Vegan Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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5 from 2 votes

Vegan Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Creamy, cheesy, comforting broccoli cheddar soup that's 100% plant-based, dairy-free and a much healthier alternative to your Panera favorite.
Course: Soup, vegan soup
Cuisine: Gluten-free Vegan, Healthy Vegan, Oil-free, Plant-based, WFPB
Keyword: broccoli cheddar soup, panera copycat, plant-based soup, vegan broccoli cheddar soup, vegan panera, vegan soup, wfpb soup


  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 bags frozen broccoli 20 oz of frozen broccoli
  • 2 large russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup veggie broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp turmeric


  • In a large soup pot, saute onions and frozen broccoli in 1/2 cup veggie broth on medium high heat until cooked and the broccoli is easily broken up with a spatula.
  • Boil the potatoes and cashews in another pot and cook until super soft. Then strain and add into the blender. (10-15 minutes)
  • Into the blender with the cashews and potatoes add nutritional yeast, garlic, salt, pepper, non-dairy milk and water. Blend until completely smooth. If your blender has a hard time blending this up, pour half of it out and blend in two batches.
  • Pour the potato cheese mixture into the soup pot with the broccoli. Pour in the rest of the veggie broth and the turmeric and stir until combined. Heat on medium until warmed all the through.
  • Serve and enjoy!