May 4, 2011

Brussels Sprouts Soup

This one's simple - if you like Brussels sprouts, then I think you'll love this Brussels Sprouts Soup.  If you don't like Brussels sprouts, then this soup's not for you!  That's pretty cut-and-dry, wouldn't you say?  

Brussels Sprouts Soup

I, for one, love Brussels sprouts and love this Brussels Sprouts Soup.  And love that this is one soup that comes together really quickly.

Simply heat up some frozen Brussels sprouts and give them a rough chop.  My mom chopped up the ones for this batch of soup and she was a bit more meticulous than I would be ... she actually took the time to nicely quarter each sprout.  She's sweet like that.

Chopping Brussels Sprouts

Then fry up some bacon and garlic, add your other ingredients, and let them simmer for about 15 minutes.  You'll add the already-heated Brussels sprouts at the very end and just make sure they're heated through.

Brussels Sprouts Soup

Then enjoy your delicious bowl of Brussels Sprouts Soup with a little sprinkling of cheese on top!  And maybe with a little extra bacon.  You know, 'cause you just can't go wrong with bacon, right?

Brussels Sprouts Soup
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Brussels Sprouts Soup
Source:  My Mom
  • 3 (10 oz.) packages frozen Brussels sprouts
  • 2 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 c. half & half
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/3 c. white rice, uncooked
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 c. grated mild or Longhorn cheddar
  1. Cook Brussels sprouts in the microwave for about 15 minutes to thaw and heat. Roughly chop sprouts or cut in quarters.
  2. Fry bacon and garlic in a Dutch oven until bacon is crisp. Add chicken broth, milk, half & half, rice, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice is cooked - about 15 minutes.
  3. Add Brussels sprouts and warm through. Top with grated cheese to serve.


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  1. I love broccoli soup and make it all the time... think it might be time to try another green soup. I love the add of bacon in this recipe.

  2. Looks like a really different soup -- I love bacon, and brussels... so this one is likely a winner for me.

    Thanks also, for linking up to our countdown! I love your blog, and have been by many times.

  3. Milk with brussies? Err.. Might have to chock that one up as a big maybe. ;·)

  4. Coming over from This Week's Cravings. This looks wonderful. Hubby doesn't eat broccoli, but he does eat Brussels sprouts. I will have to give this one a try. With bacon and garlic in it, how can it go wrong? Thanks for sharing.

  5. Do you remember your brother saying "do I eat it or beat it"? Obviously, he doesn't like brussel sprouts but the rest of us the majority won on this one!

    1. Oh yes, Mom, I remember that my brother despises this soup! This is one of those dishes that elicits strong opinions ... people either love it or hate it! I for one, love it. And I know you do, too.

  6. This looks great! I have never had brussels sprouts in soup. Great idea!

  7. Looks great - never had brussel sprouts in soup, but why not? Thanks for linking this up at Best of the Weekend!

  8. We will love this soup. Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. This soup is definitely for me! ;) What a unique recipe! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend.


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