I guess I never knew how tasty and easy soups were to make in the blender. Just simmer some ingredients in a pot; add to blender; serve in bowl and voilá! Here’s a puréed soup recipe I made with an unlikely ingredient: broccoli. It packs a ton of veggies into each serving, and the fresh, green color gives all kinds of healthy feel goods.

This broccoli bisque recipe is a variation on my carrot ginger soup. The steps are largely the same. Just swap out the veggies.

Broccoli Bisque

Serves about 6


  • 3 big handfuls of spinach, washed
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • 2 cans vegetable broth (chicken broth is fine for omnivores)
  • 7 cups broccoli florets (about 1 large head)
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 lemon


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter on medium heat. Sauté the onion until translucent, or about 7 minutes, being careful not to let it brown. Add flour and mix well for about 1 minute. Stir constantly.
  2. Add in broth, then broccoli. Bring whole pot to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer a let cook for 8 minutes. Add spinach to the pot and let simmer for another 6-8 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir. The add cream and stir. Remove from heat.
  4. Carefully pour about 1/3 of the mixture into a blender. Purée until smooth, or about 30 seconds. Pour into large serving bowl or storage container. Repeat with other two thirds of the soup mixture.*
  5. Ladle hot soup into bowl for serving. Garnish with a dollop of cool, plain non-fat yogurt and squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top. Finish with fresh ground pepper.
  6. Enjoy!

*Alternatively, you can use a stick blender and purée the soup right in the cooking pot all at once.

*Try adding 1 stalk celery, chopped to the pot with the onion for even more flavor.

Broccoli Bisque is a delicious one pot soup
Broccoli Bisque is a healthy, delicious one pot soup.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.