Creamy Thanksgiving Veggie Soup

Plant-based, oil free, dairy free and Vegan


  • 1 white onion
  • 1 leek or shallot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 zucchini
  • 6 potatoes (red or yellow)
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh sage if you can’t find this and choose to use dry sage go with a half a tablespoon to start
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews can be omitted
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1-2 T tahini optional
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • garnish with parsley or chives


  • Peal veggies if you choose. Be sure to scrub them all well. Yes, you don’t really have to scrape or peel if you don’t want to. 
  • Chop all veggies approximately the same size.  But don’t worry too much as this gets all cooked through and blended in the end. 
  • Place onion, celery, shallot and carrot in pot and sauté about 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add garlic and sauté another 30 seconds. (Keep a cup of water nearby for sticking issues and splash a bit in carefully when needed).
  • Add sage, potatoes, cashews and water in the pot and give a good stir. The water should just cover the veggies. 
  • Cover, bring to a boil, reduce and cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. DO NOT drain.
  • Add the tahini and the nutritional yeast.
  • Adjust salt and seasonings. Blend in batches in a blender/Ninja.
  • If not using a Ninja or Vitamix but using an older version blender let the soup cool off a bit before blending as the steam/heat will not keep the lid tight. 

instant Pot Instructions:

  • Saute onion, shallot, celery and carrot for 2 minutes add garlic and sage for 1 more minute. (Keep some water nearby to prevent sticking).
  • Place the potatoes, cashews and water into pot.
  • Seal the lid and cook for 10 minutes manual. Once done release the steam carefully and follow the directions above for blending.
  • Realize the veggie combinations are endless. Sometimes I add in a red bell pepper or even mushrooms.
  • I like to garnish with parsley or chives, serve and enjoy!


Note this is very similar to my Lazy Day Veg Soup but add in Sage.