Potato Vegetable Chowder

This is based on the Creamy Vegetable Soup (Vegan) recipe by Jamie @ Dishing Out Health. It was kindly shared by Mitch AKA @blue_collard_dude on Instagram, and I’ve found it to be one of those rare instant classics!

Potato Vegetable Chowder

Potato Vegetable Chowder

A classic New England-style chowder, that's packed with vegetables and satiating beans.
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Chowder, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, New England


For the Cashew Cream:

  • 2/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup white beans (or ⅓ cup more cashews)
  • 2 cups hot water

For the Soup:

  • 1 cup celery, diced (about 4 ribs)
  • ½ large yellow onion, diced (about 1¾ cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dry oregano
  • ¾ tsp dry thyme
  • ¾ tsp black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 16 oz mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1 heaping cup frozen cooked beans (or 1 can low-sodium white or brown beans drained & rinsed)
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tsp chicken-style bouillon powder
  • 12 oz frozen potatoes o'brien (or frozen potato cubed home fries, or just 12 ounces of diced potatoes, but add potatoes with the veggies if using raw)
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Add cashews & beans to 2 cups hot water in your blender. Leave to soak while you start the rest.
  • In a Dutch oven, dry (or water) sauté onion and celery 5-10 minutes until softened.
  • Add garlic, oregano, and thyme, and cook for a couple more minutes.
  • Stir in frozen vegetables, frozen cooked beans (or canned), pepper, water, and bouillon powder. Bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, mostly covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, blend cashews, beans, and soaking liquid for 1-2 minutes until creamy. Keep aside for now.
  • Add frozen cubed potatoes to the Dutch oven, mostly cover, and bring the heat back up towards a simmer, and cook 5 more minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Add cashew bean mixture and simmer gently, uncovered, 8-10 minutes until thickened. While it's simmering, add salt to taste.
  • Serve with salt & pepper.


If any of your ingredients, such as beans or broth/bouillon are notably salted, you may need to reduce the amount of added salt.
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