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Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe served in a bowl with spoon.

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Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe served in a bowl with spoon.

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup

A cozy and comforting soup that is filled with broccoli, carrots and a thick creamy soup base! Perfect for pairing with bread and cold nights.
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Keyword: Creamy Vegan Soup, Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 onion chopped, about 5 ounces/150g
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil [5ml]
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter [42g]
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour [24g]
  • 2 1/2 cups non-dairy milk unsweetened and unflavored, [600ml]
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth [480ml]
  • 1 large head broccoli cut into pieces, about 11 ounces/320g
  • 1 cup shredded carrots about 4 ounces/110g
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste [1.5g]
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste, [2g]
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast [10g]
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar shreds [112g]
  • 1/2 cup water optional if soup becomes too thick, [60ml]

Instructions

  • In a large pot add the olive oil, garlic, and onion. Cook for 5-7 minutes over low heat until translucent, stir occasionally.
  • Once onions and garlic are fragrant add in the vegan butter and flour. Mix continuously to form a roux. The butter will absorb the flour and it will resemble a dough.
  • When the roux has been formed and it is thick slowly add in the non-dairy milk, about a 1/4 cup (60ml) at a time. Whisking continuously to avoid any clumping. Continue slowly adding non-dairy milk and whisking until all liquid has been added and you are left with a thick but smooth base for the broth.
  • Then add in the veggie broth, salt, pepper, broccoli, nutritional yeast and carrots.
  • Cook on medium low heat for 15 minutes to cook the broccoli and carrots. Keep over a low simmer, stir occasionally. Do not let it boil just simmer and bubble a bit.
  • Add the vegan cheese and continue to cook for 5 more minutes until vegan cheese is melted.
  • Taste the soup and add more salt, black pepper or other seasonings to your preference. The soup will most likely need more salt but I prefer to add it into preference than have it to be too salty. If the soup has become very thick and you like you can add in the water.
  • Enjoy warm and pair with bread, croutons, or a salad.

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1 thought on “Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup”

  1. 5 stars
    I measured everything out in grams so it was super precise. This soup is my life, thank you for making it nut free. My 9 year old said it’s 10 stars out of 5
    I used daiya for the cheddar shreds. This is perfect.

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