Cook's Hideout: Creamy Broccoli Soup in Bread Bowl

November 19, 2009

Creamy Broccoli Soup in Bread Bowl

This recipe is adapted from Nupur’s Broccoli soup, my only addition is the extra carrot. Nupur’s original recipe here.

Broccoli florets – 3 cups (from a medium size head)
Carrot – 1 medium, peeled and chopped
Onion – 1 medium, chopped
Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
Butter – 2tbsp
Flour – 2tsp
Vegetable broth – 2 cups
Milk – 2 cups (I used 1%)
Sharp cheddar cheese – 1 cup grated
Nutmeg – ¼tsp freshly grated
Salt & Pepper – to taste

  • Microwave broccoli & carrot with ¼ cup water for 5-6 minutes or until the veggies are almost tender.
  • Heat butter in a medium size sauce pan; add onions and garlic; sauté until onions turn translucent.
  • Sprinkle flour on the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium-low flame until the flour doesn’t smell raw anymore.
  • Whisk in broth & milk; bring the mixture to a low simmer whisking occasionally.
  • Next add the par-cooked veggies and bring the mixture to a boil. Season with nutmeg, salt & pepper. Turn off the heat.
  • Blend the mixture to a smooth consistency either using an immersion blender or in a blender.
  • Return soup to the saucepan; stir in grated cheese. Serve hot.
I served mine in a sour dough bread bowl. I scooped the inside out of the bread, poured soup in, topped it with some cheese and broiled for couple of minutes so that the bread is toasted and cheese is melted and bubbly.



  1. soup sounds delicious.. specially in these wintry days! very clever to serve it in a sourdough bowl.

  2. Wat a gorgeous bread bowl with tempting and filling soup!!!lovely...

  3. I love love that you served them in bread, it gives a real rustic touch and looks so so delicous.

  4. Pavani, that looks so good! Total winter comfort!
    So did the inside of the bread get too soggy with the sou, you are tempting me to make some bread bowls :)

  5. Thats so beautiful Pavani..It just looks yummy, creamy..gorgeous...would love to have it right away..

  6. That is soooooo gooood!!!! I love soup in bread bowls, will have to try this very sooon :)

  7. They look so delicious, i was thinking how the inside of the bread was and Nupur has already asked it.

  8. beautiful clicks...tempts me to try it out soon


  9. Thanks PJ & Priya. Do try the soup recipe, its creamy & delicious.

    Hi Happy Cook, Bread bowl definitely gives it a rustic look and its tasty too.

    Hi Nupur, I poured the soup in the bread bowl just before serving and it did just turning a little soggy by the time we were almost done. I wouldn't add the liquid until ready to eat. Do try and let me know. BTW Thank you for the quick & easy broccoli soup recipe.

    Thanks Sadhana & Muskaan. Do try this. I hope I answered your question above.

    Thanks Ambika & Renu.

  10. This would be an elegant dinner!

  11. It was extremely interesting for me to read that article. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything connected to this matter. I would like to read more soon.

  12. its raining heavily outside, and this is just what I need!:)

  13. A nice and warm dinner for the upcoming winter nights.I also make a similar version of this soup.
    Perfect clicks.

  14. Really like the way you served the soup Pavani...and it looks so delicious!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :)

  15. Wow, thats really lovely way to present it...enjoyed this kind of soup at restaurants, but never dared to fix at home. Yours looks fabulous:)

  16. I really liked the bread bowl idea. Sounds tasty and interesting too.

  17. Oh so perfect! A lovely dinner during winter, and I love the bread bowls!

  18. Creamy broccoli soup is one of my favorites! And I love the soup in a bread bowl! So perfect!

  19. hi Pavani..
    first time here n hopped in from A2Z..
    you have a wonderful blog and so many nice recipes...this soup in a bread bowl looks yummy..


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