Coseppi Kitchen

Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

Broccoli Beer “Cheese” Soup


My allergies caught up with me today and I developed a slight cough and a sore throat. This rich, nutritious, and slightly spicy soup made me feel much better.

Broccoli Beer “Cheese” Soup soothes what ales you.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 fresh hot peppers, diced (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 ounce American style lager
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound broccoli, chopped
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup rice flour


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and saute the onion, garlic, and hot pepper over medium heat until the onions are soft, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the beer, broth, lemon juice, sugar, and broccoli and bring to a boil. Continue to cook until the broccoli is tender, about four minutes.
  3. Stir in nutritional yeast and rice flour and simmer to thicken, about one minute.
  4. Serve with the garnish of your choice.

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