Potato Soup (Dairy and Soy Free!)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

I've been working on this potato soup for years, and I'm finally happy enough with it to share. Just tonight, I served it to a friend who claimed not to like potatoes. He liked it! Specific brands for making this egg-, dairy-, and soy-free are included. A good potato soup does not need cream or milk!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine margarine, celery, onion, potatoes, and garlic in a stock pot (5 qt size works well).
  2. Saute vegetables for 10 minutes.
  3. Add chicken base, water, and spices.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  5. Boil 30 minutes, until potatoes are soft.
  6. Cook 10 strips bacon to crisp (precooked bacon in the microwave does just fine). Add to soup.
  7. Use a standing blender or stick blender to blend soup to a creamy consistency. You may need to allow the soup to cool before transferring to an upright blender, and blend in batches. Stir the final soup well.
  8. We love this consistency, but if you wish to thicken the soup, potato flakes may be added. It could be thinned with a broth or milk product.
Most Helpful

My family really liked this soup. I appreciated the quantity, allowing for it to be frozen since there isn't any dairy and more bacon can be added later. I used nitrate free, uncured bacon with organic chicken broth to help get down the sodium. Next time I will chop green onion for the top too.

alisha.mills February 09, 2014