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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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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