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Easy Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

This vegan and gluten-free Broccoli Cheese Soup is warm, hearty, and ready in minutes. Just steam the broccoli, blitz up the cheese sauce and blend together. It's just that simple.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheese soup, cheese and broccoli soup, easy vegan broccoli cheese soup, mother mix, vegan broccoli cheese soup
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Sylvia Eastman


  • 4 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup Mother Mix + 1 1/2 cups water (See Recipe Instructions for link)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (Add more to taste)
  • milk of choice, optionally, to thin the soup

Optionally, if you don't have the Mother Mix:

  • 3/4 cup almond flour {also called almond meal, or ground blanched almonds}
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast (Add more to taste)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Optionally, for serving

  • shredded cheese, of choice
  • more nutritional yeast
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  • In a large pot, steam the broccoli for about 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Make the cheese sauce, by combining the Mother Mix, additional nutritional yeast, and water 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 5 minutes, until cheese sauce is thick and stretchy. 
  • Put the steamed broccoli and cheese 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.
  • Optionally, garnish with a handful of shredded cheese of your choice, or some additional nutritional yeast.


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. 

Using Frozen Broccoli

We haven't tested this yet, but frozen broccoli would probably work fine for this recipe. Just follow the cooking directions on your package, and then combine it with the cheese sauce. 

About the Mother Mix

The Mother Mix gives you a jumpstart on a number of recipes on this site. It's vegan and gluten-free and made from all-natural ingredients. You can find the recipe for this awesome pantry staple here. 


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg