This vegan broccoli cheese soup recipe is savory, creamy, and packed with vegetables. Let me show you how to make this easy vegan dinner idea now.
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Who says you need actual cheese to make broccoli cheese soup?
With a little help from nutritional yeast and cashews, this vegan broccoli soup recipe hits all the flavor notes that you expect from the traditional recipe.
Even if you aren’t vegan or plant-based, this recipe is a great way to get your family eating more veggies!
Let me show you how to make a delicious vegan broccoli cheese soup that you can either reheat throughout the week for easy lunches or enjoy with your family at dinner.
Nutritional yeast is the same type of yeast that’s used to bake bread or brew beer. However, while bread and beer-making require live yeast, nutritional yeast has been inactivated.
So, instead of helping your baked goods to rise, nutritional yeast is used simply to add a cheesy, umami flavor to whatever you sprinkle it on.
It’s also incredibly nutritious.
Health benefits of nutritional yeast include:
You can find nutritional yeast at most large grocery stores, or buy it online.
Making a broccoli cheese soup that’s vegan is super easy. All you need is a large soup pot and a blender or immersion blender.
Tip: To make this soup even easier, use an immersion blender rather than having to transfer the soup into a blender.
If you are using a standard blender, make sure to blend on low and then gradually increase the speed. Be especially careful as hot liquids can cause the top of your blender to pop off!
You can freeze vegan broccoli soup, but I will say that the texture does get a bit more watery and grainy. To help with this, after reheating, simply blend the soup again and add a splash of a plant-based milk.
To freeze, allow the soup to cool completely. Pour individual servings into small freezer containers. I like using deli containers for this. Freeze for up to 3 months.
To thaw, place a container of soup in the fridge overnight. The next day, reheat it in the microwave or on the stove until bubbling hot.
In my opinion, a soup isn’t complete without toppings or something to dip into it.
Here are some ideas for toppings, but feel free to get creative:
Of course, my FAVORITE pairing with any soup is a slice of freshly baked sourdough bread (or at least bakery-style sourdough).
If you tried this vegan broccoli cheese soup recipe, or any other recipe on the blog let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below!
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Yum! The nutritional yeast really helps to add that cheesy flavor. So tasty!
So glad you enjoyed!
Yum! this soup is fabulous.
Thank you so much Janelle!
Yum! I loved the vegan spin on this recipe, turned out great!
Awesome! So glad to hear that Noelle!
What an absolutely delicious and healthy soup! I love the flavor and consistency that the cashews give to this soup!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it Patty! Yes, the cashews make such a big difference!
Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of my all time favourite soups! This vegan version looks delicious, I’ll have to give it a go 🙂
I hope you do!