Vegan Smoked Potato Soup
Today we’re diving into a bowl of vegan smoked potato soup.
It’s the kind of soup that my vegan and non-vegan friends both can appreciate and love. It’s creamy. It’s silky. It’s smoky. Ultimately it’s full of incredible flavor and substance that satisfies a hungry belly.
The secret: Smoked potatoes. They give this soup a smokey flavor that’s typically achieved by adding bacon or ham to soup.
A vendor at our local farmers market gave me the idea for this recipe. She told me about a chef who made vegan potato soup with smoked potatoes. Everyone who tried the soup swore up and down there was meat in the soup. Little did they know the chef’s secret ingredient was smoked potatoes.
I knew I could make that soup.
I asked Ken to smoke some potatoes for me. First, he fired up the Big Green Egg while I prepped the potatoes (wash, scrub, dry). Second, he put the potatoes on the BGE and smoked them for about 1 1/2 hours. Finally, he took them off the BGE, gave them to me and I proceeded to make vegan smoked potato soup. To make the smoked potatoes: prepare your smoker. Get the temp up to around 250-350. Wash and scrub your potatoes. Once the smoker is ready, place the potatoes on the smoker and smoke for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. To test if done, poke the potatoes with a toothpick or a knife. If the toothpick or knife is easily inserted and if the potato feels soft, the potato is done cooking.
Vegan Smoked Potato Soup
To make the smoked potatoes: prepare your smoker. Get the temp up to around 250-350. Wash and scrub your potatoes. Once the smoker is ready, place the potatoes on the smoker and smoke for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. To test if done, poke the potatoes with a toothpick or a knife. If the toothpick or knife is easily inserted and if the potato feels soft, the potato is done cooking.
More recipes to try:
Vegan Pumpkin Cream Sauce – super creamy and flavorful. Toss with pasta, use it as a bread dip or use it as pizza sauce.
Smoky Vegan Quinoa Chili – thick, hearty, filling and flavorful!
20 Minute Easy Vegan Lentil Chili – another thick and hearty chili recipe. This one only takes 20 minutes to make so it’s perfect for busy weeknights!
The soup does look so creamy and voluptuous even in the pictures! I really like the recipe! Never seen anything like it! And smoked potatoes? Genius!
But I do have a question, Can I use regular milk instead of cashew milk or does it have to be cashew milk?
Looking forward to hearing from you! xx
Of course! You can use regular milk in place of the cashew milk.
Smoked potatoes are great. I recommend giving them a try. Sometimes we smoke a few during the weekend so we can reheat and have with our meals during the week. 👌🏻
That looks so amazing. Wish I had a smoker so I could try it!! :) Lisa
Thank you, Lisa!
I’m always amazed when a vegan soup looks so delicious and creamy! I think I’m going to try one soon. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!
I hope you give this recipe a try. :)
the idea of smoking the potatoes for this recipe sounds amazing. Love all the ingredients.
Thank you, Judee!
This looks incredible! And I never even knew that 1) You could smoke potatoes (but like, duh), 2) that smoked potatoes CAN IN FACT taste like real meat and 3) Big Green Egg. I had to Google it :) LOL, I totally want to make this. I never know what to do with potatoes but soups are perfect once the nip returns in the fall (and I love nippy weather). Thanks for sharing :)
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LOL! Smoked potatoes are great! If you don’t get around to trying this soup, I recommend at least trying a smoked potato. They are SO good! We had them with our dinner last night. :)
I can just picture my B.O.B. Bob’s reaction now when I ask him to go smoke me up some potatoes! It’s totally worth making this recipe to see that face! Happy Fiesta Friday! – Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck – Colleen
YES! Smoked potatoes are great even by themselves. We had some with our dinner last night. :) I hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try!
Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Link party!
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Please keep our great state of Texas in your thoughts and prayers as we are struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Hope you have a good week.
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The recipe never says when to add the vegetable broth. Also if I use liquid smoke how much should I add?
Thank you for pointing that out. The recipe has been updated. The broth is added with the cashew milk.
I’ve never made this with liquid smoke and rarely use liquid smoke so I cannot say how much to add. Do you have a smoker or a gas/charcoal grill?
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