This vegan baked potato soup is just as rich and creamy as a dairy-based soup, but with no milk or cream required! If you’re craving potato soup, this is the perfect recipe!

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Baked potato soup is one of my favorite comfort food recipes, but it’s usually loaded with heavy cream, cheese, and bacon. I wanted a lighter soup that still delivered the same creaminess, smokiness, and cheesy flavor but without the meat and dairy. I was really happy with how this soup turned out, and it was happily eaten by some non-vegan friends so I think that’s a win! If you like this recipe, be sure to try my vegan gnocchi soup, too!

Tips for this vegan baked potato soup

  • The nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy flavor, so it’s critical in this dish.
  • The liquid smoke provides the type of flavor you’d get from bacon. You can leave this out if you don’t have it, but it won’t be quite as smoky.
  • Feel free to use soy milk or almond milk, just be sure it’s unsweetened.
vegan baked potato soup

Serving Suggestions

  • This vegan baked potato soup is certainly hearty enough to eat as a main dish, but it’s also great paired with a salad or a piece of crusty bread. Try this vegan beer bread recipe for a quick and easy loaf!
  • You can even serve this with a sandwich like this smashed chickpea sandwich.
  • For toppings, you can add green onion, croutons, or crackers!
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Vegan Baked Potato Soup

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Soup

Description

This vegan baked potato soup is just as rich and creamy as a dairy-based soup, but with no milk or cream required! If you’re craving potato soup, this is the perfect recipe!


Ingredients

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  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or “no-chicken” broth
  • 2 medium potatoes, washed and diced (you don’t have to peel them but you can)
  • 1 cup soymilk (or almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 4 drops liquid smoke
  • Diced green onions (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook the onion in the olive oil for 5-6 minutes over medium heat until soft, then season with the garlic salt.
  2. Add in the flour and broth and stir until well combined.
  3. Add in the potato and bring to a boil. Stir frequently. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the potato is soft.
  4. Add in the soymilk, nutritional yeast, and seasonings/liquid smoke.
  5. Transfer to a blender or use an immersion blender to blend until smooth, then serve.
  6. Serve with green onions and add salt and pepper to taste

Notes

The key to this soup are the nutritional yeast and the liquid smoke. The nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy flavor, and the liquid smoke provides the type of flavor you’d get from bacon.

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This makes about 6 cups of soup. It has about 120 calories per cup and includes 3 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein. Seriously. For potato soup!

Looking for more vegan soup recipes? Here are a few of my favorites!

Vegan Corn Chowder

Vegan Corn Chowder

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Vegan Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

What’s your favorite kind of soup?