Looking back to when I was a kid, there is something so nostalgic about the thought of broccoli and cheddar soup. Something about it brings me right back to a cozy and warm place where some of my best childhood memories reside. Since becoming vegan, I have had some delicious dairy-free versions of the soup, that bring me right back to the same place.
Today, we thought it would be fun to put a little twist on the classic and turn broccoli cheddar soup into an easy to prepare 30-minute meal.Of course, we had to go potato-style on this one! We stuffed some russets with broccoli, onions, and mushrooms, and topped them with a creamy chipotle cheese sauce for a flavor combo that takes broccoli cheddar soup to a whole new level. Did we mention that this one is oil free and super healthy, too? Talk about a win, win! Honestly, who needs a bowl when you have a potato? We promise this will be your new 30-minute meal go-to when your craving some broccoli and cheddar goodness.The beauty of this recipe really is in the chipotle cheddar cheese sauce. It’s so versatile and easy to make, that you can repurpose it for so many other incredible meal ideas. From dips to sandwich spreads, you can make a huge batch of this chipotle cheddar cheese sauce, and enjoy it all week long!It is also that time of the month again for our collaboration with From My Bowl! We team up with her every month to bring you a brand new recipe with a theme that you vote for over on our Youtube channel. Last month “30-Minute vegan Meals” won — so we put together this recipe while she made an amazing Vegan Pad Thai–check out her recipe and show her some love!Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!
These broccoli cheddar stuffed potatoes are a twist on the classic creamy soup combination. Thinking outside of the bowl, we stuffed potatoes with broccoli, mushrooms, and onions and topped with a creamy chipotle vegan cheese sauce for an easy 30-minute meal.
6 small-medium russet potatoes, washed well and pricked with a knife or fork
1 cup diced white onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli
~ 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water, as needed to sauté
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 chipotle pepper in adobo
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Black pepper to taste, if desired
Optional: Sliced green onions, to garnish
In a medium pot over high heat, bring a large pot over water to a boil. Once boiling, add the diced potatoes, carrots and cashews for the cheese sauce into the water. Place a steamer pot on top long with the 6 small-medium russet potatoes. Cover with a lid and place on the stove on medium heat for 20 minutes for the bottom portion to boil and the potatoes on top to steam.
In the meantime, place a medium pot over medium heat and add in 1/4 cup of vegetable broth. Once the vegetable broth is heated, add in the onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
Add in the mushrooms along with additional vegetable broth as needed to prevent burning (we added 2 tablespoons more), and sauté until it the mushrooms reduce to about half of their size. Add in the frozen broccoli and cook until heated through.
Carefully remove the potatoes, carrots, and cashews from the boiling water and place them in a high-speed blender. Place the large pot back onto the stove with the steamer basket so that the russet potatoes continue to steam.
Add the remaining ingredients for the cheese sauce into the high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Remove the russet potatoes from the steamer basket and carefully cut them open (you may need to allow them to cool if they are too hot to handle). Stuff the potatoes with the sauteed vegetables, then top with the chipotle cheddar cheese sauce.
Hi, we’re Jasmine and Chris! We share fresh and fun recipes to show you that vegan cooking is easy, approachable and delicious. When we’re not blogging, you will probably find us enjoying live music, tending to our backyard garden or playing with our dogs Berry and Louie