Creamy Sweet ‘n’ Gold Potato Soup

Creamy Sweet ‘n’ Gold Potato Soup

Sometimes, the most delicious recipes can be the simplest. You just need the right ingredients. This recipe uses both sweet potatos and yukon gold potatoes….the combo is so delicious. The yukon gold potatoes lend a buttery taste. There are a gazillion potato soup recipes out there….well, here is one more, my version. Super simple, few ingredients¬†and so delicious.

This soup gets an extra boost of flavor by combining gold yukon potatoes with sweet potatoes. Most people know how good sweet potatoes are for you…but did you also know that yukon gold potatoes are an excellent source of nutrition? Well,¬†here’s why I added them to this soup:

  • Source of iron (important for energy and it is needed to transfer oxgen throughout the body)
  • High in potassium (1 medium potato contains about 770 mg)
  • High in Vitamin C (1 medium potato contains about 50% of our daily RDA! Vitamin C is also needed to absorb iron into the body)
  • Fat-free (yippee!)
  • Boosts collagen levels….collagen is necessary for youthful skin. The more collagen, the less visible wrinkles.

Yay for healthy soup that tastes amazing, thick and creamy!

Creamy Sweet 'n' Gold Potato Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: PT20-25M

Yield: 3 quarts (12 cups)

Serving Size: 1 cup

Creamy Sweet 'n' Gold Potato Soup

An incredibly creamy soup is achieved using both sweet and gold potatoes. This soup is not only delicious, it is rich in nutrients without leaving you feeling heavy like traditional potato soups. This will become a comfort soup in your home.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 lbs peeled and chopped yukon gold potatoes, about 5 heaping cups (plus a couple extra for toasting as garnish)
  • 2 lbs peeled and chopped sweet potatoes, about 6 heaping cups
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced (about a tablespoon, add more if desired)
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt, to taste

Instructions

Peel and chop both potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes and mince the garlic. Place in a large pot.

Add all of the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir well. Bring to a boil and once boiling, turn to low and cover. Cook for 20-25 mins, or until the potatoes are completely tender. Blend with an immersion blender to a creamy consistency. Or you can use a regular blender, just don't blend it too long into a complete liquid. Taste and add any more salt if desired.

Chop up a couple more yukon gold potatoes and broil them until golden brown (5-10 mins) and garnish the soup with them. I love the texture it added. I also garnished with green onions. So good!

Notes

*Gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free, soy-free

http://thevegan8.com/2014/02/05/potota-soup/

23 Comments

  1. What gorgeous soup, it looks so creamy I thought it would have some coconut milk or something like that. I love the combo of sweet and yukon gold potatoes also adding the nutritional yeast is a really great addition.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you Suzanne. The combo is really creamy and delicious and didn’t need any milk :)

  2. This looks beautiful!! Are Yukon Golds easy for you to find in the grocery store? I remember looking for them over Thanksgiving and all I could find were russet, sweet potatoes, red potatoes and some small multicolored potatoes. But maybe everyone was just snapping up the Yukons for their mashed potatoes :) I’m so craving some creamy potato soup now!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Erika! I never have a problem finding them…I usually get them at Krogers…but you are probably right, Thanksgiving is all about mashed potatoes, so that’s why they were proably gone, haha! This soup would be the bomb with the yellow butter potatoes too!

  3. This is the perfect soup for a day like today! There was a snow storm here in Toronto and this soup looks like the type of creamy and comforting meal I’m looking for. I also love that I have all of those ingredients on hand so I don’t have to brave the snow to make it :)

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh awesome Erin! Please leave me feedback if you make it, I’d love to hear what you think! Thank you :)

  4. Oh man, yum! I feel like I’ve been on a potato craving binge lately!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      me too!

  5. It is pretty warm here but regardless, I want to devour this soup! The colour is liquid gold :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks Uru!

  6. Can’t believe there is no milk or cream. This looks smooth and rich and delicious! It’s a must try for sure.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      It really is creamy and silky smooth! Using both potatoes does the trick! It is actually light, doesn’t give you that heavy feeling like traditional potato soup :)

  7. Met with our daughter in Arlington, TX who has been on this Vegan lifestyle for a year and looks great! My husband and I are both in our 70s but we came home to San Antonio very encouraged to at least try it and started with smoothies once a day substituting the evening meal. These recipes sound great and intend to check them out, especially the soup and the salad.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much for stopping by Adeline, I truly appreciate it and you sharing your story! I hope you enjoy my recipes and please let me know when you make any of them :)

  8. THIS IS perfection for everyone dealing with the sh*t cold weather!!! LOL! You could even eat this cold though in the summer :)

  9. This soup is so pretty!! And it sounds like the perfect thing to warm you up on these cold winter nights :)

  10. YUM! This soup looks heavenly and I love how healthy and light it is! I love Yukon Gold and Sweet Potatoes. This would be perfect on a cold day.

  11. Great idea, Brandi, mixing the 2 types of potatoes. Just look at that color! I must admit, though, that I misread the post’s title, thinking it read “Sweet ‘n’ COLD potato soup.” Having just cleared the snow around here, I wondered if you were all right. :)

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks John, yes, it really enhanced just a regular sweet potato soup! It was gone the first 24 hours, haha :)

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      hahaha John! Sweet and cold! It actually does taste good cold too :)

  12. Ohhh mee ohhh myyyy! This looks like the perfect soup for a snowy day!! I want!!

  13. This has everything that I love, Brandi: sweet potatoes, regular spuds ‘n soup. Delicious! And I love your beautiful photos. I never take lovely photos of soup! This looks so creamy and satisfying.

  14. simple and gorgeous!

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