This thick and creamy vegan broccoli cheese soup recipe is loaded with “cheesy” goodness that will quench your craving for comfort food any night of the week. Kid-friendly, vegan, gluten-free plus there is a nut-free option.
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Giving up cheese was one of the hardest parts for me while transitioning to being 100% vegan.
The only way that I’ve found to stop the cravings is by “veganizing” my favorite cheesy recipes. That means to still make macaroni and cheese or loaded cheesy broccoli stuffed potatoes when you’re craving it but to just make it without dairy cheese.
There’s no reason to give up your favorite comfort foods, you just need to switch up the ingredients. It can be done, I promise. If it’s done right, even the most experienced cheese lover won’t be able to tell that the dish is completely dairy-free.
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup Without Milk?
Is it possible? Can it be done? Yes, it sure can be done. This soup is proof!
I used to love Panera’s broccoli cheese soup, I would get the large bowl every single time I went. I loved dunking the warm crusty baguette in the hot cheese soup. However, I’m 100% sure that that Panera’s vegetarian broccoli cheddar soup is loaded with heavy cream and dairy cheese– all things that I don’t eat anymore. When I started craving that vegetarian broccoli cheddar soup I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to recreate it without the milk and heavy cream but I did it and it’s delicious. Now, whenever I get that familiar craving, I whip up this vegan broccoli cheese soup and it hits the spot every time.
This soup doesn’t have any faux cheeses, it’s all vegetable based. I like faux cheese shreds for pizza night on quinoa crust pizzas or sprinkled on top of spinach artichoke lasagna but you won’t find it in this vegan broccoli cheese soup.
If you’re craving something cheesy, you need to make this simple vegan broccoli cheese soup ASAP!