Delicious Vegetable Cheese Soup for a Cozy Night In

Welcome to my food blog! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am passionate about sharing healthy and delicious recipes with my readers. Today, I’m excited to share my all-natural vegetable cheese soup recipe with you. This recipe is perfect for those who want a healthy and hearty meal that’s easy to make.

If you’re someone who loves soup, this recipe is definitely for you! It’s creamy, savory, and packed with nutritious ingredients that will make you feel good from the inside out. And if you’re someone who isn’t a big fan of vegetables, don’t worry! The cheese in this recipe gives it a rich and comforting taste that will have you craving more.

One of the best parts about this recipe is that it’s completely organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It’s made without any processed ingredients or artificial flavors, making it a great choice for those who are looking to eat more whole foods. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply want to eat healthier, this soup is a great way to get in some of your daily nutrients while still enjoying delicious comfort food.

So, without further ado, let’s get started on making this amazing vegetable cheese soup!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

All Natural Vegetable Cheese Soup
All Natural Vegetable Cheese Soup

Are you looking for a delicious, healthy and nutritious soup that will satisfy your cravings without adding unnecessary calories? Look no further! My all-natural vegetable cheese soup recipe is just what the doctor ordered.

This soup recipe is made with only the best organic vegetables, and it’s both gluten-free and dairy-free, making it the perfect choice for anyone who is health-conscious or has dietary restrictions. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a creamy and satisfying bowl of soup that will warm you from the inside out.

But that’s not all. This vegetable cheese soup recipe also features two types of delicious cheeses: gouda and havarti. The combination of these two cheeses adds an intense flavor to the soup that will leave you begging for more. And let’s not forget about the heavy whipping cream, which takes this creamy soup to another level.

This soup recipe is versatile and can be customized to your liking with different vegetable additions or substitutions. Whether you prefer broccoli cheese or cheddar cheese soup, this vegetable cheese soup recipe is perfect for any occasion.

But wait, there’s more! This healthy broccoli cheese soup is perfect for weight loss diets, keto diets, or low-carb diets. It’s also vegan-friendly when made with dairy-free substitutes like nutritional yeast or alternative cheeses like velveeta cheese.

In summary, my all-natural vegetable cheese soup recipe is easy to make, nutritious, and absolutely delicious. Give it a try and see why everyone loves it!

Ingredient List

 A warm and hearty bowl of vegetable cheese soup to brighten up your day
A warm and hearty bowl of vegetable cheese soup to brighten up your day

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to create this rich and creamy Vegetable Cheese Soup:

  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 cans of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of cubed havarti cheese
  • 1 cup of cubed gouda cheese
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 4 cups of homemade or organic vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and white pepper to taste
  • Optional: cooked chicken breast or nutritional yeast for added protein and flavor

These simple organic ingredients work together harmoniously to make a flavorful, satisfying soup.

The Recipe How-To

 Cheesy goodness and fresh veggies in every spoonful
Cheesy goodness and fresh veggies in every spoonful

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to assemble them and start cooking. Here is the step-by-step guide on how to make this creamy and delicious Vegetable Cheese Soup.


  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 celery ribs finely chopped
  • 2 cans of white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 3 cups of homemade vegetable broth (you can use store-bought too)
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • Sea salt and white pepper to taste
  • 6 oz gouda cheese grated
  • 6 oz havarti cheese grated


  1. Place a large pot over medium heat and add extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot but not smoking, add the chopped onions to the pot and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until they turn tender.
  3. Add in the finely chopped celery ribs and continue to cook for another 3 minutes, until the celery softens up.
  4. Next, add in the drained white beans and shredded chicken to the pot.
  5. Pour in the homemade vegetable broth and bring everything to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and allow the soup base to simmer for around 10 minutes.
  7. After that, using an immersion blender or transfer to a blender in batches, purees all ingredients until smooth.
  8. While the soup base simmers, prepare the cheese mixture by combining havarti cheese, gouda cheese, heavy whipping cream, sea salt, and white pepper together.
  9. Slowly whisk in the cheese mixture into simmering soup base until fully melted
  10. Continue to stir constantly till you’ve reached a creamy soup consistency.
  11. Season to adjust the taste further after the soup is finished.

Serving and Pairing:

Serve the soup hot, and garnish each bowl with a sprig of fresh parsley. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner, especially on a winter day when you need something cozy to warm you up.

Tips for Perfect Results:

  • Don’t rush melting the cheese into the soup base. Heat too high can cause the cheese to clump or curdle.
  • If you want a thinner consistency in your soup, add more vegetable broth until it reaches your ideal thickness.
  • To add extra flavor, use roasted chicken instead of boiled chicken.

