Vegetarian Baked Potato Soup Ingredients: Potatoes: I used russet potatoes for my version but you could also use baby potatoes! (well… in theory) You can imagine everyone’s surprise when I went full on veggie and swore off the stuff. There are adjustments that can be made if you’re going for something different. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. It’s easy, delicious, and SO filling. I was a bit dubious with how much butter is in it, but I am glad I didn’t reduce the amount. The flavor was spot on and I didn't miss bacon one bit! Well, sometimes. Easy peasy, totally dreamy, creamy potato soup — without the cream! ? Hey Shirley! Black pepper. I just made it for the first time and ate TWO bowls! Our new fave for fall/winter! I’ll look forward to trying it with the dill next time. I’m at a loss of words to describe how truly awesome this soup is. 🙂, DELISH! Bahaha that’s my exact problem – once the last bowl is licked clean I’m like gahhh need more! So glad you all love the recipe! Garnish with extra cheese and scallions, and serve! ps, the 4 yr old thought it was our reg old turkey bacon 🙂, So glad y’all enjoyed it Sasha! Set aside. My 17 month old son and I ate 2 big helpings each and I’ll definitely be making it again. Both “bacon bits” and vegan tempeh bacon are tasty optional toppings. My family all gave good reviews. Simply mix in your cheese, milk, spices, and a spoonful or two of green onions or chives. I have some readers that want basic flavors and some that want #alltheseasoning – we all have a set palate for sure. I recommend batch cooking some baked potatoes and using them in multiple dishes, including this vegetarian baked potato soup. I always let a little bit of the skin sneak by whenever I make it, but don’t use entirely skin-on potatoes just because it wouldn’t be an overall creamy soup anymore. xoxo. 🙂. And so easy to make! Loaded Baked Potato Soup ~This healthy loaded baked potato soup recipe is inspired by the comforting flavor of fully loaded baked potatoes with bacon, Cheddar, sour cream and chives. Thank you! Grab a hot bowl of Rustic Potato Soup and settle in! Yum. The soup will be warm enough to heat them and blend well. Thanks for sharing. I’m so glad you found me too Hilary! I love the idea of making baked potato soup in the slow cooker! It also has intermittent potato chunks, which makes the soup taste even heartier! Thank you for the delicious recipe!! I just made this as my first crockpot recipe I’ve ever made! This came out really intense! Seriously the best recipe. I like my baked potatoes with a crispy kosher salted skin, so I used salted butter and kosher salt in the recipe. I hate to be “that guy” but i did a few variations. 1 Tbsp olive oil; ½ onion, finely chopped; 1 clove garlic, minced; 4-5 slices of tempeh bacon (I used Turtle Island Foods's Maple Tempeh Bacon) ¼ tsp salt; 3 cups … It was a little slice of torture! Bacon. I grew up thinking it was pretty much the best invention ever. It’s a super versatile soup! I made this two days ago and have been thinking about it ever since…it was super delicious and all bowls were licked clean. Turned out perfect! Pare the potatoes, reserving the skins, and dice. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Hi Krista! Husband is a HUGE fan!! Adding more cheese/milk (or even cream if you’re used to cream based potato soups which like 99% of them are) can help deliver that consistency if you’d like. This easy loaded baked potato soup recipe is simple to make, thick, creamy, and hearty. You can add anything that floats your boat. I used a 5 quart so you’re good to go! 🙂, Hey Holly! The only reason I gave this recipe 5 stars was because you wouldn’t let me give it 6. Though the recipe can indeed easily be made vegan, the recipe itself does contain sharp cheddar, parmesan, and butter, all of which add both fat and flavor to the soup so it’s very important to make swaps to add both fat and seasoning back in for the soup to not be bland, ya know? Everybody loves this hearty winter dish full of bacon. We are always pretty stoked to faceplant into this soup as well! I’m making it for New Year’s Eve party for vegetarians. Don’t buy super giant mutant potatoes. I haven’t tested it to know for sure but I’ve seen people use that method with similar soups. Return pot to stove and coat the bottom with oil. Also, how should I handle the cheese if I hope to keep leftover soup? Why do I use sharp cheddar and parmigiana cheese in this soup? What size slow cooker is