Easy Vegan Creamy Potato Soup Recipe
This Easy Vegan Creamy Potato Soup Recipe is a plant-based alternative to the heavy-cream-laden variety. Cashews, potatoes, and carrots are the heroes this time. They combine beautifully with spices to become a hearty, creamy, and cheesy soup!
Delicious Hearty Soup Starts with Clean Ingredients!
First of all, I want to be perfectly open and clear: I love potatoes.
Give me french fries, baked potatoes, hash browns, gnocchi, give me everything! More so, with Huffington Post declaring potatoes a “superfood”, what a better reminder to enjoy our spuds!
Well, ladies and gents, I am here to present the creamiest, heartiest, loaded potato soup ever! More importantly, we are gonna make it without using any milk, heavy-cream, or butter!
To do this, we start by swapping out any cream-based products with soaked cashews! (What can’t you do with cashews!?)
Next, we take carrots and potatoes and cube them up into small pieces. Don’t worry too much about the size, but the smaller the cut, the faster it’ll cook!
It only took us about 15 minutes to sauté the veggies. Keep an eye on it and stir often!
This is where the real magic happens:
Combine the cooked veggies with the other ingredients in a blender.
I’m being serious! I have no idea how people made soup before high-powered blenders *cough* vitamix *cough*.
Somehow these (seemingly-odd?) ingredients are suddenly transformed into the creamiest, “cheezy” potato soup ever!
Meanwhile, I prepare the garnish and soup filling. (Is that a term?)
I insist on my soup having a solid garnish to chew.. I know that may sound weird, but without some kind of soup filling (there’s that phrase again!), it doesn’t ever seem to satisfy my hunger.
It may be completely in my head, “no chewing = didn’t really eat”, but I can’t seem to shake it!
To remedy this, I sautéed one more potato with some onion to add to the soup. This gives it just the right amount of chew to make it feel like a meal 🙂
To make it “authentic loaded-potato style”, we adorned this beauty with vegan bacon, sour cream, green onions, and Sriracha!
Even without the whole potatoes, this vegan creamy potato soup recipe is still extremely filling and delicious!