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Creamy Kohlrabi Soup

Creamy Kohlrabi Soup

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This is a simple but hearty dish. It's similar to cream of broccoli soup only much better! My husband loves this soup so much he planted kohlrabi in our garden; it looks like a small green turnip. The taste and texture of kohlrabi are similar to those of a broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but milder and sweeter. Serve with your favorite bread.

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  • Calories:
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.3g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 514 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium-low heat. Cook and stir onion in melted butter until soft, about 10 minutes. Add kohlrabi; cook and stir another 2 minutes. Pour vegetable broth and milk over the onion mixture. Add bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a boil, place a cover on the pot, and reduce heat to low; cook at a simmer until kohlrabi is tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. Remove and discard bay leaf; allow the soup to cool slightly. Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway. Pulse the blender a few times before leaving on to puree. Work in batches until all soup is blended. Return pureed soup to stockpot; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle orzo pasta into the soup; cover the stockpot and simmer until the orzo is tender, about 10 minutes.
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Reviews

sarah.kniprath
7
7/17/2012

As far as cauliflower and kohlrabi soups go--this is probably 5 stars. I used chicken base instead of vegetable base (boullion) and also used 2 lbs of kohlrabi and 3 1/2 cups of each milk/broth. 1 huge onion and 2 green onions dash of lawry's and pepper and I thought it was great! Didn't have orzo on hand. Blended it (after slightly cooling) with my immersion blender (while still in the warm/hottish pot) and skipped dirtying the big blender. Great soup!

Chef Lars
6
7/13/2013

I make this soup in huge batches using huge Kohlrabi! Nobody buys the big ones (softball or larger), but they work well for the soup. Use a strainer after you blend it to get any remaining strings of fiber out!

LizFritz
6
6/24/2012

This tasted delicious, but the broth was very thin. It may have just needed more kohlrabi, but I think next time I would add a couple tablespoons of flour. Overall, this was a very tasty way to use the kohlrabi from our CSA box. Thanks for sharing the recipe!