this recipe designed for. I’m going to order pizza now ? Thanks for sharing this! It legit tastes like a loaded baked potato when you top it with sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onion - love it so! It is very flavorful and zesty. If you’d like you can also opt to sauté the onion/celery/garlic in butter before adding the potatoes and broth – browning the onion will give it extra flavor 🙂 Happy cooking!!! You can check out my blog (for beginner environmentalists) at sunshineguerrilla.com. Can’t wait to try it! My 12 year old daughter, Ryan, decided to become a vegetarian about 6 months ago. I added a little bit of liquid smoke to give the soup a little bit of a smoky bacon flavor. We've turned a loaded baked potato dinner into a cozy and delicious soup! It's healthy, sketch-free and full of flavor! Hi Kischel! Erin I’m so thrilled y’all have been loving this soup and especially that Ryan loves it too! Stir milk mixture into potatoes; cook over medium, stirring often, until thickened and bubbly, about 4 minutes. And I’m over the moon that you loved the recipe 🙂 For sure let me know what you end up trying next! Can’t wait to try all your other recipes! It’s really one of those soups that you can totally adjust to taste to make as creamy, thick, or soupy as you’d like. I am bound by an unspoken sisterly bond to refrain from ratting out the person responsible for this note 😉 Buy normal potatoes, lol. I love it. Can you freeze this ahead of time before putting it in the crockpot? Thanks, I’ll be making this often. Add onion and saute for 7 to 10 minutes or until softened. so I wrote it as so. 🙂. I olimated the parm cheese, simply bc i didnt have any. Didn’t have enough time for the crock pot so I did it as a stove top and it was so easy and great! It’s nothing like any potato soup I’ve ever had. Your email address will not be published. Thanks! Gave us the crunch on top we were looking for. <3. I’m so glad you loved the soup! If you use 5 of those you will end up with a crockpot filled to the brim with mashed potatoes. Make this! Discard all but approximately 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease. It tastes like a loaded baked potato in soup form – we love it! Sometimes I’ll add chives or extra green onion, other times I’ve added basil and given it a pesto spin (LOVE!) Would it be okay to leave the skins on the potatoes? I also added a couple handfuls of spinach for some extra green and chives and a little rosemary as well. Nutritional yeast is always a great option, as is coconut milk and more spices to make up for the loss of the cheese flavors. Serve … My boyfriend loves it, but I may need to water it down a little for myself. The cheese in the fridge is no big deal since it reheats well from chilled but if you’re making it with intent to freeze it the texture will change a smidge. I worry it might be gritty? It is seriously delicious! Hey Heather! I am a huge parmesan fan so I may have gone a bit heavy here. Hey Rebecca! Success! In a large pot, heat oil & butter over medium heat. I’ll probably try making this in the next few days or so. Let your slow cooker do all the work with this thick, creamy, vegetarian loaded baked potato soup! Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl lined with paper towel. Hoping the extras your friend suggested rocked your socks and thanks for stopping over to chat, it means a lot to me! I know I’m late to the party here, but I just found this recipe two days ago, made it in the crockpot yesterday and WOW!! Sorry bacon… but you have to get the heck out of my soup. Is it alright if I share this link to your recipe? The recipe relies on the butter, milk, and cheese for flavor so to veganize it you would want to rework the recipe with herbs, spices, etc… to amp up the flavor. Thanks for the recipe. Any season is great for soup, but when the winter chill rolls in this homemade potato soup is perfect. If you prefer a soupier soup you can by all means add some milk and/or broth to the soup to reach your perfect consistency. Cook for 5 minutes until slightly softened, then add the stock. Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. I’m totally rambling haha – Let me know if you try it either way! I think it takes me more than 15 minutes just to peel and chop the potatoes. I did use the non vegan ingredients, as I am not vegan myself. It was a huge hit with the whole family but especially and more importantly Ryan. You could halve the recipe and still wind up with quite a few bowls of soup! You can leave me a comment here or tag @PEASandCRAYONS #PEASANDCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations! I have shared the recipe with the folks at work and received the same response, I am going to try the baked blueberry oatmeal tomorrow, I bought some cranberries to throw in it as well. Celery: Celery adds some depth of flavor and richness to the soup. Remove bacon and drain on paper towel. Not too rich, yet still full with tons of flavor!! Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup – Featuring your favorite baked potato toppings like cheese and bacon, this rich and creamy classic potato soup recipe is wonderfully simple to make in the crock pot or on the stovetop!. Save me a bowl next time will ya? Place over medium heat. If you want to add a little bit of a bacon flavor, use liquid smoke. So glad you enjoyed it! So over the moon excited y’all re loving it! Thanks! Definitely looking forward to leftovers for lunch this week! Made THE recipe TONIGHT. 2 pounds peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch cubes), (add 1/4 tsp first, taste, then double if you love it! xo. Literally followed the recipe and it turned out like crap! Added more seasonings to taste than recommended. Do you think you could use almond milk and vegan cheese to make this vegan? Set a paper towel-lined plate or a rack near the stove. Very easy to make, lots of servings, and so filling. After returning to your slow cooker, you have a very important (. … Super happy to hear it Renee, thank you! Restaurant after restaurant offered up delicious baked potato soup and, every time I asked, I was notified that the bacon was not only a topping, but in the soup recipe itself. I’m big on adding extra scallions and like to add a little smoked paprika too lately! 1kg potatoes (around 5 medium potatoes) 500ml vegetable stock. I’m a tad obsessed and hope it’s a hit in your house too! Hey Sarah! If it’s warm… let me come crash on your couch and I’ll make you a bowl. You are the Loaded Potato Soup Godess! A base of blended potatoes and cauliflower yields an ultra-creamy … what size crock pot should be used? Smooth, hearty, savory, satisfying, cheesy, and bacon-y. Onions: … I’m trying to put this recipe in my calorie tracker app… it says that one serving is 1,978 calories?? Most loaded potato soup recipes have loads of cream and butter. It's also the perfect make ahead soup, for busy nights, that you can just warm up and top with as many or as few of your favorite baked potato toppings! So it should be 234 calories per cup of soup and there are 8 cups total. ILOVE your recipes and blog! Vegetarian Potato Soup is a comforting vegetarian soup that you can enjoy year-round. After you’re done cooking the dairy will be added to prevent the dairy products from overcooking and changing consistency. I was just wondering if almond milk would work instead of regular milk. So glad I found you! So so so happy to hear it Lexie, thank you!! Just a heads up, Parmesan cheese isn’t considered to be vegetarian! I made this yesterday (I forgot the dill, though!) The values will vary a tad based on swaps and variations but I think your app was trying to calculate the entire slow cooker’s worth of soup, lol. Thank you for leaving this comment! Hey Noah! Tis then season you know! Don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s ever a vegetarian version of something y’all are looking for or if you need some vegetarian dinner ideas! This recipe was perfect and satisfying!!! Added 1/2 cup sour cream. Don’t be shy on the sharp cheese on top, more is better! Stir in flour and cook about a minute. It was so easy and turned out delicious! My husband even thought it was phenomenal, and it’s hard to please him with a new recipe. Made this soup and my husband and I both loved it! Can’t wait to make this again! It bothers some people and not others so if you’re unsure, you can always swirl in your cheese just before serving in both cases 🙂 Hope you adore it! Works great on the stove top! I used my recipe card’s nutrition calculator to add the soup’s nutrition facts, great suggestion! Loaded Baked Potato Soup Total time: 45 minutes Now, I am DEFINITELY going to try this recipe! , which includes the sentiment of my 4 yr old. So creamy, yummy, and filling. Add the broth, potato, onion, celery, and garlic to your pot and bring to a boil. In the container of a blender, combine 1 cup of the stock and the potato skins. Toppings of your choice: I used cheese, spring