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35 Minute Broccoli Soup (updated)


This soup is yummy and fairly healthy. It’s a 35 minute start to finish soup. It has a simple process to get it done in 35 minutes. My little ones love it and so do I! Add meat to it or as a side if you desire.


You will need:
A big pot
A hand blender
1 sweet onion
1-2 carrots
1-2 stalks celery
5 medium red potatoes
32 ounces of chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup water
5-6 big heads of broccoli
1 cup of cashews
Salt (at your discretion)

Now the great part about a soup like this is it’s flexible. Only have half an onion? Just use that. Want yours to have be more heavy on the potatoes? Add more. Don’t have as much broccoli as you thought? Oh well. Only have a half a container of broth left? Just add water with a little salt and it works out just fine. I love recipes like that!

What to do:
Soak cashews in water
Cut the onion into chunks (don’t worry, you blend it later)
Chop carrots and celery
Sauté in the butter
After onions are translucent, add broth and water and bring to a boil
While that’s sautéing and the broth is boiling: Eye and chop the potatoes into even-ish pieces
Add potatoes and cover for 8-10 min
During that time: chop broccoli into florets
Add to pot and boil for 5-7 min
Strain cashews, put in blender with just enough water to blend until creamy
Blend with hand blender till at desired consistency
Add cashew cream and you are done*


Did you add anything to improve this simple recipe? I added bacon recently and it was amazing.

6 thoughts on “35 Minute Broccoli Soup (updated)

  1. Seasoning! Salt and pepper at the very least–and just a pinch of nutmeg (it sounds weird, but it tastes great). And some matchstick carrots too, for color. I would also highly recommend putting a stick blender on your Christmas list. 😉 They are small and easy to store, and you can blend the soup right in the pot, and get practically any texture you want.

  2. Can’t wait to try this!

  3. We will be trying this soon. Thank you for sharing

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  6. Trying this out tomorrow. Thinking of adding some frozen spinach & a bit of cashew cream (for my non-dairy Maddie). Love my stick blender (attaches to my hand mixer!).

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