Kelly’s Broccoli Soup

April 29, 2020

This recipe was submitted by Kelly Rattray, Support Worker at The AIDS Network as a part of our A Taste at Home campaign.

This is a go-to recipe that I have done my best to write down as I tend to cook on the fly, don’t be afraid to experiment with it!


  • 2-3 crowns of broccoli
  • Pureed garlic (fresh or from a jar, for best results do not use garlic powder)
  • Vegetable stock (enough to cover broccoli)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp butter



  1. Heat 2 tbsp butter in a pot over medium-low heat
  2.  Add broccoli and garlic, stir
  3. Cover and sweat the broccoli for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more butter if needed. Do not brown the broccoli or let the pot get ‘dry’
  4. When soft, add enough vegetable stock to cover to about an inch above the broccoli
  5. Bring stock to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for about 10 minutes
  6. Puree with a blender, and season with salt and pepper to taste


While we may not be able to come together for an evening of great food and supporting our cause, great food can still bring us together, and so we are sharing with you the favourite recipes of our team, volunteers and community partners! Over the next few weeks we will be adding to this virtual cookbook to help inspire you in your own kitchen, and we hope our A Taste at Home campaign bring you the comfort these recipes bring our contributors. While we may be physically distant, we can still come together in a spirit of sharing and giving.

If you are enjoying our recipes and you are able at this time, please consider making a donation to The AIDS Network. Fundraising is a crucial component in our ability to provide programs and services to our most vulnerable clients. Food security programs are especially necessary in this difficult time, and are wholly supported by fundraising dollars. You can make a donation through our Canada Helps page. To find out more about the campaign and to see other recipes, visit www.aidsnetwork.ca/a-taste-at-home