Lick-The-Bowl Cheezy Cabbage Potato Soup

This is the ultimate comfort soup! It’s SO GOOD you’ll want to lick the bowl when you’re done! The cabbage and mushrooms are such nice additions too.

Cheezy Cabbage Potato Soup

This recipe is from Melomeals: Vegan For $3.33 A Day (FAV!) I added sliced baby portobello mushrooms because I had them and they were a nice addition! The ingredient list is long but this is actually a really easy soup to make so don’t be intimidated!!

Cooking spray (optional, you can water saute if you’re oil-free)

1 onion (around 1 cup, diced)

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried dill

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp caraway seeds

5 cloves garlic

pinch salt

6 cups shredded green cabbage (around 1/2 a medium head) – (I used the fresh organic cabbage from my CSA box, YUMMY!!!)

1 (8oz) pack of sliced baby portobello mushrooms (white mushrooms would be okay too)

2 cups diced potatoes (around 2 medium) – (Used the organic potatoes from my CSA, so good!)

1-2 canned chipotle pepper in adobo (use 1 if you don’t like heat in your soup) – I use 2

6 cups water

1.5 bouillon cubes – I use no salt added veggie broth cubes

black pepper to taste

1. In a large, heavy bottomed soup pan over medium heat spray with cooking spray add the onions, garlic and spices. Cook for several minutes, or until the onion is translucent.

2. Now, add the cabbage, mushrooms, potatoes and chipotle pepper(s) and coat with the spice/onion mixture for several more minutes. This part is tricky because the veggies haven’t cooked down yet so use two spoons to mix.

3. Add the water and bouillon and bring to a boil, uncovered. Simmer for several minutes, then turn the heat down to low and cover and allow the potatoes and cabbage to cook.

4. Meanwhile, prepare the ‘cheese/cream mixture’

Cheesy Cream:

1/2 block lite tofu – I used half a box of Organic Mori -Nu Firm Silken Tofu

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1.5 Tbsp tahini

2 tsp dijon mustard

2 small cloves garlic – I used about 1 Tbsp minced garlic

1 tsp yellow mustard (prepared)

2 Tbsp umeboshi vinegar (or 1 T soy sauce and 1 T lemon juice)

1 Tbsp lemon juice


1. Process all of the above in a food processor until totally smooth.

2. When the soup is done take it off the heat (this is VERY important or the mixture will curdle) and stir the cream mixture into the pot.

3. Let it sit, covered for 5 minutes and taste for salt/pepper.

4. If you’d like, add around 3 cups of the soup to the food processor and puree for a creamier soup (and to get all of the cheesy sauce out!). Add the pureed soup back into the pot – THIS IS WHAT I DID

This makes around 8 cups of soup… trust me you will LOVE the leftovers! This soup gets better the longer it sits in the fridge too!

Saute onion, garlic and spices. Add in cabbage, potato, mushrooms and chipotle

Add water and bouillon

Make Cheezy Cream in food processor (only takes a minute!)

I added 2+ cups of soup into the food processor with cheeze, blended then poured back into main soup

Poured back in


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  1. I just discovered your website and am SO excited to try your recipes.. they’re just my style and they sound so delicious!

    • Thanks Laura!! So glad you could join us!

  2. I just made this soup AGAIN last night and froze 1/2 for next week. We love it so much and we do lick the bowl!

  3. Sherri Reply

    I’ve been a “vegetarian” for years, but still ate eggs, dairy and fish occasionally. This week I decided to go all Plant based whole food eating and my very meat loving, but heart diseased husband, decided to go ahead and give it a try. Our first plant based dinner was this recipe. It was a huge hit!! My hubby doesn’t like cabbage so I left it out to ease him into this…lol…but added kale. He liked it so much he told me he wanted the leftovers for lunch the next day. Now he’s excited to see what else I’ll be making. Thanks so much for this great recipe. I’ll be making your Black Bean and chocolate chili for tomorrow night. :-)

    • Hi Sherri!
      How was the chili? The Really Good Chili is good too… and the Lentil one… we love our chili! So glad you enjoyed the soup! Welcome! :-)

  4. Sheri Reply

    I just made this soup and I am stuffed after eating 2 bowls! It was soo good I could not stop eating it! My mouth is on fire from the one chipotle so I may leave that out next time! Super Yummmm!!!

  5. Judith Reply

    Super good. Hubster devoured it. The nooch is interesting, gives it a ceezy, almost winey flavor. Thanks!

    • Oh this is the best soup, we love it!!! Winey is a great description!!

  6. Kellie Reply

    ok, i totally blew this recipe! I used one CAN of peppers… not 1 pepper… so hot we could not even eat it! :(

    • aprilcmast Reply

      Lol! Oops!!!!