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Creamy Broccoli Soup-without cream!

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Try our healthy, delicious Creamy Broccoli Soup-without the cream!  It is very light, with a velvety texture, and makes a great starter to any meal.  Creamy broccoli soup is quickly made in one pot and gets to the table in minutes, and it provides your family with a nutritious dish to help fight the cold season. What could be better?

Looking for a fast dish, and one that needs no special equipment to make it?  This is one of them!

Creamy Broccoli Soup is simple and versatile to serve.  You can either puree it into a creamy mixture as I did here or puree half of the mixture and leave the other half with chunks of broccoli for a chunky-style soup.

I decided to top each dish with some freshly diced tomatoes, but you can top it with bonuses like chili oil, croutons, or whatever your heart desires.

But, first how to clean broccoli properly?  The video is below to demonstrate!

Creamy Broccoli Soup -without the cream! by

Creamy broccoli soup- without the cream is delicious and very satisfying!

Most creamy soups have tons of heavy cream in them.  So don’t be fooled – just because it says creamy, doesn’t mean it has cream in it.


  • For this recipe, it’s a simple puree of steamed fresh broccoli with a few fresh vegetables, water, vegetable broth and herbs to help flavor this soup.
  • Keep in mind, that this recipe contains a little butter, but you can omit that if you are following the vegan diet.
  • Best of all, it takes under 30 minutes to prepare and serve!

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Broccoli is considered to be one of the ‘power foods’ among the vegetable group.  We try our best to incorporate this healthy vegetable into our meals as much as possible. 

You may want to try another version of this delicious soup that incorporates frozen broccoli, it’s our Quick & Easy Soup with Broccoli.

And another fabulous soup, try our Easy Broccoli Leek Soup

Also, check out our post and video on “How to Clean Broccoli Properly.”

Creamy Broccoli Soup is incredibly nutritious and truly good for you.

It provides lots of vitamin C, even in just a cup!  You can serve it as a lighter starter for dinner, or for lunch with a sandwich on the side.

Store leftovers in a sealed container and they will stay freshly chilled for up to 3 days.


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Yield: 6 servings

Creamy Broccoli Soup-without the Cream!

Creamy Broccoli Soup -without the cream! by

This delicious Creamy Broccoli Soup-without the cream is very light with a velvety texture and makes a great starter to any meal. This soup is quickly made in one pot and gets to the table in minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 full head of Broccoli (about 5 cups)
  • 1 medium onion- chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery- chopped
  • 1 garlic clove- sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 + 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp. dried marjoram
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. basil chopped
  • 1 cup water ( if needed )
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Optional - 1 small tomato, seeded and chopped for garnish.


  1. Peel the stalks of the broccoli, and cut them into 1/2 inch lengths. Break the tops into small florets. Rinse and wash the broccoli. In a medium pot, bring 1 cup of water to boil, add the broccoli, cover, and steam for 3 minutes.
  2. In another large saucepot, cook the onion, celery, and garlic in the butter and oil over moderately low heat, for about 4 minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the broth and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the herbs and the steamed broccoli. Heat the soup for about 6 minutes. Simmer the soup until it's heated through. Taste the soup, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In small batches, transfer soup to a blender, or food processor, or use a handheld immersion blender, which I like to use, and simply puree into a creamy texture and serve!
  5. If the soup is too thick for your liking, just add a little water.
  6. Optional: garnish with a spoonful of chopped tomato. You may serve it with some grated Parmesan cheese at the table.
  7. Serves 6

Nutrition Information:


6 servings

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 11.1gCarbohydrates: 5.7gFiber: 2gSugar: 1.3gProtein: 3.3g

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  • Reply
    March 20, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    I was always taught to rinse/clean my broccoli first before cutting it up. Then you are not spreading germs/dirt or whatever to the rest of the broccoli as you are cutting it and there is no need then to soak it in water which is what you appear to be doing. Correct me if I am wrong here.

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      by Anna and Liz
      March 20, 2021 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Susan,
      You are not wrong. Everyone has a different method or way of cleaning vegetables. Your way happens to work best for you and that’s great. I guess we can all agree on the important thing is that the vegetable gets cleaned regardless the method.

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    March 6, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Not only a great tasting soup but it is indeed a healthy one as well. 😊

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    EASY Brussels Sprouts Soup - 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz
    November 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

    […] The soup tasted like a blend of mixed vegetables.  In fact, my daughter had mistaken it for my Cream of Broccoli Soup, and that’s a good thing since she is my picky eater – no complaints […]

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    Barbara Bakes
    February 18, 2012 at 2:24 am

    I love using my immersion blender for soups too. This one sounds great.

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    February 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I love that you didnt add cream because I am not really a cream soup kind of fan! I love this recipe

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