Creamy Potato Soup Recipe: One-Pot Comfort Food

Do you love warm, comforting soup on a cold night? Are you looking for a gluten-free and casein-free recipe that can satisfy your cravings while also being gentle on the tummy? Look no further than this creamy potato soup recipe!

Loaded with healthy plant-based ingredients, this soup is free from gluten, dairy, and casein. It’s incredibly easy to make and can be ready in just 30 minutes. And the best part? This soup is so creamy and flavorful that you’ll never miss the dairy!

With its wonderful comfort-food properties, this soup is perfect for sharing with your loved ones during those colder winter months. So why not give it a try and let the flavors transport you to a place of warmth and coziness? All you need are basic ingredients like potatoes, vegetable broth, olive oil, salt, pepper, onion powder, cornstarch, and a handful of other simple ingredients.

Read on to discover how you can make the perfect gluten-free and casein-free creamy potato soup for a satisfying dinner anytime!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Creamy Potato Soup - Gluten Free/Casein Free
Creamy Potato Soup – Gluten Free/Casein Free

If you’re looking for a satisfying and cozy meal for a cold night, then this creamy potato soup might just be the perfect solution for you. Not only is it gluten-free and casein-free, but it’s also incredibly delicious and easy to make.

One of the main reasons why you’ll fall in love with this recipe is its simplicity. With just a handful of ingredients, a large pot, and 30 minutes of your time, you can create a wonderful comfort food that will warm up your entire body.

This soup is loaded with fresh potatoes that give it its creamy texture, making it even more indulgent than any other potato soup you’ve ever had before. The addition of coconut milk and vegetable broth give it that extra creaminess without any dairy products.

Plus, this recipe is incredibly flexible. You can add in whatever ingredients you have on hand to make it your own – whether you want to go for something plant-based or add some ham or chicken broth.

The best part about this potato soup is that it’s versatile enough to be served as a side dish or a main course. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just looking for an easy weeknight meal, this soup is guaranteed to please.

With its easy preparation and rich flavors, there’s no doubt that this gluten-free and casein-free creamy potato soup will become a new favorite in your household.

Ingredient List

 Creamy potato soup that's gluten and dairy free, but packed with flavor!
Creamy potato soup that’s gluten and dairy free, but packed with flavor!

Here is the ingredient list you will need to make this hearty and decadent creamy potato soup that is both gluten-free and casein-free:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of margarine
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 4 cups of diced Yukon gold potatoes (about 6-8 medium potatoes)
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of chicken broth (or vegetable broth if vegan)
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water in a small bowl
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder

It’s important to use gluten-free ingredients to keep the soup gluten-free. Yukon gold potatoes work best for this recipe, but you may use another kind of potato if desired. Also, make sure to mix the cornstarch and water separately before adding it to the soup so that it thickens evenly without any clumps.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in a comforting bowl of warm potato soup, without the dairy or wheat.
Indulge in a comforting bowl of warm potato soup, without the dairy or wheat.

Now that we have all the ingredients gathered, let’s move on to the fun part of cooking. This potato soup is very easy to make, and it only takes less than 30 minutes. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes

  • Wash 6 – 8 Yukon gold potatoes, peel them if desired, and then cut them into small cubes.
  • In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Next, add in 1 small diced onion and sauté until they are lightly caramelized.
  • Add in the chopped potatoes and stir until they are coated with oil.

Step 2: Cook the Potatoes

  • Carefully pour in 3 cups of vegetable broth or chicken broth into the pot with potatoes. Stir until mixed.
  • Season with 1 teaspoon of sea salt and ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper. Add in 1 teaspoon of onion powder and stir.
  • Bring the soup to a boil then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15 – 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

Step 3: Thicken the Soup

  • In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of cold water with ¼ cup of cornstarch until well combined without lumps.
  • Pour mixture slowly into the pot while stirring until incorporated.
  • Add in 1 cup of coconut milk, (or heavy cream if not vegan or dairy-free), to create richness and creaminess. Keep stirring until everything is combined.

Step 4: Garnish and Serve

  • As a bonus (but optional), top your Potato soup with some garnishes like fresh chopped chives or parsley leaves for extra flavor.
  • Serve your soup hot with some bread on the side such as crusty garlic bread or gluten-free crackers. Enjoy your creamy potato soup on cold nights, and it will sure become one of your most favorite comfort foods ever.

