Cheezy Roasted Tomato Soup

Nutritional yeast flakes tomato soup

We love to celebrate the crisp colors of autumn by making steamy homemade soup—because let's face it, is there anything better on a chilly fall evening? Simple to make, super delicious, and made with mouth-watering roasted tomatoes, this savory vegan soup gets its cheese-like bite from wholesome nutritional yeast. 

This recipe came about when one of my little ones come down with the dreaded tummy bug! I wanted something smooth, liquid-like, and nourishing to feed that little, sensitive, recovering tummy. This soup certainly did the trick!

Tomatoes are one of the tastiest ways to bring the antioxidant goodness of lycopene to the table—in fact about 80% of lycopene in the average American diet comes from tomatoes. 

This member of the carotenoid family gives red fruits and vegetables their color and is best utilized by the body when eaten with a small amount of healthy fat. That’s why drizzling our tomatoes with a bit of olive oil before roasting helps make this soup as good for you as it tastes! 

Our recipe makes enough for two as a main dish, or can serve four people as an appetizer. Either way it’s heavenly under the backdrop of a colorful autumn sunset.


  • 6  plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups vegetable stock, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 heaping Tbsp Sari Foods Non-Fortified Nutritional Yeast Flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line a large tray with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Place tomatoes, pepper, onion and garlic onto tray, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and softened. Set aside and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Transfer roasted vegetables to a high-speed blender, add stock and tomato puree, and process until smooth.
  4. Add basil, nutritional yeast, and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse until well combined.
  5. If not using a super or high speed blender, heat on the stovetop to desired temperature.

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