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Vegan Broccoli And Cheddar Soup

This vegan take on classic broccoli and cheddar soup is just as delicious and comforting as the original! Cashews and nutritional yeast lend a cheesy flavor to this creamy and wholesome soup.

Tasty Team
85% would make again
Vegan Broccoli And Cheddar Soup


for 10 servings

  • ½ cup cashews (65 g)
  • water, for soaking cashews
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow potatoes, cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlics, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (1.5 mL), divided
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast (140 g)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets, roasted or steamed
  • 10 bread bowls, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 130
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 21g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a small bowl, cover the cashews with water and soak for 1 hour, then drain.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, salt, and 2 cups (480 ml) of vegetable broth. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer the soup to a blender or use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. Return the soup to the pot and rinse out blender.
  4. Add the remaining 4 cups of vegetable broth, the soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, paprika, and pepper and blend until smooth.
  5. Add the cashew mixture to the pot with the soup and stir to combine, then stir in the broccoli. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, until the broccoli is tender.
  6. Ladle the soup into bread bowls and serve.
  7. Enjoy!
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Vegan Broccoli And Cheddar Soup