Broccoli White Bean Soup with Shrimp & Mushrooms

Broccoli Soup with Shrimp and Mushrooms

Sometimes my recipes fail miserably and I have to tweak them multiple times until I’m happy—it comes with the territory when you have no culinary training. The other week, I was looking for a dairy-free soup I could make, and of course turned to Pinterest where I found this. I made it (without the parmesan, of course) and…almost vomited. I’m not necessarily bashing it; I am just very particular when it comes to soup. I despise warm beverages (even in the dead of winter, I drink iced coffee), so if a soup too closely resembles a beverage in texture, I just can’t handle it—it has to be thick and chunky.

I tried the recipe again with some adjustments: more broccoli to make the base of the soup thicker, plus mushrooms and shrimp to add some chunks. And LOVED it! It’s yummy, healthy and filling.

Broccoli Soup with Shrimp and MushroomsBroccoli Soup with Shrimp and Mushrooms

Broccoli White Bean Soup with Shrimp & Mushrooms

Serves 4


  • 1 ½ heads of broccoli (about 1 ½ pounds)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 12-15 small shrimp, chopped
  • 1 can cannellini (white) beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp dry toasted pine nuts

Broccoli Soup with Shrimp and Mushrooms


  1. Cut the florets off the big broccoli stem and steam until soft. Set aside a cup of the broccoli.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté the onions, garlic and olive oil over medium heat in a pot. When translucent, add the veggie stock and white beans. Bring back to a simmer, then remove from heat and stir in the broccoli.
  3. Put the mixture in the blender (in batches) and puree.
  4. Meanwhile (lots of multi-tasking with this soup), sauté mushrooms in some olive oil over medium heat. When they start to look cooked, throw in the shrimp for a couple minutes.
  5. Stir in the mushrooms, shrimp and remaining cup of broccoli and garnish with a sprinkle of pine nuts.

Broccoli Soup with Shrimp and Mushrooms

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 298
–Calories from Fat: 78
Total Fat: 8g
–Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 24mg
Sodium: 190mg
Total Carbohydrate: 38g
–Dietary Fiber: 11.5g
–Sugars: 6g
Protein: 17.5g



  1. I love all the flavors here! I’d be tempted to dip a big ol’ baguette in there but that might not be the healthiest of things to do…

  2. I’m totally with you on the warm beverages – I just can’t do it. Glad I’m not the only one drinking iced coffee in the dead of winter haha 🙂

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