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Creamy Watercress Soup

Course Main Course, Soup, Vegetables
Cuisine French
Keyword cream of watercress soup, creamy soup, creamy winter soup, easy french soup, fall recipes, fall soup recipes, French vegetarian recipe, how to cook watercress, recipe for watercress soup, sunday dinner recipes, vegetarian dinner, watercress, watercress in soup, watercress soup, watercress soup recipes, winter soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 87 kcal


  • 2 watercress 2 bunches of watercress
  • 3 potatoes 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into small dice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 cups vegetable broth 3 to 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf 1 bay leaf
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper to taste
  • creme fraiche Creme fraiche or sour cream


  1. Rinse the watercress well and roughly chop it

  2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat and add the chopped watercress. Cook for 3 minutes: add the potato cubes, bay leaf, salt, and pepper, and add chicken stock to cover the watercress and potatoes.

  3. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes. Partially cover the pan.

  4. Remove the bay leaf, and with a handheld mixer or in a blender and reduce a smooth, creamy puree.

  5. Put the watercress puree back into the cooking pan, if you were using the blender, and add the heavy cream and stir well to integrate it. Lower the heat and warm up the soup, do not boil it. Taste and season accordingly.

  6. Serve with a dollop of heavy cream or sour cream.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Watercress Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.03mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.