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Chickpea Cheezy Broccoli Soup (Vegan, GF)

This cheezy broccoli soup is rich & creamy but loaded with veggies and plant-based protein! Healthy, vegan, & gluten-free comfort food made in one pot.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 ribs of celery diced
  • 2 carrots julienned
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli florets and stems separated
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth*
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ cup vegan shredded cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Add chickpeas and water to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat and add onions and garlic. Sauté for a minute or two to soften, then add carrots, celery, and chopped broccoli stems and cook for another minute. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  • Add nutritional yeast and stir to combine with the veggies.
  • Add chickpea mixture, vegetable broth, and spices. Bring to a boil, then add broccoli florets and lower to simmer. Simmer about 10 minutes or until broccoli florets are tender.
  • Mix in vegan cheese and continue to simmer another 2 minutes, stirring frequently to melt the cheese. Once the cheese has melted into the soup, turn off the heat, and add salt/pepper to taste.


*I use Better than Bouillon and mix 1 ½ tsp with 1 ½ cups water.