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Creamy Broccoli Soup Without The Cream

This creamy soup can stand alone as an entire meal, but it doesn't use milk!

I love cream-of-anything soup, but my picky husband claims he hates hot milk or cream.

So, I am constantly trying to find a way to make a creamy soup that can stand alone as an entire meal without the use of milk. This soup is a great compromise, without compromising taste.

You can steam the broccoli, but I like to put it in the oven with a little water. That way it half steams and half roasts which really brings outs the broccoli flavor.

This is a great way to use leftover couscous. You can also use leftover brown rice.


  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup shallot (2 big ones)
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 2 cups of cooked broccoli
  • 1/2 cup cooked couscous
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of water or vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat butter in saucepan.
  2. Add shallots and apple and cook until tender.
  3. Combine broccoli, couscous, and shallot/apple in blender or immersion blender.
  4. Add stock/water until desired consistency.
Sara Conrad

Sara is an eternal student. Currently studying Tibetan Culture at Indiana University, she loves to cook with fresh, organic, vegetarian ingredients – but also has never turned down fake mashed potatoes in a buffet line.

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