Broccoli and Cauliflower Parmesan Soup

soupWith the weather reports of lately, I’m fully prepared to be snowed in, with no binding plans and no pressing meetings. And what better to do on a day like today than make a big pot of homemade soup? I enjoy cooking, mostly because I like knowing what goes into the food I eat, but also, I like knowing that the ingredients I eat are simple, fresh, and for the most part, healthy. Here’s a soup recipe that will surely give you a delicious daily intake of veggies and at the same time, warm your tummy.

  • 1 broccoli
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • Sprinkles of parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Splash of milk
  • Slice of bread for breadcrumb topping

Soup

  1. Trim the ends of the broccoli and cauliflower off and put the remainder of the vegetable in a large pot. Add about an inch of water and bring the pot to a boil. Cook and cover until soft.
  2. Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes until soft.
  3. When the broccoli and cauliflower are cooked, add the chopped onion and garlic to the large pot. Also add 2 cups of chicken or vegetable brother and a teaspoon of olive oil.
  4. Use a hand-held immersion blender to blend so that everything in the pot is smooth like a purée.
  5. Mix in a splash of milk, parmesan cheese, and as much salt and pepper as desired. (I slowly add salt and pepper, little by little, tasting as I go, to get the perfect amount).
  6. Heat until warm and serve with breadcrumb topping and parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Breadcrumb Topping

  1. Cut bread into little squares (I used the end of whole grain baguette).
  2. Put bread in a pan with a little bit of olive oil or butter.
  3. Fry until breadcrumbs are crunchy and golden brown.

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10 Comments on Broccoli and Cauliflower Parmesan Soup

  1. stephanie
    January 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm (4 years ago)

    omg i’m so hungry right now & this looks sooo good.
    thanks for sharing this :D

    Reply
    • everygoodthing
      January 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Stephanie! :)

      Reply
  2. Eryn Levine
    January 23, 2014 at 5:26 am (4 years ago)

    This looks amazing! Must try this!

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    • everygoodthing
      January 23, 2014 at 6:51 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Eryn. Let me know how it goes!

      Reply
  3. Megan @ Lush to Blush
    January 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Omg, this looks so good! I loooove broccoli and cauliflower, so I will definitely have to try this!! YUM!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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    • everygoodthing
      January 23, 2014 at 6:52 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! Let me know how it turns out :)

      Reply
  4. Jessie
    January 24, 2014 at 9:43 am (4 years ago)

    Okay, so soup is one of those things I always say I’ll make and I rarely actually do. But this looks quick and easy enough for me to actually commit to! With a good loaf of crusty, seedy wheat bread…

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    • everygoodthing
      January 24, 2014 at 10:25 am (4 years ago)

      You definitely have to try it Jessie! I know what you mean, soup can be intimidating to make, but its actually very easy. I was pleasantly surprised! And with crusty and crunchy baked bread, yum! Hope it goes well for you :)

      Reply
  5. Rachel Ashley
    January 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm (4 years ago)

    This soup looks delicious!!!!

    Xo,
    Rachel Ashley
    http;//fashionablyliving.com

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    • everygoodthing
      January 24, 2014 at 8:34 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Rachel!

      Reply

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