • 4 Cups 32 ounces chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Yogurt, Creme Fraiche or Sour Cream for garnish.


1. In a large stock pot heat the olive oil and saute the onion and salt for 5-7 minutes over low to medium heat.
2. Add the potatoes, broccoli and stock and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.
3. Cook covered for 12-15 minutes or until broccoli and potatoes are fork tender.
4. Pour the ingredients along with the lemon juice into a blender and puree.
5. Serve garnished with yogurt, creme fraiche or sour cream.
*Allow to cool, place in appropriate container or ziploc bag, label, and freeze. When ready, place in pot and heat through under low to medium heat or defrost in fridge over night.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Shalu

    First of all I want to say that I love your website and have tried lots of receipes for my 1 yr old. I made this soup today at dinner and she loved it and finisher the whole bowl.
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  • Andrea

    I love this recipe and so did my family!! I am doubling it tonight so that I'll have some to keep in the freezer. It's tasty with cheddar sprinkled on top or bacon bits (for the husband).

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  • Arlene Kalmbach

    Just a thought, would a sweet potato substituted for the white potato be awful?

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    • Catherine

      It would definitely change the flavor, but I bet it would be yummy!

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  • FN

    I can't tell you how tasteful and yet simple this recipe is. I seldom cook and get the recipe right. It came up delicious. Just wondering, If I like the soup to be thicker, what can I add to thicken the soup? and How much? Thank you!

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