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Cheesy Potato Soup with Roasted Pepitas

This Cheesy Potato Soup with Roasted Pepitas is entirely vegan, gluten free and so delicious. Full of stunning fall flavors and make in no time. Perfect for the holidays.

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We all know that we are on the brink of fall.

That means for all of us wearing warm clothes, drinking pumpkin lattes, overnight oats, or Poke bowls like this Hawaiian Poke Bowl (meal prep, vegan, gluten free).

Of course all that pumpkin spice, and cheese cakes. Right, who does not love this? Try something like my Cheesecake Brownies with Caramel Apples and treat yourself to a cider.

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Fall is the time for all things warming, nourishing and this Cheesy Potato Soup with Roasted Pepitas is no exception.

From the first spoon you know it’s:

Hearty, creamy, filling, satisfying, warming, comforting, packed with bold flavors from the inside out, but at the same time so pretty easy to make.

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How to make potato soup

Classic potato soup is made with butter and cream. Often you can also find bacon. We do something different to keep it dairy free and plant based.

We add a 3 ingredient vegan cheese sauce which is made from cashews and tahini. It adds the same creamy texture to it, just like you know it from butter or cream.

For the preparation of the soup you can always use a hand blender, if you prefer to leave some texture. Or use a stand mixer if you wish your soup really silky and smooth.

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How to thicken potato soup

When it comes to thickening, we often use potato, corn or tapioca starch. Which makes sense if you prepare a really thin soup.

In this Cheesy Potato Soup with Roasted Pepitas there is no need for this.

The 3 ingredient dairy free sauce adds a lot of creaminess and thickness. But also the potatoes themselves have enough starch to give the soup the perfect texture.

Absolutely no need for a further thickener.

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How to make Cheesy Potato Soup with Roasted Pepitas

First heat a pot with water and cook your potatoes.

While the potatoes are cooking, heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth in a casserole. Add the garlic, leek, and optional onions. Fry everything for around 5 minutes.

There is no need to make the 3 ingredient vegan cheese sauce separately. We simply add its ingredients to the blender when we are making the soup.

For that combine potatoes, nutritional yeast, the sauteed veggies in the bowl of blender. Season well with salt and pepper.

Now add the sauce ingredients, such as cashews, tahini, vegetable broth and process until really smooth and creamy.

Head over to the pot you used for cooking your potatoes before and fill them with the soup. Heat everything slowly.

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While you’re doing this, heat a small pan and roast the pepitas aka pumpkin seeds for around 5 minutes until lightly brown.

Divide soups into bowls and sprinkle with roasted pepitas on top, enjoy!

This Cheesy Potato Soup makes an amazing dinner, lunch, meal prep, or work lunch. Also a great dairy free alternative for everyone and perfect for a quick family dinner or even date nights.

I mean who does not love potato soup? Right everyone does!

I made this for a couple of friends recently, yes we’re going into the fall mood totally. So there was a big soup craving lately and what I can say it was such a big hit.

No leftovers, everyone enjoyed this so much.

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What goes with potato soup

It’s really filling on it own, but of course you can eat it also with this delicious Hummus Homemade Bread, which will pair excellent.

Also I guess it would be absolutely lovely with this Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry, especially the oven version, yum!

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Can you freeze potato soup

Sure you can. Please make sure when making this fresh that you let it cool down completely before transferring it to the freezer.

Also make sure when it comes to the roasted pepitas that you prepare them just before you serve your defrosted soup. Never freeze them with the soup. These are always made fresh.

Don’t freeze half warm or warm soup. Always make sure it completely cools down. Otherwise it will really loose quality, texture and taste.

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If you give this Cheesy Potato Soup with Roasted Pepitas a try tag me on Instagram and Facebook with a picture.

Love seeing all your remakes, Florian.

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Cheesy Potato Soup with Roasted Pepitas

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Cheesy Potato Soup with Roasted Pepitas is entirely vegan, gluten free and so delicious. Full of stunning fall flavors and make in no time. Perfect for the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 ingredient vegan cheese sauce + 5  cups vegetable broth more
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional:

  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. First heat a pot with water and cook your potatoes.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth in a casserole. Add the garlic, leek, and optional onions. Fry everything for around 5 minutes.
  3. Combine potatoes, nutritional yeast, the sauteed veggies in the bowl of blender. Season well with salt and pepper. Now add the sauce ingredients, such as cashews, tahini, vegetable broth and process until really smooth and creamy.
  4. Head over to the pot you used for cooking your potatoes before and fill them with the soup. Heat everything slowly.
  5. While you’re doing this, heat a small pan and roast the pepitas aka pumpkin seeds for around 5 minutes until lightly brown. Divide soups into bowls and sprinkle with roasted pepitas on top, enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g
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Liz

Monday 2nd of September 2019

This soup is sooo good! I haven’t made a good potato soup since cutting out dairy, so this hit the spot. My dairy consuming kids didn’t even notice a difference. I did use about 3 lbs of potatoes and left a lb out of the blender because I like potato chunks in my soup. I love how easy this recipe is, too!

Florian

Monday 2nd of September 2019

Thanks for your amazing feedback and making it, Liz. Happy it was such a big hit with you and your family. I hope you'll find lots of more recipes to try!