Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

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Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

My daughter’s first official job was at Panera Bread in Ohio, she enjoyed working there while attending college.

So I asked her what was one of the customer’s favorite soup and she said, their broccoli cheddar soup was definitely a hit!

Personally, I never had Panera broccoli cheese soup,  but I loved broccoli cheese soup so much as a student in England.

I have been making and enjoying vegan versions for many years but somehow I never shared a recipe on here.

Today as I was scouting through my refrigerator wondering what to prepare.

I decided to make a dish with broccoli, so this is how this version of my dairy-free broccoli and cheese soup was created.

I used sweet potatoes for the beautiful cheesy color and it also added to the creamy texture along with cashews.

My daughter and son love it so much, she takes it as packed lunch for college in her thermos.

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

How To Make Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

You won’t miss the cheese nor milk of the conventional recipe

. This is way better for your heart. It is easy to prepare and the results are flavorful. You can use fresh or frozen broccoli to make this soup and you can garnish it with Coconut Bacon.

  1. Heat a large saucepan with oil or water over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until soft, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add broccoli florets stir to coat, add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes until broccoli is tender. Meanwhile, prepare the cheesy sauce.
  3. Place cashews and water in blender and process until smooth. Add sweet potatoes, yeast flakes onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  4. Transfer cheese sauce into a bowl and set aside. Take half the broccoli soup and pulse in a blender (I prefer it to be chunky).
  5. Return the blended soup to the saucepan along with the cheesy sauce and cook stirring until thickened. Enjoy on its own or baked potato, or bread.

For more recipe idea check out my:

  1. Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes
  2. Vegan Broccoli And Rice Casserole
  3. Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Casserole
  4. Vegan White Bean Soup

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 252 kcal / 1053 kJ
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Carbs: 24 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • For:
  • 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat a large saucepan with oil or water over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until soft, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add broccoli florets stir to coat, add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes until broccoli is tender. Meanwhile, prepare the cheesy sauce.
  3. Place cashews and water in blender and process until smooth. Add sweet potatoes, yeast flakes onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  4. Transfer cheese sauce into a bowl and set aside. Take half the broccoli soup and pulse in a blender (I prefer it to be chunky).
  5. Return the blended soup to the saucepan along with the cheesy sauce and cook stirring until thickened. Enjoy on its own or baked potato, or bread.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.