Creamy Kohlrabi Soup Recipe -
Creamy Kohlrabi Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

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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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  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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Jul 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!

Jul 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!


22 Ratings

Jun 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!

Jun 27, 2013

So delicious! The only thing I would recommend is making sure to peel the kohlrabi down to the softer white part - don't leave any fibrous bits cause they don't go away even in the blender.

Aug 30, 2012

Yum! I needed a recipe to use of Kohlrabi, which we had never had before. I followed the amounts in the directions, but had to adjust slightly based on what I had in the house. I added a cup of diced celery with the butter and onion and sauteed these together. I mashed the kohlrabi after cooking it in the broth mixture (for company, I'd puree--but it was fine with a bit of chunky texture for us). I used 1 cup of skim milk powder to 2 and 1/2 cups of water instead of milk (didn't have any reg. milk). Skipped the orzo (didn't have that either), but we truly didn't miss it.

Oct 22, 2013

This was way more enjoyable then I thought kohlrabi could be. Made it by the recipe with one change. I added fresh squeezed lemon in the bowl before I served it. I think it added just the right about of zing.

Sep 22, 2013

Great recipe. Omitted the orzo. Used a little leek i had left over as well, 2 stalks of celery. Used 2 1/2 cups veggie and chix broth, and 1/2 cup of unsweetened soy milk. Absolutely delicious. I like my soups a bit thicker, and this turned out wondeful. Also, add a clove of garlic. Highly recommend!

Sep 07, 2013

Delicious! Used less of the liquid ingredients; we like our soups thick. Added some garlic powder. Sea salt instead of regular salt. When all ingredients were simmered soft; used a hand blender to blend. Then added a large handful of fresh spinach. Did not simmer any longer. Did not add any orzo pasta. My husband loved it! Now a family favorite...thanks for sharing!


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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