Vegan Dump & Go Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Vegan Dump & Go Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

This soup is hearty, creamy, and super satisfying. The best part is that it’s incredibly simple to make, all you have to do is dump all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do its thing.


Vegan Dump and Go Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup - The Bitchy Baker

I finished mine off with a dollop of vegan sour cream, some crispy Smart Bacon, more shredded vegan cheddar, green onions, and lots of freshly ground black pepper. I also served these with some warm dinner rolls for dipping. This meal was perfection.


Vegan Dump and Go Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup - The Bitchy Baker

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Dump and Go Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 Hours
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

Directions:

1.)    In a crock-pot, combine all ingredients apart from the cheddar, cornstarch, and salt + pepper. Be sure to reserve the tops of the green onions and some of the veggie bacon for the top. Stir well to combine.

2.)    Cook on low for at least six hours, or up to eight hours. Alternately you may cook on high for 2-3 hours.

3.)    Remove and discard bay leaves. Add in the cheese, reserving about a third of the cheese for the top. Add in the cornstarch slurry while stirring to combine. Cover and allow to cook on low for an additional 30 minutes to thicken.

4.)    Season soup with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust thickness with some additional vegan cream if you want a slightly thinner consistency.

5.)    Serve topped with reserved veggie bacon, cheese and green onion tops (or chives) along with a dollop of vegan sour cream. I also recommend lots of freshly cracked black pepper and a warm piece of crusty bread for dipping. Enjoy!


Notes:

1.)    Lactic acid powder adds a cheesy tang, similar to what you find in buttermilk, yogurt, or sour cream. I use this brand, and absolutely love it. It’s amazing in dressings and sauces. You’re welcome to omit this ingredient, or substitute with some fresh lemon juice. 1-2 tablespoons should add a nice tanginess to the soup.

2.)    I used Smart Bacon by Lightlife. It’s quite low in fat, so it doesn’t 100% replicate bacon. It’s really similar to turkey bacon actually. I like to pan fry the pieces in a bit of oil to help crisp it up so I can crumble it. About 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat on each side seems to do the trick. It gets nice and browns on the edges. You’re welcome to substitute another bacon replacement of your choice. Smoked tofu would work great, as would tempeh, seitan, or mushroom bacon.


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