Creamy Potato Soup (dairy-free)

Creamy Potato Soup (dairy-free)

This soup is comfort food at its finest. Rich & velvety, dairy-free potato soup.

This creamy potato soup is feel good, comfort food to keep you warm and bring a smile to your lips.

This soup is comfort food at its finest. Rich & velvety, dairy-free potato soup.

Crazy Oklahoma weather!  Last week it was “puffy coats, layers & boots” kinda of weather and this week, it’s been hitting the 70’s!  Is it like that where you live?  Although I love the warmer weather and the way the sun feels on my face, I do like to take advantage of the cold days by making foods that are extra rich & comforting, that warm you from the inside out, like this Creamy Potato Soup

21-Day Dairy-Free Challenge

This recipe actually came about as a result of So Delicious’ 21-Day Dairy-free Challenge.  Although we already eat dairy-free, I wanted to create something different, something that would make my kids extra happy, something that even my dairy, cheese & bacon lovin’ friends would rave about!  Because it is after all, still completely vegan.

So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk

Making the Switch

I use to love creamy potato soup and I use to love bacon. That all changed when I went vegan.  We obviously cut out dairy and eggs initially because of my son’s allergies, but I felt like a reverse vegetarian…only eating meat and not the other stuff.  After completing a 30 day fast, I had removed all meat and realized just how good I felt.  I also studied a TON as I was being certified as a Health Coach and just couldn’t go back.  Bye-bye bacon.  Bye-bye red meat.  Bye-bye animal protein.

Don’t feel bad for me though :).  I know a few of my friends make a “frowny” face when they hear I don’t eat bacon.  I actually don’t miss it!  Plus, when I want that salty, smoky flavor, there’s vegan options out there like Lightlife Smart Bacon. And did you know that Bac’n Bits & Baco’s contain no bacon?  You can totally do this vegan thing!

This soup is comfort food at its finest. Rich & velvety, dairy-free potato soup.

Especially when you can still have a creamy potato soup like this one!  I can guarantee that you’ll fall in love with the first spoonful.  My kids loved it so much that they ate it for dinner, took it for school lunch the next day, had a small bowl as a snack and then asked me to make it again!  The second day I made it, I was actually out of our “bacon” so I made the whole recipe as it, then tossed in about a 1/4 cup of Bac’n Bits just for that added flavor.
This soup is comfort food at its finest. Rich & velvety, dairy-free potato soup.

Ummmm, look at that bowl of soup!  You know you want some right now, don’t you?  It’s calling your name…I can hear it from here.

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This soup is comfort food at its finest. Rich & velvety, dairy-free potato soup.

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Cream of Potato Soup (dairy-free)

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Yield 4-6 people

This classic, feel-good, comfort soup if rich & creamy, thick & delicious and completely dairy-free!  It's also gluten-free too!  

Ingredients

1 package of "bacon" (I used Lifelight Vegan Bacon)

4 cups vegetable stock

2 lbs. golden potatoes, clean and diced (keep skin on for extra nutrients)

1 medium red onion, chopped

4 tablespoon vegan butter

1/3 cup gluten-free flour (can also use All-purpose)

1 container culinary coconut milk, regular (So Delicious Dairy-free)

1 cup vegan cheddar cheese (Daiya, shredded)

1/2 cup vegan cream cheese (Daiya or Tofutti)

salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large stock pot, add diced potatoes, red onion & vegetable stock. Bring to medium high heat and let cook until potatoes are softened.

While potatoes are simmering, cook bacon until crisp according to directions. Then chop or break into smaller pieces and set aside.

In the pan you cooked the bacon in, start to make your roux.  Melt butter in pan on medium-low.  Whisk in flour until smooth and buttery, then add in coconut milk.  Continue to whisk and blend in flour.  Pour into potato soup and mix.

Add cream cheese and shredded cheese and continue to stir until combined and melted.  Toss in cooked bacon bits (reserve 1/4 cup) and stir.

Salt & pepper to taste.

Serve nice and hot.  Sprinkle with extra cheese if desired, bacon bits, chopped green onions and even a little crushed red pepper flakes for a little heat.

Notes

Soup will thicken as it rests.  Add a little extra stock, dairy free milk or even a little water when reheating to make more soupy. 

Courses Soup

Cuisine top 8 free, gluten-free, vegan

Craving More…

Looking for a few more soup recipes that are easy to make and OH so delicious?  How about:

Delicious, comforting & warm soups for your soul

One Pot Lasagna Soup  or                                Cannellini & Kale Bean Soup or                   Soba Noodle Tofu Bowl

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20 Comments
  • Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 10:14h, 02 February Reply

    Nothing like some great creamy and comfy soup!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:46h, 02 February Reply

      Completely agree ! i greatly dislike the cold, but I do love Hot soup.

  • Jacqueline Meldrum
    Posted at 13:19h, 02 February Reply

    It’s still really chilly here in Scotland, so soup is very much on the menu. This soup sounds rather good!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:48h, 02 February Reply

      Scotland? It’s on my list to go visit some day. My dad’s side of the family is Scottish so I would love to see it! Hope you have a chance to make this to keep you nic and warm 🙂

  • Linda @ Veganosity
    Posted at 09:01h, 03 February Reply

    That looks SO COZY! I love making potato soup, it’s so simple and fast. Instant gratification. 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 19:09h, 04 February Reply

      Yes! I never thought it would be so easy but now we make it all the time because it’s just so simple and delicious.

  • Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
    Posted at 22:38h, 03 February Reply

    I haven’t had potato soup in ages! Yours looks so creamy and comforting.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 19:10h, 04 February Reply

      Thankfully the kids keep asking for it, so I get to continue making it 🙂

  • Elizabeth DiBurro
    Posted at 09:43h, 04 February Reply

    This soup looks so thick and creamy! Perfect for cold Nee England winters. Thanks for the recipe.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 19:16h, 04 February Reply

      It sure is a great companion for the cold weather. This week has been chilly but hoping its back up to the 70s next week. I’m so over the cold.

  • Kelly @ TastingPage
    Posted at 10:21h, 04 February Reply

    I love how thick and delicious this looks – without any dairy. Looks amazing!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 19:17h, 04 February Reply

      I never thought I would be able to enjoy a soup like this when we removed dairy, but I just love SoDelicious products. Made my life in the kitchen so much easier.

  • Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    Posted at 19:38h, 05 February Reply

    Looks so creamy and delicious!

  • Manju | Cooking Curries
    Posted at 01:10h, 06 February Reply

    That bowl of soup does look very creamy and also so very comforting! delicious!

  • Kortney
    Posted at 04:13h, 06 February Reply

    This soup looks delicious! It’s all grey and rainy here – this would be the perfect antidote to our nasty weather.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 11:11h, 06 February Reply

      Oh no! Grey & nasty, yuck! Hope this soup cheers you all up.

  • Donna
    Posted at 22:36h, 07 February Reply

    Oh I am with you on the comfort foods in the colder weather! I have been sick all week and have been enjoying soup after soup – so this sounds just perfect 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:32h, 08 February Reply

      Oh no Donna! I’m sorry you’ve been sick. It seems to be going around here too. Here’s to enjoying lots of soup and getting better quickly!

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