Quick and Easy Potato Soup

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 21, 2010

Happy Hump Day! Thursday! Apparently I don’t know what day it is!

I was so excited to make the Haiti donation to The Humanitarian Coalition today!!!! 1450 Glo Bars were sold in 2 days and I am just floored by everyone’s support. This totals $280 to be donated to Haiti. However…we also received an anonymous donation yesterday for $100!!!!!

I am very, very, very excited to donate $380 for Haiti Relief efforts!!!!!!

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Thank you all so much for your support. Together we can make a difference!

I was watching some of the footage of Haiti yesterday and it is just devastating to see all of the orphan children. Did anyone happen to see the lady who was found after being under the rubble for a week?? Truly amazing that she was alive!

Don’t forget this Friday night, George Clooney is hosting the Hope for Haiti Telethon.

Now onto less exciting, but equally necessary things…dinner:

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I don’t give potatoes enough credit on this blog.

I have said in the past that I am ‘not a potato fan’, however I think Eric has changed my mind as of late. He has been making these amazingly delicious pan fries with olive oil and herbs and I am seriously on a huge potato kick!

We had some taters to use up before they started to sprout legs and walk out of the room, so I decided to try to use them up in a non-pan fry way.

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I love rich, thick, and creamy soups, but I don’t want a soup loaded with unhealthy fats. When I stumbled across Susan’s recipe, I knew it was ‘the one’. ;)

Quick and Easy Potato Soup

Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity.

By: Susan from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen (I made some minor changes)

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, cooked and peeled, if desired
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/8  teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon raw cashews or 1/2 tbsp. cashew butter (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or soy/rice/hemp/cow’s milk

Directions: Chop the onion and sauté it until soft in a medium-sized saucepan. Cut the potatoes into cubes and add 2/3 of them to the pan, along with the broth, rosemary, white pepper, and salt. Simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes. Pour into blender along with cashew butter, soymilk, and nutritional yeast. Blend until smooth. Return to pan, add remaining potatoes, and cook, stirring often, over low heat until hot. Serves 2 meal sized portions.

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Thick and creamy, but with no cream. Gotta love that!

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This soup was like a warm blanket on a cold night. It went perfect with a toasted whole wheat bun.

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Have you ever had potato soup before?

I will admit, this was my first time having potato soup if you can believe it! I am so glad I made it because now I am hooked. This recipe was so ridiculously easy, it will definitely be a staple for those nights when I am tired from baking all day and need a quick and healthy meal.

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I think I have a few bars to bake!!!! ;)

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Kate January 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

Congrats on the donation! That is awesome and I’m sure an amazing feeling! :)

Potato soup is the bomb!! I’m Irish, so naturally potatoes are in my blood. :) My favorite is to put shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream ontop of it. Gives it a little kick. :)

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

Oh me too!! I like to add cheese and green onion.

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

That is so great about the donation :) Every little bit makes a difference!

That soup looks INCREDIBLE!! Yes, I’ve had potato soup and I love it. It is so comforting and yummy. I’m sad you’ve been missing out :( Yukon Gold potatoes make the best soup (in my opinion) by far. You should also try potato-leek soup.. very good!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

I see lots of potato soup experiments in my future!

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Jil January 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

Congrats on the wonderful donation and sales!! amazing! and oh I love potato soup! Yumm. Yours looks delicious. So comforting!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

Yukon gold potatoes are my FAVE!!! I just made a baked potato soup (of course, it isnt vegan) but I love my Yukon Golds. They are pretty much the only potatoes we eat!! Love roasting them with some olive oil, garlic, parsely, salt & pepper until they get crispy. So delish!

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Beth @ DiningAndDishing January 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

aww, the donation is great!! every little bit counts and that was so thoughtful of you :)

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Paige @ Running Around Normal January 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

Oh heck yeah this sounds amazing. I want some now! Might stop and pick up the ingredients after work today.

