Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup
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Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Soup recipe is flavorful, creamy and comforting. It is packed with lots of fiber and nutrients from broccoli and sweet potatoes!

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 theirs but I loved broccoli cheese soup so much as a student in England that 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 Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Soup was created. I used sweet potatoes for the beautiful cheesy color and it also added to the creamy texture along with cashews.

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.

For more recipe idea check out my:

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

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

Per 100g
252 kcal / 1053 kJ
13 g
13 g
24 g


For: 4 servings
15 min
1 h 11 min
Ready in:
1 h 26 min


  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.


Broccoli Cheese Soup

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  1. Ashley
    February 21, 2018

    This soup looks so decedent and delicious. Definitely pinning it, thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 21, 2018

      You are welcome Ashley!

  2. Court
    January 16, 2018

    I’m a novice here…when you say soaked cashews, you mean sit them in water for an hour?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 16, 2018

      That’s right Court, hope you enjoy! You can even boil them for 5 minutes in water. It softens it so you end up with a creamier texture.

  3. Carmen
    January 11, 2018


    Even my picky children enjoyed this recipe!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 11, 2018

      Thank you Carmen, I am so happy that your children enjoyed it!

  4. Tash
    January 4, 2018

    Is the nutritional break down for one of the “14” serves? That is literally close to only a quarter of a cup of broccoli per serve..,

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 4, 2018

      It’s a typo, so I will edit it now, thank you. Four servings