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30-Minute Potato Soup Dairy-Free

Yes, dairy-free potato soup IS possible!

So simple, so frugal.

The perfect winter soup for your milk allergy family.

See recipe below!

No Milk Potato Soup



First make potato skins with dairy-free ranch and cheese. Then use the potato insides to make potato soup. Two meals in one! 


One of my favorite soups of all time…potato soup. 

So simple, hearty, and warm to the bone. 

But with my son’s milk allergy, I wasn’t sure we could make it at our house. 

My mom made it with so much milk and butter! 

However, I knew it could be one of the easiest meals if I could just whip it up dairy-free. 

And that’s what I did.

This recipe uses no flour for thickening so it heats up great the next day.

Instead, we blend half the soup to thicken it. See instructions below. 

There’s also a quick video in this post.

This soup will be most tasty when you use your own homemade broth.

That’s definitely the trick to truly delicious soup. 

However, Swanson broth may also be dairy-free if you’re in a pinch.

Double check labels, of course, because I haven’t used that brand in a long time. 

My dairy-free potato soup also calls for no cheese. Easy dairy-free!

Feel free, however, to let the family top their soup with shredded cheese that works for them…dairy-free or dairy.

Here are some dairy-free shredded cheese options. 

Crispy, crumbly bacon ain’t a bad idea, either! One of my favorite potato soup toppings. 

Potato soup goes great with homemade Dutch Oven Bread.

Or if you want a faster side, try these Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

And hubs thinks adding hot sauce to his own serving is amazing, but I can’t vouch for that, lol. 

Here’s the easy potato soup recipe. 

potato soup in blue bowl with bacon



3 tablespoons of dairy-free butter
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
3 cups peeled and diced potatoes 
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups dairy-free milk
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
dash of pepper


In a large soup pot, cook celery and onions in dairy-free butter until tender.

Add potatoes and broth to the pot. 

Bring to boil.

Lower heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.

Add dairy-free milk.

Stir over medium heat until heated through.

If you want to thicken your soup, pulse half of it in your blender until smooth and then add it back to the pot of soup. 

Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot topped with your favorite cheese or dairy-free cheese and crumbled cooked bacon.

Heats up great for leftovers!

We hope you love this simple, dairy-free potato soup as much as we do. 

Original Post:  1-12-09

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Friday 29th of January 2016

Hi Mike. Thanks for the tip! We have been doing that now. We will check out that site!


Friday 20th of March 2020

What dairy free milk do you like to use and find works best?


Tuesday 21st of January 2014

Hi, I love the site and will definitely try this one out (especially now that it's so cold out). I am a big fan of thickening a soup by running half of it through a food processor at the end and then adding it back in. It's an extra step and dish, but if you've got a few minutes I think it's worthwhile. My wife has a great dairy, egg, gluten, soy, nut-free soup at her site you might want to check out here. Thanks and good luck with the allergy-free lifestyle.

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