And that’s so awesome about the donation. :D

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Marina January 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

I don’t really like potatoes, and I eat them almost never. Maybe because I don’t like them, or I think they are bad for me. But maybe I could try making this… :)

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Estela @ Weekly Bite January 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

Angela, this soups looks incredible! Potato soup is my favorite :)

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

mmmmm the potato relationship in my house is opposite, I’m a lover, my bf is not a fan

YOU ARE SO WONDERFUL for sending that donation!

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Shannon (The Daily Balance) January 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

CONGRATS! You are such a rockstar — I actually just wrote about Haiti on my blog today — you should check it out!

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Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 21, 2010 at 9:54 am

This looks great — I love potato soup but hate when it’s too creamy, so this is the ideal solution.

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Michelle @ Eatingjourney January 21, 2010 at 9:57 am

Potato Leek Soup…amazing. Leeks add a hint of sweet.

Potato Bread? Pancakes…endless. :) Looks amazing.

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Diana January 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

Looks so yummy! A nice winter treat!
Diana

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Heather (Where's the Beach) January 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

Oh that reminds me of being a kid. Whenever I would get sick as a child, my mom would make me a creamy potato soup! YUM

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

Congratulations, how wonderful!!! What a great impact that will make :)

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Lauren @ Eater not a runner January 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

I’ve never had potato soup, but that looks pretty yummy!

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Laura Georgina January 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

I luuurve potato soups of all kinds! I’m on a chipotle potato chowder kick lately and make a batch every few weeks (I’ve got the recipe listed on my blog, in case you’re interested), but I need to mix it up a bit with the seasonings and your soup will be the perfect way to get a rosemary fix…

Way to go on the Haiti donation!!

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Tricia January 21, 2010 at 10:29 am

I almost cried when you said Happy Hump Day…I was like “No way! It’s only Wednesday!?! This cannot be so!!??” I ran to my calendar and thank goodness…it’s Thirsty Thursday afterall! :-)

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Angela (Ohsheglows) January 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

haha im the opposite- I actually thought it was wednesday and when eric told me it wasthursday i was like….ahhhhh im even more behind than I thought! lol

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Tricia January 21, 2010 at 11:26 am

lol, you’ll get everything done! Hang in there!

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rachael January 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

Amazing donation!

I’m glad to see another health blogger embrace potatoes:) I think potatoes get a bad rap . . . they aren’t the best vegetable but certainly have nutritional value. A carb that comes directly from the earth is a healthy carb in my opinion.

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megan January 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

I love potato soup! I have a great recipe on my blog, with cheese and bacon (haha so probably not the soup for you). but it tastes great!

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Lisa January 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

Yea, I love potato soup too w/ onions and cheese. (Kind of like a loaded baked potato soup.) I also like the new Alexia brand of Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries; spicy, but not too spicy. Good job on the Haiti donations.

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Wendy January 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

Donation=amazing. I thank you for that. Can’t wait to taste my Glow Bars. Potato soups are yummy. Broccoli/potato is yummy too!

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Danielle January 21, 2010 at 10:46 am

Congrats on your donation! And that potato soup looks wonderful. I actually never had had any type of potato soup until this past winter break, when my mom made a spicy variety and I loved it. Enjoy :)

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Julie @ Wearing Mascara January 21, 2010 at 10:57 am

Yes I am SO happy about the donation and that I was able to contribute with my globar purchase!

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Kristy January 21, 2010 at 10:57 am

This looks like something I can even get the men of my house to eat, kudos!

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Shannon January 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

I’ve missed your blog the last couple of days so I missed the whole donation! But what you did is amazing. Some people talk about wanting to help and others get out there and do something. I admire you very much. Sorry I missed it, but I have made a donation (too bad my donation didn’t come with Glo bars!).

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skinnyrunner January 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

wow, congrats on donating that much money! that is awesome.

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AGS January 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

Great job with that donation.

In other news, I thought this was interesting: http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/19/food-science-hersheys-technology-breakthroughs-microspheres.html?boxes=Homepagetoprated

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L. Bogrees January 21, 2010 at 11:03 am

Congrats on the donation! We’ve been donating at Whole Foods as well. I love soups in the Winter, the potato soup looks wonderful. I do butternut squash, nutmeg, onions, pepper, and light coconut milk to emulsify the soup. Stay warm!

