Warm up with this vegan broccoli cheese soup recipe, a very tasty plant-based twist on a classic favorite. It is made with wholesome ingredients like fresh broccoli, sweet potatoes, nutritional yeast flakes for a cheesy flavor, and creamy cashews for a velvety texture. 
This soup is not only satisfying but also nourishing. It is also gluten-free and perfect for those on a health-conscious diet. 

Enjoy this delicious soup all year round, whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a comforting dinner, or a cozy meal to share with friends and family! It is bound to become a new staple in your vegan recipe collection. 

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Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup Ingredients

  • Broccoli Florets: The main ingredient, broccoli florets, add vibrant color, a wealth of nutrients, and a fresh, earthy flavor that is the heart of this soup.
  • Vegetable Broth: Used as the base of the soup, vegetable broth provides a rich, savory depth that enhances all the other flavors. It’s also a light and healthy liquid that complements the heartiness of the vegetables.
  • Onion: Onions are fundamental for building the soup’s foundational flavor, offering sweetness and aroma that intensify upon cooking, adding richness to the dish.
  • Garlic: Adding minced garlic infuses the soup with a robust, pungent flavor that’s essential for creating a full-bodied taste and aromatic presence.
  • Raw Cashews: Blended into the soup, raw cashews provide a creamy texture and nutty taste, acting as a dairy-free way to achieve the luxurious mouthfeel typical of cheese soups.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes contribute natural sweetness, creaminess, and a beautiful orange hue to the soup, enhancing the texture and adding nutritional value, including vitamins A and C.
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes: These flakes are a key ingredient for adding a cheesy flavor without dairy. They also offer additional nutrients like B-vitamins, making them a favorite in vegan cooking.
  • Salt: Salt is essential for enhancing all the other flavors in the soup, helping to balance the sweetness of the vegetables and the nuttiness of the yeast.
  • Cayenne Pepper: A pinch of cayenne pepper adds a subtle heat, providing a gentle kick that contrasts nicely with the creamy texture and earthy flavors.

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 sauté 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 cheese 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 ideas, 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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Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

Flavorful, creamy, and comforting vegan broccoli cheese soup is packed with lots of fiber and nutrients from broccoli and sweet potatoes! It is ready in less than 30 minutes.
4.86 from 14 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan broccoli soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 211kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broccoli florets chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or 1/4 cup vegetable broth for sauteing
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked for 1 hour
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a large saucepan with oil or water over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until soft, about 4 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1332mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3354IU | Vitamin C: 85mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg