Parsley soup with rye bread croutons

Parsley soup with rye bread croutons

45 min
Dive into a savoury and aromatic parsley soup celebrating fresh and sweet flavours. Enriched with smooth cream cheese, this delicious bowl of comfort food is perfect to warm you up when the low temperatures hit. But to be honest, with flavours as warm and embracing as these, any day is the right day to indulge in a bowl of parsley soup with toasted rye bread or rye bread croutons.


  • Bring stock to the boil in a soup pot.
  • Add vegetables, except parsley, and cook under the lid at medium heat for about 15 minutes. Strain the stock and save it.
  • Place about 200 ml of stock and the cooked vegetables in a food processor and chop at the fastest speed for about 30 seconds. Pour the puree back into the pot.
  • Put the rest of the stock and the parsley (save some for garnish) in the food processor and chop at the fastest speed for about 1 minute. Pour it in with the vegetables and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Add cream cheese while stirring, and cook the soup at medium heat until the cheese is melted. Season to taste.
  • Pour the soup into bowls, garnish with parsley, and serve with rye bread.

Make sure never to retire your leftover bread; you can always put it to good use. Day-old rye bread can still be used for toasted bread or rye bread croutons, so stick with it because it will improve the parsley soup.


You can store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Take it out when you want round two and reheat the soup slowly on the stove, stirring it occasionally. You can also reheat it in the microwave.


Vegetable stock
1½ l
Leeks, cut into small pieces
Onion, quartered
Parsley roots (approx. 150 g), diced
Celery roots, peeled and diced
450 g
Sprigs of fresh parsley, rinsed
100 g
Cream cheese
150 g
Coarse salt
1 tsp
Freshly ground pepper
To serve
Toasted rye bread or rye bread croutons
250 g

Make a delicious parsley soup

Impress your guests with a delicious parsley soup full of wonderful vegetables. Every whiff of the soup smells incredible, and every spoonful is bursting with tantalising savoury flavours. Enjoy how the rich flavours from vegetable stock mix with onion, celery roots, and parsley to create a deep, complex flavour experience. The melted cream cheese allows for an indulgent touch perfectly paired with crunchy rye bread croutons. In short, this soup embodies the essence of comfort food.

Filled with parsley and celery roots

The heart of this delectable soup is the blend of fresh parsley and celery roots. When they have been through the food processor and are lying comfortably as a mouth-watering blend just simmering away, their fresh, earthy, and mildly sweet flavours mix to create that sought-after savoury flavour. As you enjoy each spoonful, let the smooth texture of the soup and its impressive depth of flavour envelop your palate.

Rich and creamy with cream cheese

The best way to achieve a rich and creamy parsley soup is to add a generous amount of cream cheese. It melts into the soup, imparting a subtle tanginess that helps balance the brilliant flavours of the vegetables. With this addition, you ensure that your parsley soup gets a velvety-smooth, creamy texture that complements the toasted rye bread croutons to perfection.

Are you searching for more suggestions for soups? Then try our potato and parsley soup, or go with something different, like our cheese soup with croutons.

Served with toasted rye bread or rye bread croutons

We recommend toasted rye bread or rye bread croutons to partner with this delectable parsley soup. Great food is about contrast in flavour and contrast in texture. That is why these small golden-brown slices of bread work so well with the soup.

The toasted rye bread provides a hearty and slightly nutty flavour that complements the earthy and savoury soup notes very well. If you opt for rye bread croutons, you will get a more substantial crunch, contributing to the overall experience. Both are delicious options, so it is up to you to choose which one you want. You can find inspiration in our recipes for rye bread chips or homemade croutons.

Get creative and add your own touch to the recipe

Taking your time to get creative and personalise the parsley soup recipe is a great idea. We encourage you to add your own touch, but if you need help getting started, let us bring in a few suggestions.

Consider adding other vegetables to your parsley soup. Go with diced carrots if you want to imbue the soup with a slightly earthy and sweet flavour that adds to the overall depth of the soup. You can also try adding peas. That way, you give the soup a slightly brighter flavour profile that would balance out the savoury flavours.

To give the soup a refreshing zing, try giving the blend a dose of lemon juice and lemon zest. Doing so enhances the overall flavour profile, ranging from sweet and savoury to bright and fresh. The parsley soup can be many different things, but it will always be delicious.