Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup {Vegan}

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Guys, this Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe is ridiculously easy: you steam the broccoli, make the cheeze sauce and then blitz the two together in the blender. That’s it!

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup made with 4 minute cheeze sauce
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

It’s especially easy if you’ve got some 4 minute cheeze sauce mix on hand. But even if you don’t and you have to make the cheeze sauce from it’s still fast. My cheeze sauce is made from 4 simple ingredients, including almond flour (aka almond meal) so there is no soaking time or other time-consuming prep work. You combine 4 dry ingredients in a bowl, add that with some water to a blender and blend it for a minute. Then you dump the blended mix into a saucepan and cook it for a few minutes until its thick and stretchy. That is is! Done.

#eating together made easy

This soup is 100% plant-based. If you’re a vegetarian or reducetarian, or eating with someone who is, the soup is delicious garnished with some dairy-based cheese. I do this all of the time — that is use cheeze and cheese together. It’s a great way to reduce your cheese consumption.

Let’s make Broccoli Cheese Soup!

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
13 mins

This vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup is warm, hearty, and ready in minutes. Just steam the broccoli, blitz up the cheeze sauce and blend together. It's just that simple.

Course: dinner, lunch, side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4 minute cheeze sauce recipe, broccoli cheese soup, broccoli cheeze soup, broccoli with cheese sauce, cheese and broccoli soup, vegan broccoli cheese soup
Diet: reducetarian, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Sylvia Eastman
  • 4 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup 4 minute cheeze sauce mix + 1 1/2 cups water {See Recipe Notes for link}
  • milk of choice, optionally, to thin the soup
Optionally, if you don't have 4 minute cheeze sauce mix:
  • 3/4 cup almond flour {also called almond meal, or ground blanched almonds"
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Optionally, for serving
  • shredded cheese/cheeze of choice
  • nutritional yeast
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  1. In a large pot, steam the broccoli for about 10 minutes or until tender.

  2. Make the cheeze sauce, by combining either 4 minute cheeze sauce mix or the individual ingredients, in the blender,

    Blend on high for one minute.

    Transfer to a small saucepan and cook and stir over medium heat for about 3 minutes, until cheese sauce is thick and stretchy. 

  3. Put the steamed broccoli and cheeze sauce in your blender and blend until it reaches your desired level of creaminess. If necessary, thin it out with a little milk or water.

    Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.

  4. Optionally, garnish with nutritional yeast, or shredded cheeze/cheese of your choice. I scattered on some crushed peppercorns for the photo, as we love pepper around here.

Recipe Notes

Storage and Reheating

You can store the soup in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat it over low to medium heat, stirring to remove any thickened or curdled looking bits. 

About 4 Minute Cheese/Cheeze Sauce Mix

This is just a pre-combined version of all of the cheese sauce ingredients, except the water. You can find the recipe for this awesome pantry staple here. I made the pantry-staple version because I was using the cheeze sauce so often, it just saved a bit of time. Then once I had it handy, I started creating a bunch of recipes that incorporate it. I figured everyone else would appreciate that same convenience too! 

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Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup made with 4 minute cheeze sauce
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

More cheeze please!

If you are looking for more cheezy recipes, check out Corn Chip Casserole: Two Ways,  Cheezy Roasted Cauliflower with Smoked Almonds and Dates, hot chili grilled cheeze, this awesome dairy-free spinach dip, and Easy Cheezy Broccoli Soup.

I’ve got lots more cheezy recipes in the queue. I’ve made “4 minute cheeze” a category, so you can easily find the recipes on my site.

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  1. I can’t stop! I made this again for dinner tonight. This time it was a broc-cauli combo. Cruciferous Chowder? Brassica Bisque? The easy factor is awesome. You don’t even need a ladle – just pour from the blender!

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