Vegan-Friendly Vichyssoise with PAOW! “Bacon” Pieces


  • 8 oz PAOW!™ Pieces
  • 6 cups of Vegetable stock
  • 3 cups of sliced leeks
  • 3 cups of diced potatoes
  • salt to taste (roughly 1/2 tsp)
  • 1 cup of your favorite plant-based “milk”
  • salt & white pepper to taste
  • Minced chives to decorate

PAOW! Bacon Pieces

  • 4 oz PAOW! Pieces chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. liquid smoke
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Pre-Heat oven to 225
  2. Place all ingredients for the PAOW! Bacon Pieces (except the PAOW! Pieces, in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Then add the 4oz PAOW! Pieces once the mixture starts to boil again, remove from heat.
  4. Stir until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spread PAOW! bacon bits out evenly on baking sheet and place in oven.
  6. Cook for just a couple minutes then shake so the PAOW! bacon bits will cook evenly. Repeat until the bacon bits are crispy.
  7. In the meantime, in a large stock pot simmer together the vegetable stock, leeks, potatoes, 4oz of the PAOW! ™ Pieces and salt for roughly 30-40 minutes until the potatoes, leeks and PAOW! Pieces become tender.
  8. Puree the soup with a blender, food processor or emersion blender. Then add your favorite milk, season to taste.
  9. Once the soup is blended refrigerate for about 30 minutes, then its ready to serve.
  10. Place the soup in bowls and top with PAOW! Bacon Pieces

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 60 mins

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