Normandy Vegetable Soup

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? The Color of Food: Normandy Vegetable Soup! Take a stroll down a country lane where small-scale growers of local gardens nourish a family farm with adventurous dishes. Simple vegetable consumption combined with milk, butter, and cheese appeals to the taste buds. Perhaps it’s a throwback to our childhood where nothing went to waste. Or maybe it’s the fact that classic veggies are always a good idea. Normandy Vegetable Soup. Put a twist on your next meal-in-a-bowl.



1 sweet onion, chopped

1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

2 cups light cream

2 cups chicken broth

16-ounce bag Normandy vegetables, thawed*

4-6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


In a skillet over medium-high heat, add chopped sweet onion, herbs de Provence, and olive oil. Sauté 5 minutes or until soft. Set aside. In a 2-quart pan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Do not scorch. Add flour, sea salt, and pepper. Stir for 2-3 minutes to make a roux. Slowly add light cream, stirring often to remove lumps. Bring to a slow boil. Carefully add chicken broth, onions, Normandy vegetables. Bring mixture back to a boil. Reduce to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes until vegetables are tender. Stir in sharp cheddar cheese until cheese is melted. Ladle into bowls. Serve hot.

*Normandy vegetables are broccoli and cauliflower florets, sliced carrots, zucchini, and yellow squash. Some varieties include a few red pepper bits, green beans, and lima beans.

39 thoughts on “Normandy Vegetable Soup

  1. I love it when my wife makes soup, the taste is always to die for! And here’s another one! 😋😋 Some slight adjustments to the ingredients usually occurs but that just makes for endless exciting flavours! 😘😘

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    • I first purchased Herbes de Provence in France, but now I get it in gourmet spice shops. I’ve also bought it at Williams-Sonoma. You can probably order it online or even make it yourself. Thanks for asking. 🌿🪴🍃

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      • Hold on to that dream. Ever since 6th grade, I wanted to go to France. At 44, I made my first trip. I’ve been there 3 times now. 🌟✨💫

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      • I always loved the sound of the language and wanted to learn it but didn’t think too much about going there. I really wanted to go now. Hopefully, once the pandemic subsides, I will. I’d like to take my mom although she’s been there years ago. She still loves it.

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      • Pimsleur has an awesome tutorial for conversational French. I’d take the refresher before going. The French are very friendly when it comes to trying to speak their language. 👏🍃🌸


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