Ready in 45 minutes
Chef Gordon Ramsay shares his recipe for broccoli soup -- intensely flavorful with only a few ingredients!
"Broccoli soup is my all-time favorite food, and this recipe didn't disappoint. I was unsure if it'd have enough flavor given that it's just broccoli and water, but boy was I wrong. This soup has a lovely, mellow, full broccoli taste, without any cream, potatoes or excessive salt needed. Do remember to salt the boiling water liberally, though, and don't forget the black pepper. The goat cheese really adds a nice flavor dimension as well - do follow the recommendation and add a slice to the soup bowl."
Cut the florets off the heads of broccoli. Cut the stems into similarly sized pieces. Add all of the broccoli -- florets and stems -- into a pot of rapidly-boiling, salted water (2 tablespoons salt in 5 quarts of water). Cover. Cook 3.5 to 4 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, put the cooked broccoli pieces into a blender. Fill blender about halfway with cooking liquid. Blend carefully since it's hot. Add more cooking liquid as necessary to achieve the desired consistency. Check seasonings.
If desired, add cheese (goat cheese or cheddar cheese) to the bottom of the bowl before pouring the soup in. Serve, drizzled with olive oil if desired.
Add some shredded cheddar cheese to the bottom of the bowl before putting the soup in for a simple, tasty broccoli cheese soup.
arfasairaiqbalo8i3d9 1y agoOutstanding soup - rich, velvety and very very moreish. You do need to season well and if you haven't cooked the broccoli until tender or don't blitz when hot, you end up with a grainy soup. You only need a bit of liquid to deliver a deliciously comforting soup. I served this with soft goats cheese and a scattering of parsley and would happily serve this as a starter for a posh dinner.
Jon5449 2y agoYumm. Better with a little cheddar cheese.
caprirose55 2y ago
vogelap 2y ago@Srkstl: Check YouTube or Google for 'broccoli soup gordon ramsay'
Srkstl 3y agoI can't imagine this is a Gordon Ramsay recipe. It has a major texture issue and is only as good as the cheese you add.
crystalcollins1 3y agoFirst time using goat cheese. Definately adds a different little kick to it! I found the goat cheese tasted funny by itself but gave the broccoli soup an interesting creamy flavor! It was great! No need for olive oil. Just adds hidden unnecessary oil/fat to food.
psychlohexane 3y agoI've made this a few times after I saw him make it on KN or HK, can't remember which. Love it, so much better than typical Broc/cheese soup that you get from the sandwich shops.
Fruitveggirl 3y agoIm giving the recipe as its written 3 stars. I thought it was ok, but a little bland -- like watery baby food. I added a small clove of garlic and a about 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil to the blender. With just a couple small adjustments, it was really fabulous. blender. With the adjustment, it went from ok to really fabulous.
chriscmcd 3y agoTruly delicious and super easy. I might use a hand blender for a bigger batch. Hearty and simply good.
Robpugl 3y agoBig big payoff for very little effort. Even the kids love it.