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Fall Favorite: Vegan Instant Pot Potato Soup
This vegan Instant Pot Potato soup is quickly becoming a fall staple in our home. It’s perfect for colder evenings, simple to make, and very kid-friendly! Best of all, it’s packed with healthy ingredients and delicious! We add carrots and even some hidden cauliflower for extra nutrition, but feel free to add any veggies that your family loves!
We love using the cauliflower crumbles because they are virtually undetected in the soup. My older kids actually like cauliflower, but my husband and youngest don’t so the Green Giant cauliflower crumbles are perfect!
This Vegan Instant Pot Potato Soup is perfect for vegans, vegetarians, allergy-families, or anyone who enjoys a yummy bowl of soup! We love using our Instant Pot on busy days, although most days are busy around here! It’s so convenient to cook healthy food quickly with minimal cleanup.
5 lb bag of Russet Potato Exchange (RPE) potatoes
1 cup Green Giant cauliflower crumbles
Non-dairy milk of choice (I used almond)
5 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup onion, diced
Nutritional yeast (as needed)
Dairy-free cheese (as a topping, optional)
Vegan Instant Pot Potato Soup Recipe Directions
Start by peeling and loosely chopping potatoes. This is a great job for older kids. Getting kids involved is one of the best ways to get them interested in healthy foods. Loosely chop the carrots or use shredded carrots.
While my 10-year-old finishes the potatoes, I chop the onions and mince the garlic. One thing I love about my Instant Pot is that I can saute the onion and garlic directly in the pot! I do this using a small amount of vegan butter or olive oil.
Once the onion is translucent, add the chopped potatoes to the pot. Add carrots, cauliflower, nutritional yeast, and spices. I add quite a bit of nutritional yeast, maybe about 1/4-1/2 a cup. If you do not use any vegan cheese, this will still give it a cheesy flavor as well as a nutritional boost. Did you know that nutritional yeast is very high in protein? Add non-dairy milk, but do not cover the potatoes. For a 6 qt Instant Pot, I use about 3 cups of almond milk.
Add black pepper and Himalayan sea salt to taste. Give everything a good stir and then close the lid. Cook for 22 minutes on the high-pressure setting. That’s it! If you have time, I recommend letting the pot depressurize itself. If you need to let the pressure out quickly, make sure to only open the valve a little or you’ll make a mess.
Blend it up
Once everything is cooked, there is one more step to make the soup creamier. Add a few scoops to a high-speed blender. I used a Ninja Blender but any decent blender should work. Quickly blend the mixture and then return it to the pot and stir. Instant creaminess! Make sure to leave some chunks of veggies so that is is still like soup and not mashed potatoes. If you want even more of a cheesy flavor, add some non-dairy cheese. We like Follow Your Heart cheddar-style shreds, but we didn’t use any today.
Enjoy this simple, kid-friendly, vegan Instant Pot potato soup anytime! My non-vegan husband asks for it regularly. It tastes even better leftover, so make extra. I have put this soup in Funtainer containers and sent it for my kid’s school lunches, they love it!
I love this soup because it’s:
Perfect for cold days
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If you make this soup, make sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!