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30-Minute Roasted Broccoli Chowder

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

This broccoli chowder recipe takes just 30 minutes to make, is packed with flavor, is light, and also quite good for you! And without any cream or cheese!

Delicious and super easy to make, this 30 MINUTE broccoli chowder is made with roasted broccoli, cashews and potatoes. Check out!

Somehow winter seems to have snuck up on me. I've pulled my winter coats down and my morning walks are now accompanied by a steaming thermos of lemon water and a hat pulled over my ears. But what should I expect really? I live in the Northeast and it's December…

Okay fine, point taken.

Luckily, with the onset of winter, my ferocious season of soup cooking begins. I've made countless batches of my sweet potato and black bean quinoa chili, my roasted garlic cauliflower chowder and now this: a creamy, dreamy, lightened up broccoli chowder recipe. It's seriously my dream come true you guys.

Delicious and super easy to make, this 30 MINUTE broccoli chowder is made with roasted broccoli, cashews and potatoes. Check out!

When I was dating my high school boyfriend, we used to go to Panera all the time. Romantic, I know, but it was because I was straight up obsessed with their broccoli cheddar soup. I'd order a bowl of that and get two pieces of their crispy baguette to dip into it. Little did I know, I was consuming an exorbitant amount of unhealthy fats, loads of dairy and heaps of added sodium.

Plus the bread? Yeah, not so healthy in retrospect.

But damn if that soup wasn't delicious! So today I'm sharing my own version of that broccoli cheddar soup, but stripping out the junk and adding in nutritious, wholesome ingredients.

How to make THE BEST DAMN Broccoli Chowder ever! Roasted veggies with nutritional yeast and hummus!

How to make THE BEST DAMN Broccoli Chowder ever! Roasted veggies with nutritional yeast and hummus!

The base of the soup is roasted broccoli and organic potato, which is then blended up with raw cashews, nutritional yeast and hummus. Yes, hummus! It makes the soup extra creamy, adds a nice flavor and I promise doesn't make it taste strange at all.

You actually probably recognize the base from my Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder which I shared last winter, and you're right. We're taking a similar base, swapping out the cauliflower for broccoli and adding in a bunch more nutritional yeast to give it that nice cheesy flavor.

The result is a creamy broccoli chowder that takes just 30 minutes to make, it's flavorful and light, and is actually quite good for you!

This is the BEST DAMN broccoli chowder on the planet! Packed with flavor, super thick and creamy and made WITHOUT any dairy!

It's the kind of soup you're going to want to make over and over again this winter. I've already made it three times and have loved every bite…or slurp I guess I should say.

And if you're like me and are dying for something to dip into this creamy chowder, might I recommend either my mini quinoa pizza bites (without the toppings of course), or a few slices of either my quinoa almond flour bread or my high-protein quinoa bread. All three would be perfect.

This is the BEST DAMN broccoli chowder on the planet! Packed with flavor, super thick and creamy and made WITHOUT any dairy!

Now it's time my friend. Time for you to whip up a batch of this chowder, grab a warm blanket and cozy up on the couch to binge watch your favorite show on Netflix. Or is that just me?

Happy souping!

xo Alyssa

This quick broccoli chowder is made in only 30 minutes, is filled with the flavors of roasted veggies and it's high in protein, so it's satisfying and delicious!

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30-Minute Roasted Broccoli Chowder

A creamy, dreamy, lightened up broccoli chowder recipe

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, chowder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
soaking time for cashews 2 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 348 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add cashews to a bowl, cover with hot water and let soak for at least 2 hours.
  2. While cashews are soaking, preheat the oven to 425ºF. Peel and chop the potatoes and arrange them on a baking sheet with the broccoli. Drizzle with about oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 20 - 25 minutes until the broccoli is starting to brown and the potatoes are soft (they don't have to be totally soft because we'll be blending them later). Allow the veggies to cool slightly. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of broccoli and add the remaining vegetables into a high powered blender.
  4. Drain and rinse the cashews, adding them to the blender along with the nutritional yeast, hummus and quinoa. Pour in 3 cups of broth, miso, garlic powder, lemon juice and additional salt and pepper, and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasonings (adding more garlic, salt, pepper, miso or other seasonings) as desired.
  5. Finely chop the reserved broccoli and add to the blender. Stir with a wooden spoon (don't reblend) and serve warm topped with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
30-Minute Roasted Broccoli Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 364mg 15%
Potassium 1264mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 3g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 17%
Vitamin C 162.7%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 40.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


 

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  1. Wow! I was surprised at how much flavor this dish had!! I just ate it for dinner and it was so tasty! I didnt miss the cheese at all! I didnt have the miso, so it was the only thing I didnt add. I couldnt find the miso paste at the market… thank you for another amazing and flavorful recipe!!!

  2. we made this last week when we had a dinner guest and it was the BEST broccoli soup i’ve ever had! We’re on our way to Sprouts to do our weekly grocery haul and it was a special request by my 2yo!!! so yum.

  3. I’m so excited to try this. I was crushed when I realized Panera’s broccoli-cheddar wasn’t vegetarian. (Apparently that’s completely normal, but I always made mine with veggie broth, so it never occurred to me.)

    • Wow, I would have NEVER guessed that! Seems so silly to make a soup that doesn’t have meat with a meat-based broth. I think you’ll love this one though, Mary. Excited to hear how it turns out for you! xo

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