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Vegan Loaded Baked Potato Soup

  • Author: Eat Drink Shrink
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 bowls 1x



Shiitake Bacon: 


  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tbs vegan butter or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 3 large potatoes – peeled and diced (1 additional if you want to create a chunky texture)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight in water or boiled until soft. 
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup vegan sour cream
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp vegan Worcestershire
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke 


  • 1/2 cup Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheddar 
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1/2 cup vegan Follow Your Heart Sour Cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 250: Throw the sliced shiitakes in the ingredients and bake for 30+ minutes until a little crispy. set aside. 
  2. Heat a large pot of water to boiling and add the potatoes. Boil for 30 minutes or until fork tender. Remove the skins, chop. 
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the pot with a drizzle of olive oil, cook until slightly browned, set aside. 
  4. add the onion, garlic and potatoes and cook slightly
  5. In a large blender or food processor add the soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, vegan sour cream, cooked onions, potatoes, and almond milk. Blend until smooth. Add additional almond milk to smooth the texture. If you don’t have a powerful blender I would blend the cashews first minus the potatoes and then gradually add them in. 
  6. Pour the blended ingredients back into the pot and add the vegetable stock. Add additional if desired to achieve the right consistency. 
  7. Add in the Worcestershire, soy, and thyme.
  8. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer. 
  9. Top with the garnishes and enjoy!


You can bake the potatoes rather than boiling if preferred
If you want to make a chunky consistency add an additional boiled potato, chopped into the blended soup
If you want to add a dimension of spice, I added a little Siracha in mine


  • Serving Size: 1
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