Simple Slow Cooked Broccoli & Stilton Soup Recipe

This is one of my very favourite soups. Which is surprising, as I really do not like Stilton. One. Little. Bit.

The worst part of this recipe, for me, is handling the cheese. I take a deep breath, dive in and work as quickly as I can.

For some reason, Stilton works, even for those less keen, in soup.

So, if you’re a Stilton fan double bonus!

Simple Slow Cooked Broccoli & Stilton Soup Recipe – Serves 4

You will need:

1 x Head of Broccoli

1 x Onion

1 x Large White Potato

150g/5½oz Stilton Cheese

2 Pints of Hot Stock or Water

Black pepper (to season)

Standard Slow Cooker


Chop the head of broccoli into small florets, peel and dice the potato and peel and finely chop the onion.

Crumble the cheese and add everything to the slow cooker.

Pour 2 pints of hot water or stock into the cooker. There should be at least 1″ gap between the liquid and the lid when placed on top.

Grind some black pepper into the soup to season.

Leave on low for 8 hours (4 hours on high).

When cooked leave to cool and then blend.

Enjoy! (Even if you’re not a Stilton fan!)

(I’d suggest keeping up to 2 days in the fridge, or freeze and consume within 1 month)

*Don’t forget that as tempting as it may be to lift the lid and have a stir or a sniff of the lovely aroma, that every time you do it will increase cooking time by 20 minutes.  Reduce the need to stir by always ensuring that you have stirred well when adding everything initially.

** Please note that I am not a qualified nutritionist or professional cook.  My recipes are what I put together at home and all amounts etc… are approximate. What I write is my own experience of cooking the recipe.  Ovens and ingredients do vary – just go with it,  have fun and apply common sense at all times!  Practice makes perfect!

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16 thoughts on “Simple Slow Cooked Broccoli & Stilton Soup Recipe

  1. Sharon

    So funny, I’m making broccoli cheddar soup in the slow cooker today! I was going to use your cauliflower soup recipe. I bought too much broccoli, though, as I see you don’t need much. I didn’t think to add the potato, either. I’ll do that.

    1. simplybeingmum Post author

      Sharon – this soup is great with cheddar also. But you do need the potato (and also the onion IMO – you can get away with leaving that out with Cauli also). Broccoli is a lot thinner when blender than cauli – so the pot is a must!

  2. Clare

    I don’t have a slow cooker, but it’s not going to stop me from trying it :) I’ve never tried stilton (shock, horror!) so I don’t have an opinion of it as yet :)

    1. simplybeingmum Post author

      Clare – this can easily be done on the hob is a pan. Bring all ingredients to boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Carefully blend (as hot) – check consistency, and if too thin simmer for longer! Enjoy the Stilton!

  3. Jo H.

    So surprised to read that you don’t like the Stilton because I think you’ve mentioned this recipe before so I knew you used it. I shudder over blue cheese also, but will have to gather my courage and try this, as I do love broccoli soups :)

    1. simplybeingmum Post author

      When I wrote ‘I do not like Stilton’ I was being kind. I didn’t want to say I ‘hate it’. I do. So if I can eat this soup, I’m sure you’ll find it palatable also!

  4. Susan

    This looks absolutely delicious and lucky me, tomorrow is grocery shopping day. I’ll be picking up both some broccoli and some stilton to give it a try. Thanks for posting, Jo.

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