Broccoli “Cheese” Soup – Dairy-Free and Easy

Broccoli cheese soup is one of my comfort foods – cheesy, creamy and full of flavor.  Here is a dairy-free version that you can make in a slow cooker or Instant Pot and is sure to be a hit at your house like it is in mine!

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe - Real, Healthy, Dairy-Free and Easy!

Eat Your Broccoli

Broccoli is a staple vegetable in our house!  It’s on my grocery list every single week.  I do pick up other seasonal vegetables to mix it up, but broccoli is ever present.  I prefer to buy organic broccoli, but it’s not a must.  It’s not on the 2016 “Dirty Dozen” list so I tend to give myself a break if conventional broccoli is the only thing at the grocery store that day.  However, lately I’ve been buying a three-pound bag of organic broccoli florets from Costco.  I cannot pass that up and since it’s already washed and trim it makes it super simple to throw into a recipe or for snacking.

How to get creative with those little green trees 

Since we usually eat our way through 3-4 pounds every couple of weeks, I have had to get creative with it.  I mean, you can only eat steamed broccoli so many days in a row.  I love adding it to stir frys, scrambled eggs and casseroles.  But, my favorite way to use broccoli is in soups!  I love adding a couple handfuls of florets to most any soup and of course making it the star of the show in broccoli cheese soup.

Dairy-Free, but still very creamy

As a paleo/primal/real food family we’ve dramatically cut back on our dairy consumption.  Aside from the occasional sprinkling of raw cheddar and of course, grass-fed butter, we’re dairy-free.  This recipe is a faux broccoli cheese soup that will have your family thinking it must be full of cheese.  I use a not-so-secret ingredient to get that nutty, cheesy flavor that is so familiar in this old favorite.  And bonus…you can make this in your Instant Pot in about 15 minutes.  Don’t have an Instant Pot?  Well, put it on your wish list!  It’s a game changer in my real food kitchen.  It can dramatically cut down on cooking time and pot-watching.  However, if you don’t have an Instant Pot or pressure cooker this can easily be done in a pot on the stove.

Broccoli Cheese Soup - Instant Pot

Nutritional Yeast

No dairy here, folks.  I love to use nutritional yeast in this (and many other recipes) to give it a cheesy flavor without using actual cheese.  Nutritional yeast is a yellow flake that resembles fish food.  But don’t worry, it’s much tastier.  It’s a yeast that is grown on molasses.  It’s harvested, washed and dried with heat to “deactivate” the yeast.  The result is a unique seasoning that vegetarians and vegans have loved using for a long time.  Nutritional yeast boasts high levels of B-12 and has eight grams of protein per 1/4 cup serving.  This is a great pantry staple to have on hand.  I love sprinkling it on stove-top popcorn and vegetables (even boring steamed broccoli).

I hope you give this simple soup a try!

Instantpot Dairy Free Broccoli “Cheese” Soup
Recipe Type: vegan, paleo, vegetarian
Cuisine: soup
Author: Julie – My Merry Messy Life
Serves: 6 cups
This Broccoli “no cheese” soup is a cinch to whip up. Hearty and jam packed with nutrients.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds of broccoli, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 4 cups of [url href=”http://mymerrymessylife.com/2015/03/how-to-make-easy-healing-bone-broth.html” target=”_blank”]bone broth[/url] (or any broth you have on hand)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried organo
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • After cooking, stir in:
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients minus the coconut milk and nutritional yeast to your Instant Pot.
  2. Cook on manual pressure for 10 minutes (it will take about 5 minutes to come to pressure)
  3. Quick release
  4. Add the coconut milk and nutritional yeast
  5. Blend with an immersion blender till it’s the consistency you love
  6. Enjoy!
3.4.3177

 

About Julie Quates

Julie is a naturally minded momma to a sweet one year old boy. She discovered Paleo in 2012 and used real food to conquer several health challenges. Julie shares her passion for sustainability, homesteading, gentle parenting and natural motherhood on Instagram and Facebook .

Comments

  1. Say, you got a nice article post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  2. Wow! Thank you! I always needed to write on my website something like that. Can I implement a part of your post to my site?

  3. You write Formidable articles, keep up good work.

  4. I like this post, enjoyed this one thanks for posting .

  5. I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your web site?

  6. service. Do you ave any? Please allow me understand in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  7. As a Newbie, I am constantly browsing online for articles that can benefit me. Thank you

  8. You really make it appear so easy with your presentation however I find this matter to be actually something which I feel I would never understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely wide for me. I am taking a look forward for your subsequent post, I will attempt to get the hold of it!

  9. naturally like your web site but you need to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very bothersome to tell the truth however I’ll surely come back again.

  10. I have not checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  11. A lot of thanks for all of your work on this web site. Kim take interest in doing investigations and it is easy to see why. Most of us hear all regarding the compelling way you render functional techniques through this blog and as well as strongly encourage contribution from others about this article while our own simple princess is certainly starting to learn a great deal. Take advantage of the remaining portion of the year. You are doing a useful job.

  12. It as arduous to search out knowledgeable individuals on this topic, but you sound like you already know what you are speaking about! Thanks

  13. Your means of explaining the whole thing in this post is truly nice, all be able to effortlessly understand it, Thanks a lot.

  14. Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, let alone the content!

  15. I was just looking for this info for a while. After six hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your website. I wonder what’s the lack of Google strategy that don’t rank this kind of informative websites in top of the list. Generally the top sites are full of garbage.

  16. I was just seeking this info for some time. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your web site. I wonder what is the lack of Google strategy that do not rank this kind of informative sites in top of the list. Normally the top web sites are full of garbage.

  17. I was just looking for this information for a while. After six hours of continuous Googleing, finally I got it in your web site. I wonder what is the lack of Google strategy that do not rank this type of informative sites in top of the list. Usually the top web sites are full of garbage.

  18. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the page layout of

  19. I do agree with all the ideas you’ve introduced to your post. They are really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for novices. May just you please prolong them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

  20. you are actually a good webmaster. The website loading pace is incredible. It kind of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve performed a fantastic job on this subject!

  21. Whats Going down i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It positively helpful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to give a contribution & help different users like its helped me. Good job.

  22. You are my intake, I own few web logs and very sporadically run out from brand . Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. by E. B. White.

  23. Wow, superb weblog structure! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging glance easy. The total look of your web site is excellent, neatly as the content material!

  24. Nice blog here! Also your website rather a lot up fast! What web host are you the usage of? Can I get your associate link for your host? I desire my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  25. Hey, you used to write great, but the last few posts have been kinda boring¡K I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

  26. I’m still learning from you, as I’m trying to achieve my goals. I definitely liked reading everything that is written on your website.Keep the aarticles coming. I loved it!

  27. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or weblog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this site. Reading this info So i¡¦m satisfied to exhibit that I have an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I so much surely will make sure to don¡¦t overlook this website and provides it a glance on a constant basis.

Speak Your Mind

*