That’s it! Now you know how to make this mouth-watering and easy creamy potato soup recipe. You can also explore some variations with other vegetable soups such as celery soup or loaded potato soup, and modify them to suit your taste. Go ahead and experiment with this recipe to create your version of a hearty, healthy meal for yourself or your loved ones.

Substitutions and Variations

 The velvety texture of the soup will warm you up inside and out on a cold day.
The velvety texture of the soup will warm you up inside and out on a cold day.

Are you looking to mix things up with this recipe, or do you have dietary restrictions that require some adjustments? Fear not, as there are a few substitutions and variations you can make to ensure your taste and dietary needs are met.

Firstly, if you’re looking for a more plant-based option, swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth. This change makes the dish vegan-friendly, while still providing a warm and comforting meal perfect for any cold night.

For those who prefer a creamier texture, try adding in some coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Not only is this substitution dairy-free, but it also gives the dish an added layer of richness that you won’t be able to resist.

To switch up the flavor profile, consider adding in some diced ham or bacon to create a loaded baked potato soup. You could also add in some fresh veggies like celery or carrot to create a creamy chicken soup or vegetable soup.

If you don’t have access to yukon gold potatoes, don’t worry! Russet potatoes will work just as well for this recipe. The key is to make sure they’re diced into small pieces for quicker cooking.

Lastly, if you’re looking for even more gluten-free and dairy-free substitution options outside of this recipe, try using cornstarch instead of flour as a thickener agent. Additionally, margarine or olive oil can be used instead of butter for anyone who requires dairy-free options.

All in all, this potato soup recipe is extremely versatile and can suit almost anybody’s dietary preferences or taste preferences.

Serving and Pairing

 Treat your taste buds to a creamy and satisfying soup, minus the gluten or dairy.
Treat your taste buds to a creamy and satisfying soup, minus the gluten or dairy.

Creamy potato soup is a wonderful comfort food to enjoy on a cold night. This soup is a perfect pairing with a slice of crusty bread or a hearty salad for a complete and nourishing meal.

To add an extra richness to this dish, I recommend adding some crispy bacon bits, chopped chives or green onions on top, which gives the soup a nice crunch along with its creamy texture.

For those who prefer a plant-based meal, try adding vegan bacon bits or toasted nuts instead of bacon bits. You may also add some fresh herbs together with grated parmesan cheese for extra flavors.

If you want to serve this soup as an appetizer, serve it in small bowls with some crackers or croutons on the side.

For beverages to pair with this soup, I suggest a nice warm cup of tea or coffee or even a chilled glass of white wine for that added luxury touch.

No matter how you choose to serve it or what you pair it with, this creamy potato soup will surely warm your heart and satisfy your cravings.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Nothing beats a bowl of homemade creamy soup, especially when it's gluten-free and casein-free.
Nothing beats a bowl of homemade creamy soup, especially when it’s gluten-free and casein-free.

As a busy nutritionist and food blogger, I know how important it is for many of my readers to be able to prepare meals in advance. The good news is that this creamy potato soup recipe is very easy to make ahead. In fact, it actually tastes even better when reheated the next day!

To make the soup ahead of time, simply follow the instructions up until the point of adding the heavy cream. Instead of adding the cream, let the soup cool down and then transfer it into an airtight container. You can either store it in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to three months.

When you’re ready to serve, reheat the soup on low heat on the stove, stirring occasionally until it comes to a slow boil. Once it does, turn off the heat and add the heavy cream, stirring until fully combined.

If you do freeze the soup, be sure to thaw it in the fridge overnight before reheating. You may also need to add a bit of extra broth or water when reheating if you find that the soup has thickened too much in storage.

This soup is perfect for those nights when you need something quick and easy to warm you up. Just reheat and enjoy a comforting bowl of creamy potato goodness!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This hearty soup is full of wholesome ingredients and free of gluten and dairy.
This hearty soup is full of wholesome ingredients and free of gluten and dairy.

To ensure that your creamy potato soup turns out perfectly, follow these tips!

1. Use Yukon Gold potatoes: These potatoes have a natural buttery flavor and creamy texture, perfect for a potato soup.

2. Make sure the potatoes are diced evenly: When the potato pieces are roughly the same size, they will cook at the same rate and result in a more consistent texture throughout the soup.

