You can’t beat a good old soup to warm you up on a cold day, can you? Through December, we promised to show you some of our very favourite winter warmer recipes, and here’s my fave! Behold, because this is pretty much what I consider my signature dish.
This gorgeous soup is one that I made really regularly during my time at University. It’s relatively quick and easy to make, and it warms you up so well! Seriously, if I can make this, anyone can!
How to make this lovely winter warmer soup:
Preparation time: Approximately 20 minutes
Cooking time: Around 20 minutes
- 1 broccoli (I used frozen as it’s what we had in, but you can use fresh if you want to – of course!)
- 3 potatoes (I used about 6-8 Charlotte potatoes, as they were what we had at the time!)
- 1 onion
- A clove of garlic
- A little pinch of grated cheese
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- 1 pint of vegetable stock
- Oil for frying
- SECRET INGREDIENT: Paprika! (Not so secret anymore though, huh?)
Little tip: The soup is great hot, but you can let it cool and then freeze it. It’s great if you make a little extra because you’ve always got a bowl handy in the freezer for cold days when you can’t be bothered to cook! Just re-heat it properly and enjoy!
- Chop your onion and garlic into small pieces and your potatoes into square chunks.
- Lightly fry the onion and garlic in oil.
- When they’re softened, add the potato too.
- Add seasoning. (And some paprika if you want a spicy kick!)
- Pop the broccoli into the pan and put the lid on to let it all sweat for a few minutes.
- Add the vegetable stock, stir, and then pop the lid back on.
- Check and stir every few minutes.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top and stir it in.
- To check it’s ready, press a potato chunk with the edge of your spoon, and if it splits, it’s ready!
- Now, you can choose to have the soup chunky, or you can blitz it with a mixer like I do.
If you decide to make this recipe, let us know in the comments or tweet us a pic!