A delicious dairy-free potato soup recipe that is so flavorful and packed with potatoes and bacon!
Happy Labor Day! Labor Day usually means that the summer is just about over. On Labor Day, I like to reflect and think about what I enjoyed about summer and if it was the summer that I would have wanted. If not, how can we make it better for next year?
I have always done that since I was a little girl. This summer was very hectic and chaotic. Now with fall, we can kick-back and relax with a cozy pumpkin spice latte or a big bowl of soup. Yum!
Did you have a great summer this year? Tell me all about it, I would love to hear!
Even though, this is a dairy-free soup, it's just as delicious and creamy as regular potato soup. You will be pleasantly surprised! It's good! Even the hubby loved it.
I have been trying to incorporate healthier recipes into my diet by including a lot of dairy-free options. Some of them have been okay and some of them, like this potato soup, is just delicious.
For the creaminess of the soup, I added coconut milk and coconut cream. If you have a Trader Joe's close by, you can find the coconut cream there. If you do not have it, you can always omit it if needed. It tastes great with just the coconut milk.
- 8 russet potatoes diced into cubes
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup coconut cream*
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
In a large pot, add in the potatoes, chicken stock, coconut milk, coconut cream, and 4 slices of the bacon crumbled. Cook on medium-heat with a lid for about an hour, or until the potatoes are tender. Add in salt and pepper, to taste.
*For the coconut cream, place a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. You will see a thickened cream on the top when you open the can, that is the coconut cream. You will then see the liquid on the bottom, the coconut milk.
What exactly is the coconut cream?
Hi Stacie. You can obtain coconut cream from placing the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. There will be a thickened "cream" on the top and the liquid coconut milk in the bottom of the can. I just updated the recipe notes to include this. Thank you for pointing it out. Happy Monday. 🙂
Thanks Chelsea for the clarification! I wasn't sure if it was the Let's Do Organic Creamed Coconut. I'm making this tonight for dinner. 🙂
You are more than welcome, Stacie! Hope you enjoyed it! 🙂
My Asian store had it in cans.
This sounds wonderful! Is the coconut flavor strong in this recipe?
Not at all, Tara!
Potato soup has always been a favorite of mine up until my son was born with a dairy allergy. I made this last night but added some chopped carrots, celery and onion as well as a bit of Cajun seasoning. It was as delicious as the full dairy version I used to make pre-dairy-allergy. Thank you so much for being my guide to bringing this soup back to my family!!!
So glad you and your family enjoyed it, Allison! 🙂
Just made this for dinner. Followed the recipe exactly. Unfortunately it did not come out right. The potatoes melted too much and we came out with no broth at all, just lumpy mashed potato goo.
So sorry that happened, Brenna! I haven't had that happen before. It could have been on too high of heat, which resulted in overcooking the potatoes. Next time try cooking until the potatoes are tender.
Can this soup be frozen?
I have not tried freezing this soup before, Barb. If you do, please let me know how it turns out!
Thank you for sharing this! My almost 2 year old is allergic to dairy (among other things) and we are constantly searching for good kid friendly recipes! This was delicious! We subbed ham for bacon as that's what we had on hand and it turned out perfect! AND we have leftovers which is always a plus. 🙂
Yay! So glad you enjoyed it, Anne!
Holy moly. I've been craving the potato soup from my childhood but don't eat dairy when I can avoid it. Made this with some leftover Easter ham cut up and some yellow onion. It's amazing!
So glad you enjoyed it, Katie!
I absolutely love this soup. After my mother had heart surgery, it was the only thing she wanted to eat. It helped her get better.
I made this last night and between three of us, we have almost devoured it all. The two men in my household had no idea it was dairy-free. This soup tastes so rich. This is going in my family recipe book of favorites. I have never added a recipe that wasn't handed down by my mother or grandmother-that's how good this is.