3. Don’t overcook the potatoes: Overcooked potatoes can become mushy and make the soup too starchy. Test them with a fork after about 15 minutes of cooking to check their doneness.

4. Use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water: Broth adds more flavor to the soup than just using water.

5. Add the coconut milk last: If you’re using coconut milk as a dairy-free alternative to cream, add it towards the end of cooking so it doesn’t curdle or separate.

6. Thicken with cornstarch: If you want to thicken your soup without adding cream, mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with cold water in a small bowl and stir it into the soup over low heat until it thickens.

7. Adjust seasonings to taste: Don’t be afraid to taste test and add more salt or pepper if needed.

By following these tips, you’ll have a delicious and creamy potato soup that’s perfect every time!


As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that you may have questions about this Creamy Potato Soup recipe. In this section, we’ll be addressing some frequently asked questions to help you make the most out of this delicious comfort food. From how to thicken potato soup without cream to potential substitutions and variations, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in!

What is the best non dairy milk for cream soups?

If you’re seeking a healthier alternative to heavy cream, you may want to turn to coconut milk. This ingredient can be blended into soups or used as a base for curries, imparting a creamy texture to dishes that’s similar to milk or cream.

How do you thicken potato soup without milk?

Let’s thicken up that soup! Simply mix cornstarch and some water or chicken stock in a separate bowl. As you simmer the soup at medium-low heat, slowly whisk in the mixture (aka slurry). You’ll notice the soup thickening right before your eyes!

How do you thicken potato soup without flour?

As a pro in the nutrition world, I have some great tips for making your soups thicker and more flavorful. If your soup is too thin, try using cornstarch or flour to thicken it up. Keep in mind that cornstarch is the better option when it comes to adding thickness. Alternatively, you can also add instant potato flakes to your soup, which not only adds a thick texture but also enhances the potato flavor without compromising the taste. Adding these ingredients is a quick fix for a thin soup that needs a little extra body.

Is there gluten in cream of potato soup?

This product cannot be classified as gluten-free as it contains one ingredient that definitely has gluten and another one that potentially has gluten based on its source.

Bottom Line

Creamy Potato Soup is one of the most versatile and comforting dishes in today’s world. With this gluten-free and casein-free recipe, you can enjoy this delicious dish without any dietary worries. This soup is easy to make, only requiring a few simple steps and common ingredients. It’s budget-friendly, filling, and super delicious.

In conclusion, whether you’re cooking for yourself or feeding a big family, this creamy potato soup recipe is perfect for cold nights, holiday dinner parties or just because. It’s one of those simple soups that makes you feel warm inside and out. Moreover, it has the power to soothe your mood when you’re feeling down.

So why not give this gluten-free and casein-free creamy potato soup recipe a try? I guarantee that it will quickly become one of your go-to comfort foods!

Creamy Potato Soup - Gluten Free/Casein Free

Creamy Potato Soup - Gluten Free/Casein Free Recipe

Fleischmann's unsalted margarine was used in this recipe. Rice milk or Dari-Free potato milk work equally well. Potato starch may be substituted for corn starch. For a traditional, loaded baked potato-style soup, garnish with finely chopped green onion, Oscar Mayer fully cooked ready-to-serve bacon and/or Galaxy Foods' Rice Vegan cheddar style "cheese."
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Calories 412.8 kcal


  • 2 quarts water, salted
  • 8 potatoes, washed and diced (don't peel)
  • 2 quarts vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup margarine (see notes)
  • 1 1/2 cups rice milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch


  • Boil diced potatoes in 2 quarts of salted water until tender but not mushy; drain potatoes, mash slightly, and set aside.
  • In soup pot, combine vegetable broth, onion powder, salt, pepper, margarine, and 1 cup milk substitute; simmer for 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together reserved 1/2 cup milk substitute and corn starch until smooth.
  • Slowly add corn starch mixture to broth mixture; simmer for another 20-30 minutes, whisking occasionally until thickened and smooth.
  • Add potatoes to broth; ladle into soup bowls; garnish and serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 470gCalories: 412.8kcalCarbohydrates: 62.9gProtein: 6.1gFat: 15.9gSaturated Fat: 2.8gSodium: 610.6mgFiber: 6.4gSugar: 2.4g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Free Of..., Lactose-free, Potato, Vegetable
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