I haven't made this for awhile, but had a hankering. It's based off of a recipe from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook but I just used it as a guide and made my own measurements (although I must use the term loosely). My kids raved about it. Even hubby tried a taste (he wasn't fond of the real version before either...no meat...but he said the taste was pretty close to the dairy-filled version, so I'll take that as a compliment.
"Cheesy" Broccoli Soup
(all measurements are a rough guide - I usually don't measure much when I make soups)
3 large carrots, diced
2 medium onions, diced
4 medium potatoes, diced
7 cups water or broth (or enough to cover cooking veggies)
3 cups cooked or canned white beans (northern or navy)
1 cup nutritional yeast
juice from half a lemon
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt (probably around 2-3 tsp if using water, less if using broth)
3 cups steamed broccoli
In a large soup pot, sautee carrot and onion until onion becomes translucent & soft. Add potatoes and water or broth, cover and let boil until veggies are very soft. Add beans, spices, lemon juice and nutritional yeast. Blend in batches (be careful to hold a towel tightly over the blender lid or it will pop off and burn you). Add pureed soup back into pan and add broccoli. Taste and adjust spices if necessary.