Vegan Recipes

30 Minute Broccoli Cheddar Soup

30 Minute Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Warm up your winter days with this comforting and flavorful 30 Minute Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Packed with wholesome ingredients and ready in just half an hour, this creamy soup is perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. Made with fresh broccoli, aromatic onions, rich cheddar cheese, and a blend of savory spices, this homemade soup is sure to become a favorite in your household. Whether you’re craving a cozy lunch or a simple dinner, this easy-to-make Broccoli Cheddar Soup is the perfect choice.

Full Recipe:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour blend)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or vegan cheddar cheese)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • Chopped fresh chives or green onions, for garnish (optional)


  1. Sauté Aromatics:
    • Warm the olive oil in a big Dutch oven or saucepan over medium heat. Cook the minced garlic and chopped onion for about three to four minutes, until the garlic becomes fragrant and the onion turns soft.
  2. Add Broccoli:
    • Add fresh broccoli florets and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Prepare Soup Base:
    • Put veggie broth in the kettle and cook. Cook broccoli for 8-10 minutes until soft.
  4. Make Roux:
    • Create a slurry by gently whisking together milk and flour in a small bowl. Continue swirling while gently pouring the slurry into the cooking soup.
  5. Thicken Soup:
    • Keep simmering the soup for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until it starts to thicken.
  6. Add Cheese:
    • Reduce the heat and slowly stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until it melts and combines with the soup. Season with salt, pepper, and a touch of nutmeg, if desired. Feel free to alter the seasoning to your taste.
  7. Blend (Optional):
    • To have a smoother consistency, use an immersion blender to mix the soup until it is creamy. As an alternative, you can transfer portion of the soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Then, you can return it to the pot.
  8. Serve:
    • Serve the 30 Minute Broccoli Cheddar Soup in bowls. Enjoy your meal while it’s still hot!

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Makes about 4 servings):

  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 17g

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