Finally, sit back and enjoy your homemade Vegetable Cheese Soup knowing that it is gluten-free and dairy-free, perfect for those who have dietary restrictions or on a weight loss journey.

Substitutions and Variations

 Homemade and healthy - the perfect combination
Homemade and healthy – the perfect combination

The best thing about cooking is that you can always experiment with different ingredients and flavors to make a recipe your own. In this vegetable cheese soup recipe, there are plenty of options for substitutions and variations to add variety to your meals.

First of all, if you are trying to stick to a dairy-free or vegan diet, you can easily substitute the cheese with nutritional yeast or a plant-based cheese alternative. You can also swap out the heavy whipping cream for coconut milk or another non-dairy alternative.

Another way to add some different flavors and textures to this soup is by changing up the vegetables. While this recipe calls for broccoli and white beans, you can substitute them with other vegetables that you love, such as carrots, zucchini, or spinach. You could also try adding in some diced potatoes for a heartier soup.

For those looking for a low-carb option, you can skip the beans and potatoes altogether and add in more leafy greens or cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower or brussels sprouts instead.

If you are a fan of spicy food, you can add some crushed red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos for some heat. Or if you want a milder flavor profile, omit the white pepper altogether.

Lastly, if you want to take this soup up a notch, try adding in some crumbled bacon or diced chicken breast for added protein and flavor. The possibilities are truly endless with this versatile vegetable cheese soup recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 All natural ingredients for a guilt-free indulgence
All natural ingredients for a guilt-free indulgence

This rich and creamy vegetable cheese soup is perfect for any occasion – be it a cozy night in or an impressive dinner party. When it comes to serving, there are tons of delicious pairings and topping options to choose from.

For a classic combination, serve with a toasted bread or a simple green salad. You can also experiment with different croutons like garlic or bacon flavored for a burst of flavor and crunch. A drizzle of olive oil on top can add an extra dose of richness to the soup.

If you prefer something more hearty, serve the soup with some garlic roasted chicken breast or grilled vegetables for added texture and nutrition. The creamy, cheesy texture will also taste great with some crispy bacon bits sprinkled on top.

For a lighter twist, you can pair the soup with fresh fruit like green apple slices or pomegranate seeds to balance out the richness of the cheese. Alternatively, you can also serve it cold as a dip with some vegetable sticks or crackers.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this vegetable cheese soup is sure to impress your guests and leave them asking for seconds. It’s a versatile dish that pairs well with many different flavors and textures – so don’t be afraid to get creative!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Soup season just got better with this delicious recipe
Soup season just got better with this delicious recipe

Making soup ahead of time can be a true life-saver when you’re busy or simply don’t want to cook. This vegetable cheese soup is perfect for making ahead because it can stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to four days.

To store the soup, first let it cool down and then transfer it into an airtight container. When you’re ready to reheat it, simply pour the soup into a saucepan and add some extra vegetable broth if it’s too thick. Heat on medium until the soup reaches your desired temperature.

If you’re looking to store the soup for even longer, you can follow the same steps as above and transfer it into an airtight container before freezing. This soup can freeze for up to three months without any issues.

When reheating the frozen soup, transfer the container from the freezer to the refrigerator overnight. When it’s time to enjoy, pour the thawed soup into a saucepan, heat on low-medium heat, and add some extra vegetable broth if needed.

Just like many other soups, this veggie cheese soup tastes even better the next day after all of the flavors have had some time to combine together. So take advantage of that fact and use this recipe to make your meal prep routine much easier!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect comfort food for a chilly night in
The perfect comfort food for a chilly night in

Now that you have all the ingredients, it’s time to make sure your vegetable cheese soup is perfect. Here are some tips and tricks to follow for a creamy and delicious soup.

First, make sure to use fresh vegetables. You can even chop and prepare them ahead of time so they’re ready to go when you start cooking. Additionally, be sure to cook the vegetables until they’re tender before adding in the cheese and cream. This will ensure a smooth and creamy texture.

Second, use high-quality cheeses such as gouda and havarti. These cheeses will melt perfectly, creating a rich and flavorful soup base. Also, make sure to grate the cheese yourself instead of buying pre-grated cheese; this way you can control the size of the shreds and it will melt better.

Third, if you’re looking for a healthier or dairy-free option, try substituting the heavy whipping cream with nut milk or coconut milk. You can also use nutritional yeast as a dairy-free alternative for a cheesy flavor.

