Made with hearty potatoes and nutrient-packed broccoli, this dairy-free, Vegan Broccoli Potato Soup is perfect for anytime of the year!
If you enjoy my Tomato Zucchini Soup, then you'll love this new veggie-packed soup.
Vegan Broccoli Potato Soup to be precise!
This vegan broccoli potato soup recipe was inspired by an amazing soup that Brett and I shared during our time in Switzerland.
There are so many reasons I love this broccoli soup.
It requires less than 10 ingredients.
It's full of vegetables.
It's hearty and satiating thanks to starchy potatoes.
Plus, this broccoli potato soup is creamy, despite it being dairy-free!
Let me walk you through how to make it.
Ingredients You'll Need for Vegan Broccoli Potato Soup
This soup is chock full of plant-based nutrition thanks to cruciferous vegetables and satiating potatoes.
Below I'll list out all of the ingredients you'll need to make this soup.
There are less than 10 ingredients total!
- Red onion (can sub for white/yellow onion)
- White potatoes
- Vegetable broth (or water)
- Black pepper
While this soup contains a lot of produce, all the vegetables used in this soup can last quite a while when stored properly, so you may already have some of these items on hand.
How to Replace Dairy in Soup
Most creamy soups contain dairy in the form of either milk, cream or cheese.
To make soup that's vegan, and therefore dairy-free, you can use a number of different ingredients to replace the dairy.
- Non-dairy milk can easily replace dairy milk.
- Raw cashews or cashew cream (blending cashews and water) is a great substitution for heavy cream.
- White potatoes can mimic dairy in a soup due to their creamy, starchy nature.
- Cauliflower is also a great, low-fat way to add creaminess to soups.
In this vegan broccoli soup recipe, potatoes will be adding the creamy texture that we all know and love!
How to Make Vegan Broccoli Soup
In a large pot, sauté the onion in water or a little olive oil until soft.
Add in the chopped and minced veggies, water and a hefty pinch of salt and pepper.
Bring the water to a boil and then reduce everything to a simmer.
Allow the vegetables to cook until almost tender, about 10-15 minutes
Using an immersion blender or carefully in a regular blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth.
Reheat the soup and then serve it warm!
Best Foods to Pair with Soup
In my opinion, soup is just a dip for different types of crusty bread.
Some of my favorite vegan foods to pair with soup are listed below:
- Vegan Grilled Cheese
- Vegan Garlic Bread
- Toasted Whole Wheat Artisan Bread
- Homemade Italian Bread
- Irish Soda Bread (or farls!)
How to Freeze Soup
Soup is so easy to make in bulk and freeze for later.
I'd highly recommend doubling this recipe and eating one batch right away and freezing the other batch for a quick dinner later in the month.
To freeze soup, simply allow it to cool completely before pouring it into a freezer-safe zip-lock bag.
I like to freeze my soup in a flat layer.
How to Thaw Frozen Soup
When you're ready to enjoy your frozen soup, remove it from the freezer and allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge.
You may want to place the frozen soup on a large plate so that extra moisture doesn't get everywhere.
Hopefully by dinnertime the next day the soup should be thawed enough to pour into a saucepan.
If not, place the frozen soup, still in the bag, in a large bowl of room temperature water.
Heat the thawed soup in a saucepan on the stove!
I'd love to know if you give this recipe a try and what you think, so be sure to leave a comment and a star rating by clicking on the stars in the recipe card. If you enjoyed it, share the recipe with your friends as well!
Vegan Broccoli Potato Soup
- ½ red onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 ½ pounds white potatoes peeled and cut into ½ inch cubed
- 6 cups water or vegetable broth or a mix
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
- ground black pepper
- In a large pot, water sauté the onion until soft.
- Add in the garlic, celery, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, water, salt and pepper. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce everything to a simmer. Allow the vegetables to cook until almost tender, about 10-15 minutes
- Using a immersion blender or carefully in a regular blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth.
- Reheat and serve warm!
Seems like a winner🤗
Cant wait to try.
Thank you so much
Faith VanderMolen says
I hope you enjoy it Marie!
Just curious where all the sodium comes from. If I don't use salt, does that lower it?
How much is one serving.
Faith VanderMolen says
Hi Nikki! Thanks for your comment. We use a nutrition calculator and it may have chosen to calculate the recipe using a high sodium vegetable broth. If you're using low sodium broth or water, the sodium shouldn't be that high! The nutrition facts are just an estimate. Hope that helps!
Barbara Capaldi says
Love this soup and have made it often since discovering your posting. It’s so creamy and no one can believe that it’s dairy free! Do you think it would freeze well if I made a big batch ahead of time?
Faith VanderMolen says
Hi Barbara! That's so great to hear! Thanks so much for letting me know. And yes, it should free welL!
Roshni Parate says
This was amazing! I made it for my family and it was the best soup that we have tasted best. Thank you for sharing a delicious recipe.
That’s so great to hear Roshni! Thank you for commenting and letting me know. Enjoy!
Kara P says
This soup looks amazing! What is the stuff you put on the top?
Hey Kara! Those are hemp seeds and chili flakes!
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
Yum, this looks so smooth and creamy! I love all of the veggies in this soup and your simple method for making sounds amazing!
It really is! I love using it as a sauce too for my rice and veggie entrees. So easy!
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
This sounds like the perfect soup! I love broccoli soup. I love broccoli potato soup. I love cauliflower in everything because it's so dang creamy, so altogether in one pot sound fantastic! And beautiful photos too Faith! I will be trying this one 🙂
Thanks Natalie! I don't think I'd ever tried broccoli soup before, but it's so good! Love the color it gives too:)