Versatile, smooth, and creamy potato soup is a great soup recipe to enjoy all year round. What’s better, it’s easy to customize with your favourite veggies and herbs and is ready in just 30 minutes!

two bowls of vegan potato soup topped with dill with a grey napkin on the side

Creamy Vegan Potato Soup

Are you ready to dive into a warm and cozy bowl of creamy Vegan Potato Soup? If so, you are in the right place, my friend!

Potato soup is definitely a humble soup, but don’t think that doesn’t mean it’s packed with flavour! This soup is made with just 8 simple ingredients and can be customized with different vegetables and spices to make it your own. This soup is made with a combination of potatoes, carrots (just for a touch of flavour and colour) and dill for a cozy and warming soup with a luscious and creamy texture.

Each bowl of this soup has just 180 calories, 2.5 grams of protein and 5.2 grams of fibre for a delicious and nutritious soup!

I usually love making soup with sweet potato, but sometimes it’s nice to have a simple classic recipe in your back pocket that you can enjoy over and over again.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Ready in 30 minutes. Quick and easy is the name of the game here! This Vegan Potato Soup can be made in just 30 minutes.
  • Creamy, without the cream. That’s right. You don’t need any cream to make a super creamy potato soup. This soup is smooth and creamy while still being light.
  • An instant warm up. You cold? Bundle up inside with a bowl of this Vegan Potato Soup. I guarantee it will warm you up and give you all those *cozy vibes.*
  • Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. While this soup may not be carb-free, it’s a great option for anyone who is looking for a vegan and gluten-free soup.

What type of potato is best for Potato Soup?

For a creamy potato soup, the best types of potatoes to use are Russet Potatoes or Yukon Gold Potatoes. These are starchier varieties of potatoes that blend up to be really creamy.

If you want to make a chunky potato soup or stew with pieces of potato that hold their shape, you’ll want to use waxy potatoes (such as red potatoes) which have a lower starch content and stand up better in these types of soup.

Do potatoes have to be peeled for potato soup?

If you want to make a light and creamy blended potato soup, it’s best to peel the potatoes before adding them to the soup.

If you’re making a chunky potato soup/stew where the potatoes are being left in pieces, then it’s not always necessary to peel the potatoes. But a general rule of thumb is potato soup will have a better texture overall with peeled potatoes, regardless if the soup is being blended or not.

Potato Soup ingredients (and substitutions)

ingredients to make vegan potato soup

  • Olive oil: you can also use vegan butter or avocado oil.
  • Onion: just a regular white or yellow onion will work. If you prefer, you can substitute a leek for the onion.
  • Garlic: fresh garlic only! No powdered.
  • Carrots: One large carrot will work. You can leave out the carrot if you prefer not to add it.
  • Potatoes: I use russet potatoes. Yukon Gold potatoes will also work well.
  • Dill: I love the flavour combination of potatoes and dill. If you’re not a fan of dill you can use parsley.
  • Vegetable broth: any of your favourite vegetable broth will work!
  • Salt & pepper: to season.

How to make Vegan Potato Soup

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a pot on medium-high heat, then add the onion, garlic and carrot and sauteé together for 2-3 minutes.

carrots and onions in a white pot

Step 2

Add the cubed potatoes and dill and stir everything together until evenly mixed.

Cut up potatoes and dill in a white pot

Step 3

Add the vegetable broth, salt and pepper and bring to a boil, string occasionally.

a measuring cup pouring broth into a pot of potatoes and dill

Step 4

Cover and reduce the heat to low. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

broth with potatoes, onion, dill and carrots in a pot

Step 5

Using a blender or an immulsion blender, blend the soup until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.

blended vegan potato soup

Make it in an Instant Pot

Set the instant pot on sauteé mode and add the olive oil, onions, garlic and carrots and sautee for 2-3 minutes. Add the rest of the soup ingredients to the instant pot, lock the lid and set the valve to seal and cook at high pressure for 7 minutes. Quick-release the pressure and remove the lid. Puree the soup with a blender.

Make it in a slow cooker

Sauteé the onion, garlic and carrots in a pot or pan on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker with the rest of the soup ingredients and cook on high for 4 hours. Remove and puree the soup.

How to serve Vegan Potato Soup

First off, this soup can absolutely be enjoyed just as is with no additional toppings, so feel free to go ahead and just pour yourself a bowl of soup. Now if you’re someone who needs a little something *extra* to go with your soup, here are some great options:

  • Croutons
  • Crusty french bread
  • Coconut bacon bits
  • Fresh herbs (dill, parsley, basil)
  • Sliced green onions
  • Vegan yogurt
  • Vegan cheese

How to store and reheat

Fridge: store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Freezer: let the soup cool to room temperature then transfer to a freezer-safe airtight container. Freeze for up to 2 months. To defrost let thaw on the counter.

Reheat: reheat this Vegan Potato Soup in a pot on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Use Russet or Yukon Gold Potatoes. These varieties of potatoes have a higher starch content which will blend up into a soup with a very creamy texture. You can still technically use any type of potatoes, the soup may just not be quite as creamy.
  • Cut the potatoes into small pieces. This will allow the potatoes to cook faster and give you potato soup ready in just 30 minutes.
  • Use an immersion blender or actual blender to blend the soup. Both will work just fine.
  • If you prefer a chunkier potato soup, only partially blend the soup.

Try these delicious vegan soups next:

vegan potato soup in a bowl topped with dill

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vegan potato soup in a bowl topped with dill

Vegan Potato Soup

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Vegan Potato Soup that is uber creamy and ready in just 30 minutes! 


Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 23 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped (2 large or 3 medium potatoes)
  • 34 sprigs of dill
  • 1-litre vegetable both
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot on medium-high heat, then add the onion, garlic and carrots and sateé for 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Add the potatoes and dill and mix together, then add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. 
  3. Reduce the heat to low, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender. 
  4. Blend the soup with a blender or immersion blender. 
  5. Season with salt and pepper. 

Notes

Store in the fridge for 7 days or in the freezer for 2 months. 

Use Russet or Yukon Gold Potatoes. These varieties of potatoes have a higher starch content which will blend up into a soup with a very creamy texture.

Cut the potatoes into small pieces. This will allow the potatoes to cook faster.

Use an immersion blender or actual blender to blend the soup. Both will work just fine.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.2g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Protein: 2.6g

Keywords: vegan soup with potatoes, healthy potato soup, vegetarian potato soup