Cream of Potato and Artichoke Soup

Vegan Cream of Potato and Artichoke Soup

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Vegan Cream of Artichoke and Potato Soup Recipe

Potatoes are a great food for weight loss and offer many essential nutrients, such as vitamin B6 (which is essential in maintaining the nervous system and for the production of serotonin), iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, vitamin C, and lots of phytonutrients.

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Cream of Artichoke and Potato Soup

Cream of Potato and Artichoke Soup

A creamy soup without the fattening cream. Serve with a salad and bread for a very satisfying meal.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Soup
YIELD 4 servings
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  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 2 medium leeks, cut into thin slices - or 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 7 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 5 cups water - divided
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 4 teaspoons granulated onion - (1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt - scant
  • 1 1/2 cups artichoke hearts, chopped - (1 15-ounce can) (The grocery store near me doesn't carry frozen artichoke hearts, and I skipped the fresh ones because I didn't want to make this recipe too time consuming for my readers. The canned ones worked nicely, but feel free to experiment with fresh or frozen if you'd like.)


  • In a large soup pot, sauté diced onions or leeks and celery in oil over medium-low heat until onions are translucent.
  • Meanwhile, wash and peel potatoes. Dice into bite-size pieces. (I use my veggie chopper to get this done fast.)
  • When onions begin to appear translucent, add garlic to onions and celery and sauté for one additional minute.
  • Add potatoes, parsley, basil, and 4 cups of water. Turn heat to high.
  • When water comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, but not mushy (about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the potato dices).
  • Meanwhile, place cashews, granulated onion and garlic, salt, and remaining cup of water in blender and blend on high speed until very smooth. A heavy-duty blender works best for this.
  • When potatoes are tender, stir in blender mixture and chopped artichoke hearts, and cook until hot. Serve hot.


1. Cashews should be rinsed in a colander under hot water before using.
2. If your artichoke hearts have some tough leaves, be sure to discard those before adding to soup.

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    1. Hi Danielle,

      Unfortunately, cooking it in a crockpot doesn’t work very well.

      However, on occasions when I needed to make this ahead of time, I cooked in on the stove, kept it in the frig overnight, and then reheated in the crockpot. It worked beautifully.


  1. No, no, no, no. This did not turn out well at all. There is nothing creamy about it. My blender was not able to blend the cashews fine enough. The soup is grainy and I have nuts all up in my teeth. It does not look appetizing at all this way. What a disappointment! Such a waste of cashews. Now I have this giant pot and there is no way my boyfriend will eat it.
    Worth a shot, I guess.

  2. 5 stars
    Yes yes yes! Easy and delicious! (used a vitamix for the cashews and a regular immersion blender to make the soup creamy and chunky). Thank you!!!

  3. 5 stars
    I love the taste of artichokes, but they can sometimes be a bit ‘wiry’, so making a creamy soup with them is a fabulous idea. I love that you can use frozen artichokes = super easy = just up my street. Will be giving this one a go.

  4. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe and came out very tasty. I cooked the artichokes and used a blendtec for the creamy cashew mixture. I would dice up potatoes smaller next time since they are not as soft as I like but overall a huge success! Thank you for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    This came out so good!!
    I didn’t have cashews so I used almonds
    And I added Italian seasoning basil and celery salt and used no oil
    We added roasted corn and omg this is amazing!!!
    Andy made some of her homemade corn tortillas with it!!
    This is so good We were full before it was even done!!

  6. 5 stars
    This soup is so wonderful! I ate four or five bowls of it today since this morning when I made it. I don’t have a high end blender so I soaked my cashews in water overnight to soften them up and make them easier to blend. My ordinary blender then did a great job and the cashews blended up very smooth and creamy. Truly one of the my favorite soups.

    1. Hi Cindy,

      Glad your family loved the soup. : )

      I did try freezing the soup, and, unfortunately, the results were not good. You can, of course, make it a few days ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator, but I don’t recommend the freezer.

      Thanks for your comment.


  7. 5 stars
    This Cream of Potato and Artichoke soup is delicious. I opted out from using oil. I used less artichoke than the recipe calls for bc I ruined part of it while trying to prepare it. I soaked my cashews in water for a night bc I know the blender I use is weak. I used bone broth instead of water & added 1 cup of water. I used less than 1/4 tsp of celery salt for the cashew blending step. I opted out of using the powdered onion and it was good on salt even though I forgot to add it.

  8. 5 stars
    Just finished a bowl of this delicious soup! I used rosemary, since that’s what’s growing in the garden, and added maybe 1.5 Tablespoons nutritional yeast and a can of navy beans for some extra protein. The whole family loves it!

  9. 5 stars
    I make this often now, as it has become one of my favorite comfort foods when it gets chilly out. Thank you for these wonderful recipes!

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