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a bowl of broccoli soup and crusty garlic bread.

Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe

Creamy broccoli soup recipe! This easy broccoli soup was made in my pressure cooker (PKP) and you can make it in your instant pot too. It all comes together in 10 minutes and you only need a few ingredients to make it. cream of broccoli soup recipe with no cream in it and yet super creamy. What's not to love?
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 273 kcal


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 4 cups Broccoli florets 320g
  • 3 cups potatoes chopped and peeled 440g
  • 2 cups chicken broth sub with vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon Salt use according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Onions chopped about ½ cup
  • ½ cup Mature Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • First, turn on the pressure cooker and select the browning function, sauté if using instant pot. Add olive oil to the pot and sauté the onions and garlic until soft, translucent and flavour is released.
  • Add the potatoes, broccoli floret and ginger and stir in the softened onions and garlic for about 30 seconds. The whole process took about 2 minutes. Cover with the chicken broth and milk, add salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and stir together to combine. Put the pressure cooker lid on securely to lock, turn the valve to close or sealed if using instant pot. Select the meat function (PKP) or high pressure if using instant pot and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Once it is done, do a quick release and turn off the pressure cooker. Using an immersion blender or a blender, blend the soup until desired texture is achieved. I prefer mine smooth. You can also blend with a good food processor too. Handle with care when adding the content to the blender. Finally, stir in the grated cheese into the soup, check for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly. Serve hot with crusty bread of choice, extra cheese and cream if desired.


How to Make Broccoli Soup On The Stove Top or Slow cooker
Stove Top: Using the same steps as above, sauté the onions and garlic in until soft, stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn. Add broccoli florets and water and cover with chicken broth, pepper and salt. Cook over medium heat and bring to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until soft. Blend to desired texture and serve.
Slow Cooker: Add all the ingredients to your slow cooker, set slow cooker to low and time to 4 hours or High for 2 hours.
Note: if using milk be careful so it doesn’t spill over whilst cooking and if you would be adding cream, do this just before you blend the soup
  • want more veggies in your soup, why not try celery, carrots, cauliflower etc.
  • Use more cheese or omit for a healthier option
  • Season and add spices to suit your preference


Calories: 273kcal

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