5 Ingredient Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe (Without Milk)

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This 5 ingredient crock pot potato soup recipe is hearty and the ultimate comfort food. It’s a dairy-free version of classic potato soup that will have everyone wanting more. Not only is it budget-friendly, but it’s also a healthy option that’s incredibly easy and the perfect weeknight meal.

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5 Ingredient Crockpot Potato Soup

This fantastic crockpot potato soup has only 5 ingredients! Cooking it in the slow cooker makes it a breeze and there’s no need to peel the potatoes. For a complete meal, consider pairing this hearty soup with a side salad and a slice of crusty bread – the perfect combo to elevate your dining experience.

Before I lost 125 pounds I always loved creamy, fattening soups. I would eat them with as much bread as I could and of course, butter.

Now, that I eat a vegan diet, I avoid eating dairy. So, I created this creamy potato soup without dairy and love that I can make it in the Crockpot for a simple meal.

I also love this French Leek Soup for weight loss! It’s easy and satisfying.

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5 Ingredient Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe (Without Milk)

5 ingredient crock pot potato soup

I love how simple this is!

– Nicole

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What Ingredients Do You Need to Make this 5 Ingredient Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe?

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have this slow cooker potato soup recipe ready in no time! You can find the full recipe card, including ingredient quantities, full instructions, and nutrition information below.

  • Fresh Potatoes – you can use almost any type of potato for this recipe, but I think the best potatoes are yukon gold potatoes. However, russet potatoes, or red potatoes are fine and what I had on hand when I photographed this recipe.
  • Garlic – I love garlic and I suggest using fresh, but you could substitute 1 tablespoon of garlic powder.
  • Onion – you can use yellow onion, white onion, or red onions whichever is your favorite.
  • Vegetable Stock – the broth is the backbone of this soup, so make sure it’s a flavorful vegetable broth. I love this homemade vegetable boullion powder with nutritional yeast.
  • Plant-based Milk– you can use your favorite non-dairy milk like almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk. We are replacing the typically used heavy cream to keep it a creamy soup and make it dairy-free.

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How to Make Potato Soup From Scratch in the Crock Pot

Good news! You can make this easy potato soup recipe with just 5 ingredients and have healthy homemade soup the whole family will love. It’s a great recipe for those busy days. 

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  • Prep Vegetables– Chop the raw potatoes and onions. Mince or press garlic. Since the garlic is raw and not sauteed before being added, I prefer to press it through a garlic press, just to avoid biting into large bits of garlic.
  • Add Ingredients– Add the cubed potatoes, onions, vegetable broth, garlic or garlic powder, and non-dairy milk to the slow cooker. Place the lid on it and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 
  • Serve– To make this soup creamy without adding heavy cream or whole milk, I suggest mashing the potatoes using an immersion blender or potato masher to create a creamy texture or chunky potato soup, whichever you prefer. Top with your favorite toppings like scallions, a little bit of non-dairy shredded cheese, tempeh bacon, vegan sour cream, salt, and pepper for a loaded potato soup.

You might also enjoy this Instant Pot Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe.

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Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup Toppings:

  • Shredded Vegan Cheese
  • Vegan Bacon Bits
  • Vegan Sour Cream
  • Green Onions, Chives, or Fresh Parsley 
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Sriracha for a little kick of heat

Serve this Egg Free Cornbread Recipe with your soup and have an incredibly satisfying meal.

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How Many Carbs in Potato Soup?

The exact number of carbs in potato soup can vary based on the specific recipe and portion size. However, here’s a general idea-

A typical serving of potato soup (about 1 cup or 245 grams) may contain around 30-40 grams of carbohydrates. This estimate includes the natural carbohydrates present in potatoes and any additional ingredients like onions, carrots, or other vegetables. Keep in mind that variations in recipes, including the use of different ingredients or thickeners, can impact the carb content.

This vegan potato soup has 31 grams of carbohydrates and only 1 gram of fat since it’s a potato soup recipe without milk, cream cheese, or butter.