onions and corn. Super tasty! xoxo. In a stressful world of study and new experiences this delicious soup … I find regular potato soup recipes to be very heavy… fat laden and just too much. What size slow cooker did you use? What a great way to make a comfort food classic without having to babysit the pot. To make a vegetarian version of this potato soup… YUM! 50g cheddar cheese, grated. Yes exactly! Called my friend who is a vegan chef and he helped me make these adjustments. Other ideas include: Mushroom Swiss Twice Baked Potatoes, Southwest Twice Baked Potatoes, Chili and Cheddar Loaded Baked Potatoes or in a dinner salad, like this Green bean and trout salad. Whisk in … Season with salt and pepper. Hey Laurel! I know that now but at the time was utterly clueless 😉 Thanks Ellen! I have a 5 quart size. Followed this recipe exactly and it turned out horrible. Enjoy! I will use this recipe as a base starting point for ALL my soups and chowders from now on. but it says in the nutrition facts that the cals are 234? Vegan Baked Potato Soup. Or is that a no no? xoxo. I added a bit more garlic (we’re garlic lovers over here) and will definitely be making this again and again!! – follow your tastebuds and it’ll be a-ok 😉 <3 Hope you love the soup, Kelsey! We make this Crock-Pot Veggie Loaded Baked Potato Soup ALL. When this soup is cooking in the crockpot my entire family is excited about dinnertime! We make this one a lot! So thrilled you enjoyed it, Jessie! We are doing the veggie thing so tried vegan bacon aka facon. I have a question for anyone able to answer- if I will only have about an hour and a half to prepare and cook this, is it cool to just throw all of this yummy goodness into a pot and let it hang on med-high heat for an hour or so? Has anyone tried adding corn. Is it still cold where you are? So sorry to hear it Bo! And get this…I’m not even vegan! I called my friend who IS vegan to help with kicking it up a bit because he is a chef and would know what I could put in that would keep the soup vegetarian for my sister. Loaded Baked Potato Soup is one of my happiest college memories. You can always add more at the end if you decided to later. https://mytherapistcooks.com/2015/02/19/easy-loaded-baked-potato-soup-vegetarian/. Chop your veggies and toss em in the pot! Eeeeee!!! The dill is such a great touch. You know the ones you look at and wind up with a food baby? The fact that I’m not even close to being tired of this comforting crockpot wonder is a surefire sign of its amazingness. Thank you for the suggestion! xo. I double the recipe but it takes me about an hour of prep time. This is one of our favorite soups to make and devour! How well does it keep if there are leftovers? Ready to eat? Ok, ok — I HAVE been eating it at nearly every meal day after day. Gahhh! Aw thanks for making my day Megan! Extra seasoning can always be added as well. I have to admit, I didn’t have high hopes for this ( it was more for my vegetarian son) but it is actually amazing! <3 xoxo. Love the addition of a bell pepper too! 30g butter. xoxo. Reduce to low and let it simmer until potatoes are very tender and easily mashed and then just follow along the remaining instructions from the recipe above. Chop your veggies and toss em in the pot! I’ve been making a vegan version of this recipe for years, it’s amazing! than the first bowl! Split remaining potatoes in half and press through a ricer or food mill directly into the pot of soup. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the oil and heat until shimmering. Added Dill and Smoke Paprika and fresh corn. I *totally* get that everyone has different taste buds though and likes different degrees of seasoning. My two year old loves it, so that’s a big plus! Tempting, eh? Thanks for a super easy, awesome recipe! The only sub was I used all cheddar 2/3 smoked cheddar and 1/3 regular sharp cheddar as that was what I had on hand. Tried this tonight. I used a 5 quart. It was one of the first things I learned how to cook and I could make a perfectly crispy strip of bacon with my eyes closed and my hands tied behind my back. That’s the glory of soups – so easy to customize to taste! Our family likes our soup nice and thick (Not quite mashed potatoes thick but pretty hearty haha!) Since the parm adds a bit of flavor here I would add some extra sharp cheddar (all the Cabot cheeses are considered vegetarian) and then any extra seasoning to taste to amp up the flavors. 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