We can't get enough of this easy potato soup recipe. Filled with good-for-you ingredients, it's ultra creamy and comforting, but it's nourishing, too!
We’re obsessed with this potato soup recipe! It’s lusciously creamy and filled with bold, smoky, tangy flavor. If you have any leftovers, it tastes even better on the second day, but in our house, a pot of this soup never lasts long.
In my book, this potato soup recipe is perfect for the holiday season. The weather outside is frightful, so comfort food is what I’m craving. But in between all the cookies and holiday appetizers, I want to sneak in as many healthy meals as I can. That’s where this potato soup recipe comes in. Creamy and richly flavorful, it’ll satisfy any comfort food craving. But, packed with good-for-you ingredients, it leaves plenty of room for holiday treats. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients
Tasting this soup, you’d never guess that it’s totally plant-based. That’s right! This potato soup recipe is free of chicken stock, bacon, and even heavy cream. These ingredients (+veggie broth, olive oil, salt, and pepper, of course!) combine to make this potato soup recipe ultra creamy, comforting, and flavorful:
- Potatoes – You can’t have potato soup without them! I highly recommend using Yukon gold potatoes for this recipe. They have a creamier texture than russet potatoes, and they add to the soup’s rich golden color.
- White beans – Instead of using heavy cream or flour to thicken the soup, I blend in white beans! They make it super luscious and smooth, and they add a boost of plant-based protein.
- Onion and garlic – These veggie ingredients are key for amping up the flavor in this potato soup, so I use a lot of them. You’ll need 1 large white onion and 4 garlic cloves to make this recipe.
- White wine vinegar, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard – All these simple ingredients combine to make this soup super bright and tangy. Yum!
- Smoked paprika – There’s no need to make potato soup with bacon (or bacon grease), when you have smoked paprika on hand! It makes this soup rich, bold, and smoky.
I like my potato soup with some texture, so I only puree half of it here. To do this, I transfer half the soup to my upright blender, puree it, and then stir it back into the pot, but an immersion blender would also work well for this step.
After I puree half the soup, I use a potato masher to gently smash the remaining diced potatoes and white beans. The soup will still be slightly chunky, but the chunks will almost melt into the hot, creamy base, yielding a delicious velvety texture.
Potato Soup Serving Suggestions
To make this potato soup recipe extra comforting and delicious, load it up with classic baked potato fixings! I like to sprinkle mine with grated sharp cheddar cheese, chopped chives, crispy coconut bacon, and a scoop of tangy Greek yogurt instead of the traditional sour cream.
If you love this potato soup recipe…
Creamy Potato Soup
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 large white onion, chopped
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes, about 5, chopped
- 1½ cups cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Scallions or chives
- Coconut bacon, recipe below
- Greek yogurt, optional
- Cheddar cheese, optional
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, salt, and several grinds of pepper. Sauté 6 to 8 minutes, until softened.
- Add the garlic, stir, and cook 2 more minutes. Stir in the white wine vinegar and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds, and then add the broth, potatoes, and white beans. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
- Let cool slightly, then transfer half of the soup to a blender with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, the mustard, lemon juice, and paprika. Blend until smooth and return the pureed soup back to the pot.
- Use a potato masher to gently smash the potato chunks and beans. Season to taste with more salt and pepper and serve with desired toppings.
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ¾ tablespoon tamari
- Scant ½ tablespoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika