Recipe: GF Vegan Creamy Potato Soup

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Vegan Creamy Potato Soup

This was a slow cooker soup recipe from Robin Robertson’s “Fresh From the Vegan Slow Cooker”. I cannot say enough about this awesome cookbook.  It is filled with so many awesome, simple recipes!  This soup was very filling, and it offered a great base that allowed people to dress it up as they liked.  It can be made gluten-free by choosing appropriate toppings.  If you are not vegan or GF, then you can modify ingredients as needed.  Use dairy cheese, milk or sour cream. Use pork bacon if you love meat!  Change it to suit your needs; this recipe is perfect for that.  I slightly modified the recipe, of course, and here is my version:

Creamy Potato Soup

Ingredients:

  • ghee
  • 1 medium size yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp. vegan butter
  • plain unsweetened soy milk
  • vegan sour cream
  • vegan shredded cheese (I used Daiya)
  • fresh scallions, chopped
  • vegan bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled

Heat a few spoonfuls of ghee in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and cook for another minute.  Transfer onion mixture to slow cooker. Add diced potatoes, broth and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, until potatoes are tender.  Blend in Vitamix until smooth.  Pour into saucepan, and add butter.  Stir in milk until desired consistency is reached. Top soup with any (or all!) of the garnishes listed above. Tonight for leftovers, we mixed in broccoli broiled in ghee, and it was delicious!!!

 

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: GF Vegan Creamy Potato Soup

  1. Linda Burns says:

    It’s good if you just mash half the potatoes with a spoon and leave some whole. Also, I like to leave the skin on the potatoes. Just something to think about. Mashing in your crock will save you a step, you just end up with a chunky soup.

    Linda Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:10:35 +0000 To: grandcat5@hotmail.com

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    • Good idea about the potato skins! The recipe actually calls for you to mash potatoes in the crock pot. It would have been easier, but my kids don’t love chunky soup. Thanks for the tip though; other readers may prefer it that way! And don’t forget the broccoli!

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