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Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) January 21, 2010 at 11:04 am

Congrats on the donation! I love potato soup. Om nom nom.

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Anna January 21, 2010 at 11:07 am

Fabulous work on that donaton, Angela. You’re a real sweetheart to do that.

Ah–potato soup–what’s not to love? Mmm!

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Sophie @ yumventures January 21, 2010 at 11:09 am

I love potato and leek soup…leeks might be a nice addition! Congratulations on your donation, it is so wonderful for you to make a difference!

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Audrey January 21, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I’ve made potato leek soup before and it was really good! Celery and or carrots are also a nice addition, for color (and flavor and nutrients, too!) Oh, I also like to put white wine in potato soup sometimes. (Don’t worry, the alcohol cooks out). It’s something I learned from my sister that can add a lot of flavor.

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[email protected] January 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

I love potato soup especially with cheesy toast!

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Beth January 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

I also love potato and leek soup.. so warm and comforting. Also, I like to add a dallop of yogurt on top to give it added richness.

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Jenna January 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

its one of my favorite soups! so rich and creamy! love it! :) congrats on raising so much $ for Haiti! :)

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Mae @ OhhMay January 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

COngrats on the donation!! I love viccisois (not sure about spelling here…) Potato and leek soup. It’s my FAVORITE! This looks delicious.

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

mmmmm that looks hot and hardy! That’s just what a soul needs on cold days like this in the winter.

Also your donation is amazing. What a wonderful way to help benefit Haiti!

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Leah @ L4L January 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

I freakin’ love potato soup! Especially baked potato soup with onion, garlic, sour cream, bacon… mmmMMmmmm so good!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) January 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

oh.my.gosh that soup looks amazing! i love potatoes, and i can tell this is no exception :)

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Sara January 21, 2010 at 11:45 am

Angela — thank you, thank you, thank you. I love potato soup, but my husband is allergic to milk and I haven’t been able to find a recipe for non-milk potato soup that doesn’t look/sound disgusting. This is awesome! I will be trying this ASAP :)

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Ameena January 21, 2010 at 11:54 am

Oh this looks great! Like a nice bowl of mashed potatoes!

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deisegirl January 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm

OOOH, potato soup has never looked so good!

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Gillian January 21, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I love me some potato soup – but I don’t love me some super bad fats in my soups. This soups seems as though it may solve said problem!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Okay, that soup looks like the BEST meal for a cold winter night! Thanks for sharing, Angela!

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Lizzie January 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Great donation Angela!!! And some very worthy organisations to boot!!

My British aunt makes the best potato and leek soup – again, very thick and creamy without the need for any sort of cream :) I miss it a lot. I mean, I can make it myself, but it’s just not the same, you know?

Thanks for the new twist!

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Olivia January 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Hey hey!

I am flirting with the idea of going vegan and I was wondering what your top reasons are for doing it yourself?

Are there foods that were difficult to give up?

Thanks!

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Mandy January 21, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I’ve had potato soup before. And sometimes it’s good, but it can be to heavy as well.
Yours looks awesome.

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Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness January 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

That’s a great chunk of change for Haiti, nice!

I LOVE potatoes… my favorite winter vegetable by far. Soup is great, but there’s nothing like oven fries.

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Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion January 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

That soup looks great! Perfect winter meal!!! Great job raising all that money, it will really make a difference.

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Danielle (Coffee Run) January 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Yay for the donation to relief efforts!
I used to loveeee potato soup when I was younger but for some reason I now find it a little bland!

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Stephanie January 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I have made this soup before and my family loves it. And it’s really easy.

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Chelsea January 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I’m totally making this. I always thought that I would never have a potato soup again with my milk intolerance and this recipe proves that wrong! YIPEE!

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Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life January 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Congrats on money-that’s awesome!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

My mom makes a terrific Potato Leak Soup – not vegan though : )

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Meredith (Pursuing Balance) January 21, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I made a potato soup a few weeks ago from Vegan with a Vengeance and it had asparagus in it too! It came out a nice pretty green color.

