Broccoli and Stilton Cheese Soup


Looking back at my Food for Runners series, I noticed that soups were missing completely from it. Until now. So this week’s recipe is Broccoli and Stilton Cheese Soup.

Vegetables are very important to a runner’s diet, which must include nutrients such as iron, potassium, fiber and vitamin C, to help to fight fatigue and keep energy levels up. Broccoli as a source of these nutrients and they also contain (by weight) more Vitamin C than an orange!

Stock up of veggies with this filling soup, the addition of Stilton cheese makes it creamy and delicious!

Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson’s website.


  • 3 small broccoli, chopped
  • 6 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tps dried thyme
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 150g Stilton cheese, crumbled
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 long red chilli pepper, deseeded and finely chopped


Heat the olive oil, add the spring onions and chilli, cook for a couple of minutes. Then add the thyme, broccoli and stir for a minute or so.

Pour the hot vegetable stock and the crumbled Stilton and bring to a bubble, then clamp on the lid and cook for 15 minutes.

Blend with a food processor and add pepper to taste. Scatter with red chilli for serving.

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Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina
12/03/2012 12:21

This creamy soup is really mouth-watering, I’ll try it!!! What do you suggest using instead of Stilton, which we don’t have in Italy?

12/03/2012 12:22
Reply to  Maria Cristina

Il Dolcelatte della Galbani ha un sapore molto simile allo Stilton!

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina
12/03/2012 16:03
Reply to  mondomulia

Non ho mai sentito parlare di Dolcelatte, mica intendi il Dolceverde (gorgonzola dolce e cremoso)???? Dalla foto sembrerebbe proprio di sì…

Regula @ foodwise
11/03/2012 23:21

Mmm I love stilton in soup! Delicious looking dish :)

11/03/2012 17:06

Love a bit of Nigella. What a great sounding soup – a classic :D

11/03/2012 15:08

I don’t have a immersion blender yet.. I should get one… looks so great!

11/03/2012 13:03

This looks really nice. I love blended soups. The red chili pepper must give it a nice kick.

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