Brussels Sprouts Soup

May 4, 2011
This one's simple - if you like Brussels sprouts, then you'll love this Brussels Sprouts Soup.  If you don't like Brussels sprouts, this soup's not for you!  That's pretty cut-and-dry, wouldn't you say? 

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I for one love Brussels sprouts and love this Brussels Sprouts Soup.

But my brother?  That's a completely different story.
I'm the Brussels sprouts lover of our family.  And my brother most decidedly is not.  Growing up, when my Mom would make a batch of this Brussels Sprouts Soup for dinner, it would definitely result in a house divided.

I was super excited to enjoying one of my absolute favorites vegetables in this tasty creamy soup ... and my brother?  Well, to say that he was less than excited is an immense understatement.  Because when it comes to this soup, it's really quite simple ~ if you like Brussels sprouts, then you'll love it.  If you don't like Brussels sprouts, this soup's not for you.


So to all the Brussels sprouts lovers out there, I'll say not only do I love the abundance of Brussels sprouts in this dish, I also love that this is one soup that comes together super quickly.

The recipe takes advantage of frozen Brussels sprouts so there's no cleaning and peeling of little leaves.  And no real cooking of the sprouts themselves either, since the frozen ones are pretty much cooked already.

All you have to do to prepare the frozen Brussels sprouts is simply heat them up and give them a rough chop.

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Then in a large saucepan or Dutch oven, fry up some bacon and garlic, add the other ingredients, and let this simmer for about 15 minutes.  The already-heated Brussels sprouts are added at the very end and warmed in the pot just until they're heated through.

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Then the Brussels Sprouts soup is ready to enjoy with a little sprinkling of cheese on top!  And maybe with a little extra bacon, too.  You know, because you just can't go wrong with a little extra bacon, right?

Brussels Sprouts Soup with Bacon image



Brussels Sprouts Soup
Source:  My Mom
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  1. Cook Brussels sprouts in the microwave for about 15 minutes to thaw and heat. Roughly chop sprouts or cut into quarters.
  2. Fry bacon and garlic in a large saucepan or 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.

Enjoy!


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12 comments

  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.

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  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.

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

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  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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  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 do....so the majority won on this one!

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    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.

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

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

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  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

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  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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  10. I love Brussel Sprouts too. Like your brother, my husband doesn't share my enthusiasm for these winter veggies. I actually just bought some yesterday! I might just make a single portion of this soup for myself! #pinjunkie

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