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Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) January 21, 2010 at 4:32 pm

That soup looks so delicious and comforting, I will definitely have to try it soon Angela! :)

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Tracey @ TropicalHappiness January 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Congrats on the fabulous donation that you were able to make! That is so great and so generous of you to donate from your glo-bar sales! :) It is so very needed. I remember from a hurricane a few years ago here in South Florida, after a week or two, the news stopped talking about it. but there were lots of people without power, water, phone… even HOMES for weeks and months later. The Haiti situation is going to be pretty grim for months… and possibly even years due to the extreme poverty, so any donation really helps!

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Gabriela January 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I haven’t had potato soup in years, but this looks really good! I love that you made it vegan!

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Katie January 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Congrats on the huge donation! It must be twice as exciting for you – love of your glo bars, and helping people!

I’ve actually never had regular old potato soup, but I LOVE sweet potato soup. I make it pretty much the same way as this one. And Susan is getting some serious blog love today; I just posted a meal I made based on one of her recipes today!

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TanyaS January 21, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I’m a huge fan of potato leek as well. Also throwing in some corn gives it a nice sweet touch.

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Jolene January 21, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I have definitely had potato soup before!! It was my favourite food growing up.

My great-grandma made it during the depression when food was scarce, and she passed the recipe on down the generations.

We put small chunks of potato, onions, and dumplings in ours!

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Jessica Lee January 21, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I’ve never had potato soup. It always seemed so “heavy” because I think the restaurants use a lot of butter but your recipe doesn’t have butter in it at all. Gotta try it someday. It looks really well spiced and filling!

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marianne January 21, 2010 at 9:44 pm

wtg on the fundraising (i helped, lol) — have you seen the vegan bake sales for haiti going on? why don’t we have one in toronto?? ahh
http://theppk.com/blog/2010/01/13/vegan-bake-sales-for-haiti/

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Audrey January 21, 2010 at 10:22 pm

“We had some taters to use up before they started to sprout legs and walk out of the room”

Haha. That sentence made me chuckle.

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Lauren January 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm

I read your post in my reader at the perfect time – I’m now making potato soup for dinner, yum!

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Becca January 21, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Looks delicious! I’m keeping that recipe!

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liane January 22, 2010 at 1:37 am

My mom makes this potato soup that is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. whenever i am sick, she drops off a big vat of it and it makes me happy. Sometimes, she just drops it off for no reason. I’ve tried to make it myself, following her recipe, but it never tastes the same :(

And yes, I’m 29 years old and my mother drives 30 minutes, each way, to drop off soup when I am sick. I love moms.

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Jessica M January 22, 2010 at 1:48 am

Had it for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! Had a bit of an adventure finding the nutritional yeast, but I can’t wait to incorporate it into more things. Thanks for the yummy recipe!!

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Heather @ The Single Dish January 22, 2010 at 9:31 am

I have never made potato soup but have eaten it out. Looks delicious!!!

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Kristy January 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Souper recipe!! I also added some cooked salmon I had and celery to the onions…so darn good and easy to boot! Thanks for a great recipe :)

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Lola G July 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I’m doing a week-long vegetarian challenge (I know it isn’t a lifestyle thing I should just have a fling with, but I’m trying to get myself to experiment with more veggies and tofu!) and I made this soup today. Oh. My. Goodness. SO GOOD. I added a bit of chili powder to mine (long story short, our pepper grinder is out of commission), and it was super tasty!

Thanks for the recipe and for having so many other fabulous vegetarian recipes!

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Stephanie January 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Perfect. Thick. Creamy. So easy. The cashews give it a touch of richness!

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Sara H November 2, 2014 at 9:30 pm

This Yukon potato soup was really amazing, I just can’t believe its vegan. In fact, every single recipe from oh she glows has been really great – I always know where to go when I need a new vegan recipe! I think I will have to buy your cookbook too! Thank you!

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Holly January 20, 2016 at 7:29 pm

Wow this is the best potato soup I have ever had!! Perfect for this snowy night. Thank-you!!

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