Easy Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

Easy Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup


This comforting soup is lusciously cheesy with just the right amount of nutritious broccoli. Make this easy vegan broccoli cheese soup for a cozy winter meal that will warm you right up! 


Easy vegan broccoli cheese soup in a bowl with a spoon


An Extra “Cheesy” Dairy-Free Soup

My Grandma made the best Broccoli Cheese Soup. It was SO GOOD, broccoli even became my favorite vegetable as a child and to be honest, I have missed this soup– for years!

But now, we can indulge in extra cheesy broccoli soup even while following a plant-based diet. Woohoo! 


Vegan broccoli cheese soup ingredients


A Plant-Based Twist on a Classic Recipe

This comforting soup is extra rich and creamy. The cashews add richness and the saltiness of the vegan cheddar cheese is a match made in soup heaven. 

However, then you throw in tons of broccoli for an easy to make meal that checks all the boxes. Yes, you are going to enjoy this one down to the last creamy drop. 


Broccoli florets in a pot for steaming



  • Broccoli Nutritious and delicious, broccoli makes this twist on a classic soup familiar. 
  • Carrot and Potato –  Carrot and potato add important starches into this soup, giving it a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Onion & Garlic  –  To deepen the flavors, add onion and garlic to the base of this soup before blending. 
  • Vegetable Broth  –   Homemade or store bought, using vegetable broth instead of water is going to bring any soup to the next level. 
  • Vegan Cheddar Cheese ShredsWith only 1 cup of dairy-free cheddar cheese, this vegan soup becomes deliciously rich and cheesy.
  • Seasonings/Spices  –  By using a combination of nutritional yeast, miso paste, dijon mustard, paprika, onion powder, and pepper your soup will have the aroma and taste of cheese without any dairy needed. 


The Blended soup in a blender with the steamed broccoli added


FAQ & Easy Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup Tips:

  • Can frozen broccoli be used instead of fresh

    • Absolutely. Feel free to use approximately 5 cups of frozen broccoli florets instead. Additionally, it will cut down on the prep/cook time which is always nice too! 
  • Do you have to use the carrot and potato? 

    • Nope. We love this addition because it gives the soup an extra healthy boost but they can be omitted if you like. However, just be aware that the soup won’t be quite as thick and luscious. 
  • Make it Pretty

    • To create a fancy look when serving, we suggest saving a few of the steamed broccoli florets to use as a garnish. Simply add them to the top of the soup for a healthy and beautiful looking soup bowl.  
  • Reheating 

    • We recommend adding a little extra vegetable broth when you are reheating this soup because it tends to thicken up. Just a tablespoon or two should suffice and just stir it in prior to either heating in the microwave or on the stovetop. 


Adding shredded vegan cheddar cheese to a stockpot with the broccoli cheese soup


Comfort in a Bowl 🥣

This warm and comforting soup instantly transports me back to my grandparent’s kitchen. It’s amazing how with a few simple ingredient tweaks, you can still feel the love of a traditional recipe. We hope you experience the same. Enjoy!

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A bowl of easy vegan broccoli cheese soup


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Easy vegan broccoli cheese soup in a bowl with a spoon

Easy Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 25 min.
  • Total Time: 35 min.
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Steam, Sauté, Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A creamy and nutritious dairy-free soup that’s also indulgent. This easy vegan broccoli cheese soup is deceptively good for you!




  1. Using your preferred method, steam the broccoli florets for 5 minutes. Set aside. 
  2. In a stock pot over medium/high heat, add the oil along with the carrot and onion. Cook, stirring frequently until they start to brown and the onion is fragrant. Approx. 2 minutes. 
  3. Next, add the potato and garlic. Stir for 1 minute to allow garlic to brown slightly. Now add the vegetable stock and cashews. Bring to a boil and allow to cook for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes allow it to cool slightly. 
  4. While the pot cools, separate the florets from the stems of your steamed broccoli
  5. Once the pot is cool to the touch, transfer the contents to a blender along with the nutritional yeast, miso paste, Dijon mustard, pepper, paprika and onion powder. Blend on high until very smooth. Approx 1-2 minutes. 
  6. When your soup is smooth, add the steamed broccoli stems and blend them briefly into the soup. Pour the soup back into the stock pot and return it to the stove over medium/low heat. 
  7. Stir the broccoli florets and vegan cheddar into the soup and allow the soup to heat to your desired serving temperature. Serve immediately and Enjoy!
  8. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


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Step-by-Step Instructional Photos

Vegan broccoli cheese soup ingredients Chopped broccoli florets and potato on a cutting board with diced carrot, onion, and minced garlic

Broccoli florets in a pot for steaming Steamed broccoli on a cutting board

Diced carrot, onion, and minced garlic cooking in a stock pot Vegetable broth and raw cashews added to the stock pot along with seasoning

The transferred soup base added to a blender with nutritional yeast The Blended soup in a blender with the steamed broccoli added

Adding shredded vegan cheddar cheese to a stockpot with the broccoli cheese soup A bowl of easy vegan broccoli cheese soup

Easy vegan broccoli cheese soup in a bowl with broccoli and a baguette in the background Easy vegan broccoli cheese soup in a bowl with a spoon



2 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup”

  • I have been wondering what to fix this week and now I know. The broccoli cheese soup looks amazing and so easy. The pictures and graphics makes it simple to follow the directions. Thank you Meayless Mskeovers!

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