Vegan Mashed Potato Soup

We are big fans of potato soup in the VeganAsana house, but we prefer the potatoes to be mashed, so that the soup is really thick and rich.  Since I‘m currently obsessed with the pressure cooker, I decided to work on making it that way.  Here was the end result!

5 lb potatoes peeled and diced
3 stalks celery diced
1 sweet onion diced
3 cups diced carrots
2 T olive oil
7-8 cups vegetable broth
1 cups unsweetened soy milk
4 cloves minced garlic optional
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Add olive oil and onion to the bottom of the cooker and cook on medium heat until the onions begin to carmelize.  Add the potatoes, celery, and broth.  Place the carrots in a small stainless or glass bowl and place on top of the potatoes.  Add several T of water to the carrot bowl.  Close lid and bring to high pressure.  Maintain at high pressure for 5 minutes and then remove from heat and allow pressure to dissipate naturally.   Remove lid, remove bowl of carrots (carefully!).  Using an immersion blender, or mashing by hand, gently mash potatoes to texture desired.  Add cooked carrots, nutritional yeast, soy milk, salt, and pepper and stir.  Return to stove (without lid) and heat on low, stirring often, for a few moments.  Serve with a salad and some bread.

(sorry for the lack of an “after” picture – mashed potato soup doesn’t photograph well)

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6 Responses to Vegan Mashed Potato Soup

  1. I was looking for a simple, hearty soup for this week as we get our first autumn rain. I’ve got the ingredients on my list. I’ll bet the kids would love to help me make this and then eat it up!

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