How to Thicken Potato Soup

There are several methods to thicken potato soup, and the choice depends on personal preference and dietary restrictions. Here are some common ways to achieve a thicker consistency:

  1. Use Flour or Cornstarch:
    • Make a slurry by mixing equal parts flour or cornstarch with water or broth until smooth. Stir the slurry into the soup and simmer until it thickens. Be sure to cook the soup for a few minutes after adding to eliminate any raw flour taste.
  2. Add Mashed Potatoes:
    • Take a ladleful of cooked potatoes from the soup, mash them, and then return the mashed potatoes to the pot. This adds both thickness and creaminess without introducing additional ingredients.
  3. Blend a Portion of the Soup:
    • Use an immersion blender or transfer a portion of the soup to a blender. Blend until smooth and then return it to the pot. This method gives the soup a creamier texture without the need for additional thickeners. That’s the method used in this recipe.
  4. Incorporate Heavy Cream or Milk:
    • Adding heavy cream or milk can contribute to a creamy consistency. Be cautious not to add too much at once; start with a small amount and adjust based on your desired thickness. Remember this also makes the recipe non-vegan and adds fat, calories, and cholesterol.
  5. Use Potatoes as Natural Thickeners:
    • Allow the soup to simmer for an extended period, which lets the starch from the potatoes naturally thicken the broth. Mash some of the potatoes against the side of the pot to enhance the thickening effect.
  6. Add Roux:
    • Make a roux by melting equal parts of butter and flour in a separate pan. Stir the roux into the soup and let it simmer until the desired thickness is achieved.
  7. Include Pureed Vegetables:
    • Puree vegetables like cauliflower or carrots and stir them into the soup. This not only thickens the soup but also adds nutritional value.

Choose the method that aligns with your dietary preferences and the overall flavor profile you want for your potato soup. Adjust the thickness gradually, as it’s easier to add more thickness later than to correct an overly thick soup.

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What if I don’t have a Crock Pot?

You can still enjoy this recipe by making it on the stove top instead.

Stovetop Method:

  1. Cook aromatics: In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic, in a bit of vegetable broth. Let them cook until softened and aromatic.
  2. Add Potatoes: Toss in your chopped potatoes stirring them in the sautéed mixture. 
  3. Add Liquid: Pour in the vegetable broth and non-dairy milk, making sure it covers the potatoes. You can adjust the quantity based on your preferred soup thickness.
  4. Simmering: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Cover the pot with the lid and let it cook until the potatoes are fork-tender. This might take around 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of your potato chunks.
  5. Seasoning: Add your desired seasonings, such as salt, pepper, and any herbs or spices. 
  6. Blending or Mashing (Optional): If you like a creamier texture, you can use a potato masher or immersion blender to break down some of the potatoes, giving the soup a thicker consistency.


If you like this recipe, please leave a 5-star rating and tell me how it went in the comments below. I love hearing from you!

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5 Ingredient Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe (Without Milk)

This 5 ingredient crockpot potato soup recipe is hearty and the ultimate comfort food. It's a dairy-free version of classic potato soup that will have everyone wanting more. Not only is it budget-friendly, but it's also a healthy option that's incredibly easy and the perfect weeknight meal.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Diet Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 5 ingredient crock pot potato soup, crockpot potato soup, dairy free potato soup, vegan crockpot potato soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 143kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds potatoes, diced 1"
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk, unsweetened


  • Add the cubed potatoes, onions, vegetable broth, garlic or garlic powder, and non-dairy milk to the slow cooker. Place the lid on it and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 
  • Use an immersion blender or transfer a portion of the soup to a blender. Blend until smooth and then return it to the pot. Alternately, use a potato masher to mash potatoes to desired consistency.
  • Top with your favorite toppings like scallions, non-dairy shredded cheese, tempeh bacon, vegan sour cream, salt, and pepper for a loaded potato soup. Serve and enjoy.


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Store leftover potato soup in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
Nutritional Information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this recipe may differ depending on the ingredients you use.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 137mg | Fiber: 4g

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​Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a medical professional. The information provided on this blog is based on my personal experiences and research as a vegan recipe enthusiast. While I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or a registered dietitian before making any significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. The recipes and tips shared on this blog are meant for general informational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always prioritize your health and well-being by seeking personalized guidance from a qualified healthcare provider.

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