Lemon Broccoli Soup with Parmesan

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Sometimes only soup will do. This recipe is perfect alongside a salad, as a wintry-inspired side to a meaty main, or best yet, solo on a cozy night. Filling, hearty … but not heavy. It comes together with little prep in about an hour, less if you opt out of adding the rind. Although, I highly recommend investing in this flavor-enhancing step — think of it as culinary upcycling.

Lemon Broccoli Soup with Parmesan


Lemon Broccoli Soup with Parmesan

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This filling and hearty recipe is perfect alongside a salad, as a wintry-inspired side to a meaty main, or best yet, solo on a cozy night.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli, lemon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 cups
Calories 77kcal


  • Immersion blender or processor


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups broccoli stems chopped
  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 3 cups onion chopped
  • 8 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 6 cups vegetable stock low sodium
  • 1 Parmigiano-Reggiano rind
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice preferably Meyer
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano grated


  • On medium heat, melt butter in a Dutch oven.
  • Add broccoli stems, celery, and onions, until softened.
  • Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about one minute.
  • Add vegetable stock and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind, stir to combine.
  • Cover and simmer for 50 minutes.
  • Add broccoli florets, simmer until just tender.
  • Add lemon juice, pepper, and salt, stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat and discard rind.
  • Puree soup, preserving some texture, using an immersion blender or processor.
  • Top with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano & serve.


  • Naturally low-carb & gluten-free
  • Net carbs: 8g


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 944mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

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Lemon Broccoli Soup with Parmesan Recipe

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