Fourth, when reheating leftover soup, add extra broth or water to thin it out as it may become too thick when refrigerated. And when serving, be sure to pair with crusty bread or crackers for added texture.

Finally, remember that seasonings are key! Don’t skip on the white pepper and sea salt to bring out the flavors of the vegetables and cheeses. Add them gradually throughout the cooking process until you achieve your desired taste.

By following these tips, your vegetable cheese soup will turn out perfect every time!


As an experienced nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that you may have some questions or concerns about the recipe. In this section, I’ll answer some commonly asked questions about this delicious and healthy vegetable cheese soup recipe. So, let’s dive into it!

What are the healthiest vegetables to put in soup?

As a nutritionist cum food blogger, I always suggest incorporating a variety of delicious and healthy ingredients into your meals. Cucumbers are a great addition to a classic soup like gazpacho. Butternut squash provides a sweet and savory taste to any dish. Lentils are a protein-packed ingredient that can elevate any meal. Broccoli is a versatile vegetable that can be roasted, steamed, or eaten raw. Potatoes can add substance to any meal and are a great source of carbohydrates. Mushrooms are earthy and delicious and can be used in a variety of dishes. Fresh spring peas add a pop of color and flavor to dishes. Lastly, dried split peas are an affordable and filling ingredient that can be used in soups and stews.

What gives vegetable soup that depth of flavor?

Small additions can transform a basic soup into a mouth-watering feast. A citrusy zing or creamy yogurt, a hint of cheese or chile powder, or a fragrant sprinkle of herbs and croutons are all simple ways to elevate the flavors of a soup. A drizzle of olive oil and pinch of sea salt can also work wonders to enhance the taste.

Which cheese is best for soup?

When choosing a cheese to add to soup, it’s important to opt for types with a smooth texture and ability to melt easily. For example, cheeses such as Gruyère, fontina, and Monterey Jack work well in soups. It’s best to shred or chop the cheese into small pieces prior to adding it to the soup to ensure it melts properly.

How healthy is homemade vegetable soup?

Vegetable soups are an excellent choice for good nutrition because they contain lots of vital nutrients while being low in calories. This is because they have a high nutrient density and a low energy density.

Bottom Line


If you are a lover of healthy, organic, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, then this All Natural Vegetable Cheese Soup Recipe is just perfect for you. It contains an amazing blend of vegetables, high-quality cheeses, and nutritious creamy base to give you a delightful taste that will truly satisfy your taste buds.

Not only is this recipe easy to prepare with just 5 main ingredients, but it’s also very versatile and can be customized to suit any dietary preferences or taste preferences. Plus, it has amazing health benefits that guarantee weight loss and the opportunity to follow a vegan or low carb diet by omitting dairy products or adding nutritional yeast instead of cheese.

So why not try this recipe today and experience the amazing taste of fresh veggies melted together with the perfect blend of delicious cheeses? I guarantee you it will soon become your go-to soup recipe!

All Natural Vegetable Cheese Soup

All Natural Vegetable Cheese Soup Recipe

Mom used to make this with Velveeta. I use natural cheeses and more vegetables. Can be vegetarian or may be made with chicken.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Starter course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 quarts
Calories 788.3 kcal


  • 1 lb chicken breast (optional)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans white beans (cannellini, navy, butter)
  • 12 cups chicken stock (may substitute c. water plus bouillon)
  • 6 celery ribs
  • 3 onions
  • 4 red potatoes
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag mixed vegetables (peas, corn, beans, Lima beans)
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen vegetables (Birds Eye Normandy Blend with carrots, zuccini, cauliflower, and broccoli)
  • sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de provence (optional)
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces havarti cheese, shredded
  • 3 ounces gouda cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • Remove cheese from refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  • Dice chicken and put in the bottom of the stock pot. When thoroughly cooked, add chicken stock, diced celery, onion, and potatoes, beans, frozen vegetables, and Herbes De Providence. If necessary, add water to cover vegetables. Bring to simmer and cook to desired firmness. While simmering, make cheese sauce.
  • Heat heavy cream in a double boiler or large microwave bowl. Stir often and heat slowly to avoid scorching. Bring to boil. Add cheeses, salt and pepper, stirring to incorporate. Reheat if necessary to melt.
  • Add cheese sauce to soup before serving. Salt and pepper to taste.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 613gCalories: 788.3kcalCarbohydrates: 72.3gProtein: 35.5gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 23.8gCholesterol: 141.3mgSodium: 1097.8mgFiber: 12.1gSugar: 11.4g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cheese, From Scratch, Vegetable
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