May 4, 2011

Brussels Sprouts Soup

This one's simple - if you like Brussels sprouts, then I think you'll love this 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?  I, for one, love Brussels sprouts and love this soup.  And love that it comes together pretty quickly.

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.
Mom quartering the 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.  Then enjoy your delicious soup with a little sprinkling of cheese on top!
Soup's on!
On a side note, that tiny corner of a biscuit you see to the right of the soup bowl was an experiment that didn't turn out as well as I expected.  It's a Maple-Cardamom Sweet Potato Biscuit ... from my "50 Recipes for 2011" project list.  I haven't chocked that one up as a failure yet ... yet ... but it definitely needs to be reworked.

Brussels Sprout Soup
Source:  My Mom

3 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen Brussels sprouts
2 slices bacon, diced
2 1/2 c. chicken broth
1 1/2 c. half & half
1 1/2 c. milk
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/3 c. rice, uncooked
Salt & pepper
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.



  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.


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