Crema de Brócoli(Broccoli–Cheese Soup)

by Erica Dinho on November 2, 2009

Crema de Brocoli (Broccoli Soup) |

I was in the mood for soup, so I made this Crema de Brócoli or broccoli and cheese soup for lunch yesterday. Not what I would call a traditional weekend lunch in my house, but it was delicious. It is also simple and easy to make. I hope you enjoy it too.

Broccoli Soup (Crema de Brocoli)



(4 servings)

  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Sopa de Brocoli or Broccoli Soup


  1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat add the olive oil and onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the broccoli florets and cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the broth, cream, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer back to the pot and add the cheese. Stir to combine and cook for about 5 more minutes. Adjust the seasoning and serve warm.
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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 girlichef November 2, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Simple and delicious…I would definitely enjoy it!


2 linda November 2, 2009 at 9:52 AM

yummm try it with Cauliflower sometime it’s good too…


3 Taste Traveller November 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Mmm! This is an old favourite of mine that I haven’t had in a really long time. Maybe it’s because I can’t find cheddar around here. I think Gruyère might be a good substitute.


4 Erica November 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Thank you guys!


5 Sarah Naveen November 2, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Soup looks Yummy and healthy..
Perfect for the winter :)


6 Ann November 2, 2009 at 11:21 AM

This looks so yumm and perfect for the weather :)


7 Claudia Medeiros November 2, 2009 at 12:40 PM

Perfect recipe , Erica !!
Have a wonderful week ! :)


8 nora@ffr November 2, 2009 at 12:58 PM

wow!! vat a great combo!! m loving it! :)


9 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie November 2, 2009 at 1:55 PM

This soup looks like it would be a hit at my house – and my daughter just decided she likes broccoli after all :)


10 Ben November 2, 2009 at 4:41 PM

I’ve been meaning to make a broccoli soup and this one has inspired me! I know what’s for lunch tomorrow :)


11 Erica November 2, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Thank you all for the comments!


12 Vinolia November 5, 2009 at 5:41 AM

my husband loves broccoli however it is presented, in soups, steamed or curried…yummmmm, your broccoli soup looks warm and delicious, one of my favourite comfort foods!


13 Oysterculture November 7, 2009 at 7:33 PM

This is one of my favorite soups of all time. I have never been able to pass up this soup, and now I have this wonderful recipe to try.


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