Baked Potato Soup is hearty, creamy, easy and this recipe is a little different. It’s plant-based and carrots are added for just a hint of sweetness.
Soups on! That is one of the most inviting and comforting statements out there. Even if you just whisper it to yourself you probably have a smile on your face.
There is such gratification when you are looking at a big pot of homemade soup. Luckily, it is actually easy to do. I have heard that if you can make a great soup from scratch then you are a good cook.
Just put a big pot on the stovetop and get to it. When you are ringing the dinner bell people will come running.
Carrots and Baked Potato Soup
- 1/2 cup non dairy butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 cups non dairy milk
- 1 cup vegetable broth/stock
- 5 large russet potatoes
- 4 carrots, chopped
- 4 green onions, chopped finely
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Scrub the potatoes clean and poke them with a knife so that steam can escape while they are baking.
- Place in the oven and bake at 400°F for 1 hour, or until you can easily pierce the potato with a fork.
- Remove and let set so they can cool for handling.
- While the potatoes are baking -
- In a medium saucepan cover the carrots with water.
- Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes.
- Peel and cube the potatoes into large bite size chunks.
- In a stock pot, melt the non dairy butter over medium heat.
- Stir in flour until smooth. Watch closely.
- Gradually stir in non-dairy milk and vegetable broth over high heat, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Turn down the heat to medium.
- If you would like the soup a little thinner then you can add more vegetable broth, 1/4 cup at a time.
- Gently stir in potatoes, carrots and onion.
- Heat through so that the vegetables get hot, about 10 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Serve hot.
- Sprinkle a little pepper on top, if you like.
You can't freeze this soup but it will keep in the fridge for 3 days.
To reheat the leftovers -
place in a saucepan and heat through.
You can add a little vegetable broth if is has thickened. Don't add it until the soup is hot because the thickness can be deceiving when the soup is cool.