Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe served in a bowl.

As a kid broccoli cheddar soup was my JAM. Soup season is really just the best because 1. so cozy 2. one pot clean up, hello. Does it get easier? I don’t think so.

I have wanted to make a vegan version of that comforting cheesy soup I loved as a kid for a long time now, and I am happy to say this soup has become one of my top 5 recipes, easy! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe served in a bowl.

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This broccoli “cheddar” soup uses natural plant-based foods to achieve that traditional broccoli cheddar soup flavor you may have grown up with. No processed cheese needed!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Keyword: Plant-Based Broccoli Soup, Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Author: Taisha
Servings: 6


  • 1/2 onion chopped⁣⁣
  • 5 garlic minced⁣⁣
  • 4 celery chopped⁣⁣
  • 2 large carrots chopped into large 1-2 inch pieces⁣⁣
  • 1 russet potato chopped into large 1-2 inch pieces, skin on⁣⁣
  • 2 yukon gold potatoes chopped into large 1-2 inch pieces, skin on⁣⁣
  • 9 cups veggie broth low sodium, I love @betterthanbouillon⁣⁣
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts⁣⁣
  • 1/2 lemon juiced⁣⁣
  • 4 heads broccoli finely chopped⁣⁣
  • 2 tsp salt to taste ⁣⁣
  • pepper to taste⁣⁣


  • In a large soup pot sauté garlic, onion, and celery for ~5 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  • Add roughly chopped carrots and potatoes, try to keep their sizes close to the same when chopping. About 1-2 inch pieces. Cover with veggie broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until carrots and potato are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stirring every few minutes. ⁣
  • Using a mesh strainer or slotted spoon, remove potatoes and carrots and transfer to a high speed blender with 3 cups of the soup stock, nutritional yeast, hemp hearts, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Blend on high speed until a smooth cream forms. Transfer back to the soup pot and stir to combine.
  • Add chopped broccoli and simmer ~5 minutes until broccoli is cooked. Taste and adjust the salt/pepper to your liking. ⁣⁣
  • Serve with chives or green onions and crunchy chickpeas for some protein and crunch 🙂

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