Quick & Easy Broccoli & Stilton Soup {Made with Frozen Broccoli}

So we're midway through January and we still have a huge hunk of stilton in our fridge. Mr K and I are pretty big on cheese, but even we have had too many cheese and wine dinners over Christmas. It was time to find another use for this cheese before it grew legs and walked off itself.

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So, I made broccoli and stilton soup, which is ridiculously easy, and even more easy when you use a huge bag of frozen broccoli. My recipe is adapted from Nigella Lawson's. She says there's no point in using fresh, as it doesn't make a difference to the taste.

I just crumble the cheese and sprinkle it over the top of the soup instead of melting the cheese into the soup. I think it just looks nice. It also allows you to serve plain broccoli soup to kiddies (or pregnant friends) and just broccoli and stilton to grown ups.

Quick & Easy Broccoli & Stilton Soup {Made with Frozen Broccoli}

  • Hands on time:  10 minutes
  • Cooking time:  20 minutes
  • Serves:  3-4 as a main, 6-8 as a starter


  • 1 tbsp olive oil for frying
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1kg bag of frozen broccolli
  • 1 litre stock (vegetable or chicken)
  • 100-150g stilton cheese, crumbled up (or any blue cheese)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion for 4-5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
  2. Add frozen broccoli to the pan and pour over the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for around 15 minutes or until the broccoli is very tender.
  3. Season to taste (go easy on the salt as cheese is quite salty) and blend with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth.
  4. Ladle into bowls and top with the crumbly stilton. Alternatively leave to cool and freeze in bags for another day.