Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Cheese Soup. So incredibly rich, creamy, dairy-free, oil-free and just 8 easy ingredients.
Who really loved broccoli cheese soup as a kid? Please tell me you said yes. Well, today I've got a vegan broccoli cheese soup with a twist....a sweet potato-ish, cheesy-ish broccoli soup. Not overly cheesy, but more of a combo of a sweet potato flavor and a cheesy flavor. As you all know by now, I love soup. They are so easy and fast to make and with my schedule lately and for this year, I need easy meals.
I've got an insane month happening, well, an insane next few months. I have so many exciting things that I'm working on and to share with you coming soon. I'm so grateful to be doing what I love and getting to share it with all of you. I'm especially excited to share with you another soup recipe. It's going to be getting in the 80's soon here in Texas, so I need to get up some more soup recipes before it gets too hot and you all think I'm crazy.
One of my absolute favorite recipes my mom made for us growing up, was broccoli cheese soup. I'm not talking about the purred broccoli soup where there is no visible broccoli florets left. No, I want the chunks please, thank you. Roasted chunks, to be exact. I did my usual roasted broccoli trick that I do for a lot of my soups. As I've mentioned before, I hate overly cooked/soggy broccoli, which happens a lot when you cook it in the pot. I avoid all this by roasting my broccoli under tender and just beginning to brown. It adds such a better flavor and texture to my soups.
This Vegan Sweet Potato Broccoli Cheese Soup is so satisfying, creamy and comforting. Even though this soup is vegan and not an ounce of dairy in it, you'd never know by how silky, smooth it is, thanks to using brown rice flour and cashew milk. The soup my mom made was obviously loaded with dairy and processed cheese. Yummy, yes, but I'm no way interested in putting that in my body anymore. So, I created a healthier, but still absolutely delicious, version. It does not taste as intensely cheesy as the one I used to consume, and it is sweeter because of the sweet poatoes, but it's delicious in it's own right. Lots of veggies and flavor going on here.
I decided to give the traditional broccoli cheese soup a dairy-free version and a twist, by adding sweet potatoes. My first trial was with regular potatoes and it just was a bit bland for my taste and a bit too starchy for what I was going for. Sweet potatoes taste much less starchy than regular potatoes, plus they also give a beautiful color.
I love this soup and I hope you do too! Please leave me feedback below after you make it and if you like, I'd love to see your pic on Instagram @thevegan8 and don't forget my hashtag #thevegan8 so it saves to my page and this way I won't miss the notification!
I'm a huge potato soup fan in general and if you are too, then make sure to check out one of my most popular recipes, this Low-fat Smoky Broccoli Potato Soup!