While summer produce – greens, tomatoes, corn, snap peas – are delicious raw or in salads, fall is the time to start cooking up that delicious produce and really bringing out the flavor. Autumn veggies are perfect for roasting, baking, or melding together into a delicious fall stew or soup. Just as the weather starts to get a little colder, warmer produce highlights your afternoons and evenings to warm you up.
Fall produce also tends to be a bit heartier – potatoes, apples, and carrots – and can keep you fuller, longer. We personally love heading out to the farmers’ market, grabbing a heaping armful of our favorite produce, and finding a way to use it all up in one or two meals. That’s where soups come in.
Fall is the absolute perfect time for a great, hearty soup. Not only do they warm you up instantly, soups are the perfect way to incorporate a ton of different flavors, textures, and vitamins into one meal. With a little vegetable broth and a heaping helping of vegetables, the perfect soup is just a few simmering hours away.
Sometimes, though, it’s fun to get creative, and insert a little hefty flavor in with your favorite fruits and veggies. That’s where this recipe from One Ingredient Chef comes in.
Filled with delicious potato and broccoli, this soup makes the best of what this season has to offer, blending it into a creamy, hearty meal. This recipe blends these two veggies into a “cheesy” base, tasting a lot like the broccoli cheddar soups you can get at restaurants, without all the unnecessary sodium and fat. This recipe creates that cheesy flavor without the help of any cheese at all: a good blend of creamy cashew base and nutritional yeast lends a creamy, rich, cheesy flavor without all the fat and additives. And trust us: it tastes exactly the same… but only uses real, nutrition-filled foods!
Try whipping up this Cheesy Potato and Broccoli Soup this weekend, and let us know how it goes.
About One Ingredient Chef
One Ingredient Chef is a healthy food blog run by Andrew Olson. His goal is simple: he wants you to become healthier than ever before while cooking the best food of your life. As he says, “The One Ingredient Diet is my simple answer to a world of processed foods. But this isn’t about munching on lettuce! My job is to show you (step-by-step) how to cook deliciously healthy food with only *real* ingredients.”