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Instant Pot Vegan Potato Soup

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Instant Pot Vegan Potato Soup

I’m not exactly sure how this happened. But somehow and some way, this Instant Pot vegan potato soup has a “meaty” flavor. Now, that is not the point – to have food taste like meat. But when eating a strict plant-based diet, I’ll take any meaty flavor I can get! And, additionally, is actually more of a potato-vegetable chowder than a soup.

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5 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Vegan Potato Soup

Vegan potato soup with a "meaty" flavor!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 238 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 medium carrots peeled, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 lbs. red or gold potatoes skin-on, roughly chopped


  1. Turn on sauté setting on Instant Pot - Once hot, add oil, onions, carrots, and celery, cook for about 5 minutes (until onions are translucent and carrots begin to soften).
  2. Add vinegar, garlic, and bay leaf ­ cook for 2 minutes, until vinegar has evaporated.
  3. Add vegetable stock, salt, pepper, and potatoes, then mix well. Then switch Instant Pot to manual setting for 7 minutes.
  4. Once time is complete quick-­release pressure then remove lid.
  5. Remove bay leaf and mash well with a potato masher. (I don't recommend using any kind of blender because the soup will become super starchy.)
  6. Ladle into a bowl and top with caramelized onions and/or fresh green onions.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Vegan Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 1649mg 69%
Potassium 1189mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 76.1%
Vitamin C 29.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Instant Pot Vegan Potato Soup | The Foodie Eats


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  • Reply
    September 14, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I made this soup for my family last night, and it was delicious! We went vegan 5 weeks ago, and I am building my repertoire of recipes that are well received by the whole family. My teenage son asked if we could have this again, so you know it was a hit! To bump up the protein, I added 2 cups of cooked great northern beans. They just disappear into the soup. My son runs cross country and burns a ton of calories, so I was just trying to sneak in a little extra fuel for him. We’ll be having this again soon!

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      September 14, 2017 at 8:27 am

      ? So glad you liked it!

  • Reply
    September 20, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    A full tablespoon of salt seemed a lot to me so I did less. The soup was delicious! Great tasting and easy recipe. Thanks.

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      September 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      When you account for 3 pounds of potatoes and all the other veggies, 1 Tbsp really isn’t that much. So glad you liked it though! And thanks for your feedback.

  • Reply
    September 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Could you do the Sautee part earlier in the day and then pour the rest in and set the timer for dinner time?

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      October 3, 2017 at 9:24 am

      I don’t see why you couldn’t do that. I might be just a little concerned about it sitting at room temperature for an extended period of time though. Bad bacteria love to grow in lukewarm food.

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    October 23, 2017 at 7:24 am

    I am newer to the Instant Pot. I made this last night and although the taste was good, the end result was more like mashed potatoes than a soup. The only thing that comes to mind is that I am at 5000′ elevation which probably affects evaporation…going to research this.

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      November 1, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Hmmm.. That’s interesting. Please let me know what you find out.

  • Reply
    November 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I made this tonight and it was super flavorful! So easy and filling. I didn’t mash the potatoes – just left them in pieces and let them kind of fall apart. This will for sure be on rotation in our house – thank you!!

  • Reply
    January 9, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Wow. Great flavor, it’s a hit here.

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      January 9, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Awesome! So glad you liked it 🙂

  • Reply
    January 27, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Love how flavorful and filling this soup is!

  • Reply
    March 1, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Whoa!! This soup is outstanding!! My wife was needing some comfort food so when i found the recipe i went with it. The wife is a tiny little lady but is enjoying her third bowl….thanks for sharing….

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      March 6, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your review! And I’m really glad you guys enjoyed it so much.

  • Reply
    Nancy Paris
    March 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    This was amazing. Best soup I ever ate. It was hard to believe it had such full flavor without meat. The texture was just right.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      March 6, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Wow, what a great thing to say! I’m really glad you it enjoyed it so much.

  • Reply
    March 11, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Made this soup and we loved it. Tasty and filling.

  • Reply
    May 1, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I made a mistake and just threw all the ingredients in without sauteing. I hope its still good.

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      May 2, 2018 at 11:33 am

      Well… How did it go?

  • Reply
    Michele Gallant
    October 7, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Although I haven’t had time to make this soup I can see from the ingredients and preparation that it will be superb! I just found your website and am so happy I did! You are now marked as one of my favorites! I will definitely be trying this and many more of your delicious looking recipes!

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