We tend to make a lot of soups in our house, one because it uses up all the leftover veg and two, because it’s a really cheap yet filling lunch for the hubby to take to work with him. When deciding what soup to make I always just go with whatever’s in the fridge and very rarely buy anything especially for a soup, it’s just so versatile.

This week we had some leftover bacon bits and lot’s of broccoli that was starting to yellow slightly. Instead of throwing it away it because this really yummy and super thrifty smoky bacon & broccoli soup, it cost about £2 to make and lasted us both for two lunches for two days!
Recipe | Smokey Bacon & Broccoli Soup
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  • 1 onion
  • 20g butter
  • 200g smokey bacon - I used the bacon bits, much cheaper than buying streaky bacon
  • 1.5 l of ham or chicken stock
  • 300g broccoli
  • 3 smallish potatoes
  • 150 ml milk
  1. Lightly fry the onion & bacon in the butter until the onion is softened but not brown
  2. Add the potatoes and fry for a further 5 mins
  3. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil then simmer for about 15-20 mins until the potatoes have softened
  4. Add the broccoli & milk and simmer again for 10 mins
Do you make much soup? What flavour would you recommend trying next?

Cuddle Fairy


  1. May 21, 2015 / 9:30 am

    Mmmmm this just made my mouth water. I need to get a bit more organised in making soups, because they are perfect for lunch or dinner when you need a quick fix.

    I’ll be trying this recipe out asap!
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  2. May 21, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    I love soups! Soup and salad is a regular meal in this house and my kids LOVE broccoli. They eat it raw or steamed so I am definitely going to try this soup! Thanks so much for sharing with us at #foodpornthursdays!
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  3. May 22, 2015 / 3:36 am

    I’m so glad to find a broccoli soup that isn’t full of cheese. My daughter has food allergies and this recipe looks like it can be adapted easily. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. May 22, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    Ummm looks delicious. I’ve never put brocolli in soup, this sounds like a great combo with the baccon. Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays x
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  5. January 31, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    I love broccoli. This hearty soup looks easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

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