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Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
This Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup is loaded with cheesy goodness and totally dairy free! It's so thick and creamy and ready in just 30 minutes.
from above shot of vegan broccoli cheese soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth or olive oil, for sauteing
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium russet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1-2 cups water, as needed (see instructions)
  • 4 cups bite sized broccoli florets

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot, saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil for 2-3 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • To the pot, add the potato, carrots, cashews, vegetable broth, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika and salt. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, until fork tender.
  • Working in batches if needed, transfer the soup carefully to a blender and blend until very smooth.
  • Return the mixture back to the pot. If your soup is too thick, add water until a desired consistency is reached (I used 1 cup of water). Add in the bite sized broccoli florets and stir into the soup. 
  • Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer for 10 minutes, until the broccoli is soft and cooked. 
  • Serve, topping with non-dairy cheddar cheese shreds, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. If you have a nut allergy, you may make this without the cashews, it just won't be quite as creamy and rich.
  2. If desired, you may use a immersion blender once the broccoli is cooked to create a creamier broccoli cheese soup without chunks of broccoli florets. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 245kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 740mg, Potassium: 991mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 8973IU, Vitamin C: 92mg, Calcium: 91mg, Iron: 3mg