I was looking for a new way to cook Brussels sprouts. This soup is one of my favorite ways now.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine oil and onions in a pot over low heat. Cover and cook until very tender and soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove cover and sprinkle sugar over onions. Cook, uncovered, until onions are light brown, 10 to 15 minutes more.

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  • Stir Brussels sprouts and thyme into the pot. Pour in stock and season soup with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sprouts are just tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Allow soup to cool slightly. Blend to a smooth consistency using an immersion blender. Reheat gently, about 2 minutes, and adjust seasoning if necessary.

  • Top each portion of soup with a spoonful of sour cream and a dash of hot pepper sauce.

Cook's Note:

You can also use a blender to puree the soup; do it in 2 batches, using a potholder to hold the top of the blender down.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 31.5g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 13.4mg; sodium 801.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2018
11.27.19 What a lovely soup. I scaled this down to two servings and made this for lunch today, but I think a cup of this would be an elegant starter for a fancy company (or family) dinner. The caramelized onions were so incredibly sweet that I’ll probably reduce the amount of sugar in the future (could be personal taste preference). The combination of caramelized onions and the brussels sprouts share equally in producing a complex, but balanced flavor profile. A crumbled bacon garnish might be nice on this soup. I really think even brussels sprouts haters would enjoy this (just don't tell them what they're eating). carenough2, thanks for sharing your recipe, this one’s a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2018
I usually don t give low ratings but this one just didn t work for me. I went by the recipe and found it very bland. It didn t Specify what kind of onion so I went with white. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2018
11.27.19 What a lovely soup. I scaled this down to two servings and made this for lunch today, but I think a cup of this would be an elegant starter for a fancy company (or family) dinner. The caramelized onions were so incredibly sweet that I’ll probably reduce the amount of sugar in the future (could be personal taste preference). The combination of caramelized onions and the brussels sprouts share equally in producing a complex, but balanced flavor profile. A crumbled bacon garnish might be nice on this soup. I really think even brussels sprouts haters would enjoy this (just don't tell them what they're eating). carenough2, thanks for sharing your recipe, this one’s a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2020
This recipe is soooo yummy! Followed the recipe and love it. I love brussel sprouts and this recipe is quick easy and delicous. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2020
The soup had a wonderful flavor! I didn't change a thing. I would definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2021
Daughter said to give it a 4 because it was missing something. Parents’ rating higher because we need more veggie soups on cold days, especially in Houston after the Feb 2020 freeze. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2021
Good recipe, it needed a little something extra, the sour cream and bacon added just the right amount of flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2020
I made this soup with a few changes. I made my own homemade bone broth by simmering two rotisserie chickens that I had deboned for about 14hrs, then seasoning the broth with salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, and garlic powder. Then I strained out the bones and added back in the breast meat from one of the chickens and simmered that for two hours before adding the other ingredients. I added fresh garlic to the sauteed onions. I also whisked two egg yolks and some heavy cream into the finished soup. The eggs are a perfect flavor addition with this recipe and they make the broth silky and creamy. I will definitely make this recipe again and again! It is heavenly and so easy to make! You don't have to make the homemade bone broth, store bought broth is also good. I do it to use up the chicken carcasses and for the extra nutrients. And because it tastes so darn good! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2018
I usually don t give low ratings but this one just didn t work for me. I went by the recipe and found it very bland. It didn t Specify what kind of onion so I went with white. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2021
I added a tsp of garlic powder, followed rest of recipe. Except I also added a tsp of sriracha while cooking not at the end. Delicious, thank you! Read More
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