Sweet Potato Soup Recipe (Silky Smooth) - Real + Vibrant (2024)

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This velvety smooth sweet potato soup is cooked with fresh ginger and onions and blended with coconut milk, to create a sweet and savory flavor. Serve with a green salad and toasted baguette for an easy meal.

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Editor's Note: This recipe was originally published on November 7, 2016. Since then, it’s been freshened up with new pictures, commentary, and made even more delicious.

While I enjoy sweet potatoes in a variety of ways, including sweet potato casserole, mashed sweet potatoes, or sweet potato pancakes, nothing beats a warm bowl of creamy soup on a chilly day,

This soup can be enjoyed on its own, as a side to a big salad, or in a toasted soup bowl or Dutch Oven Bread. Here are a few more reasons to love it:

  • Silky smooth and creamy.
  • It's the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
  • Made with aromatic flavors from onion and garlic.
  • Satisfying and comforting.

I usually make a big batch of this soup and then divide and freeze leftovers for later.

Ingredients you'll need

To get started, you'll need the following ingredients:

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  • Sweet potatoes: When shopping for sweet potatoes, look for Garnet, Jewel, or Beauregard varieties. These will have an orange flesh and reddish-brown skin.
  • Full-fat coconut milk: This soup uses dairy-free milk to add flavor and creaminess.
  • Vegetable broth: Or substitute with water.

How to make sweet potato soup

Once you have the ingredients, take the following steps to prepare the soup:

1. Cook garlic and onion: Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add oil, garlic, and ginger. Once the garlic starts to appear transparent, add the onions and cook until they appear transparent, about 5-7 minutes.

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2. Add remaining ingredients: Add the sweet potatoes and increase the heat to medium. Add salt, pepper, coconut milk, and vegetable broth.

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3. Cover and simmer: Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and cooked through.

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4. Blend the soup: Carefully transfer the mixture to your blender. You may need to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your blender. Alternatively, use an immersion blender. Process until soft and creamy.

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5. Season and serve: Transfer soup back to the pot and adjust seasoning, if needed. Serve or store for later.

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Storing and reheating

This soup can be made a few days in advance, refrigerated, and reheated when ready to serve.

  • Fridge: This easy sweet potato soup makes excellent leftovers. Once the soup has cooled down completely, store in individual air-tight containers for up to 5 days in the fridge.
  • Reheat: When ready to enjoy, warm in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Freeze: Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. I recommend dividing the soup into serving sizes so you can easily reheat it. Thaw before reheating.
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Sweet Potato Soup

5 from 14 votes

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Prep time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes minutes

Total time: 35 minutes minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 243kcal

Author: Sapana Chandra

This velvety smooth sweet potato soup is cooked with fresh ginger and onions and blended with coconut milk, to create a sweet and savory flavor. Serve with a green salad and toasted baguette for an easy meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil, I use avocado oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger, or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, about 2 pounds, peeled and diced
  • 2 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • teaspoon black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Warm oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add garlic, ginger, and onion and cook until onions start to appear transparent, about 5 minutes.

  • Add the sweet potatoes, vegetable broth, coconut milk, salt, and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high.

  • As soon as it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low to bring it to a simmer. Cover and cook for 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through.

  • Using an immersion blender, carefully blend until creamy and smooth. Alternatively, use your blender to process. You may need to do two batches, depending on the size of your blender. Adjust seasoning, if needed. Garnish and serve.

Notes

  • Sweet potatoes: When shopping for sweet potatoes, look for Garnet, Jewel, or Beauregard varieties. These will have an orange flesh and reddish-brown skin.
  • Immersion blender: To blend the soup, use an immersion blender if you don't have a standard blender.
  • Fridge: This easy sweet potato soup makes excellent leftovers. Once the soup has cooled down completely, store in individual air-tight containers for up to 5 days in the fridge.
  • Reheat: When ready to enjoy, warm in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Freeze: Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. I recommend dividing the soup into serving sizes so you can easily reheat it. Thaw before reheating.

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Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Sodium: 1114mg, Potassium: 482mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 14083IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 2mg

Course: Soup

Cuisine: American

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About Sapana Chandra, MS, CHC

Sapana Chandra is a certified health coach, author of Plant Power Bowls, and founder of Real +Vibrant. Here you’ll find simply delicious vegetarian recipes with step-by-step photo instructions – recipes you’ll be excited to enjoy and share with your loved ones.

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Comments

  1. Kalle says

    Easy and tasty! Thank you for your recipes. Tried it, served with roasted chickpeas.Sweet Potato Soup Recipe (Silky Smooth) - Real + Vibrant (14)

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  2. Erika says

    I’ve been dying to buy an immersion blender and now I have a great reason to.Sweet Potato Soup Recipe (Silky Smooth) - Real + Vibrant (16)

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  3. Kelly Anthony says

    This creamy vegan sweet potato soup is sure to warm up anyone on a cold winter day.Sweet Potato Soup Recipe (Silky Smooth) - Real + Vibrant (17)

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  4. Nicole @ The Granola Diaries says

    Oh YUM!!! This looks like the perfect Winter/Fall day lunch!Sweet Potato Soup Recipe (Silky Smooth) - Real + Vibrant (18)

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  5. Heidy L. McCallum says

    Our family loved this Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato soup. The kids went back for seconds and tried for thirds---that never happens in this house. Great recipe.Sweet Potato Soup Recipe (Silky Smooth) - Real + Vibrant (19)

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    • Sapana Chandra, MS, CHC says

      So glad to hear, Heidy!! Thank you for your feedback.

      Reply

  6. Deborah Vaughn says

    I am going to try this delicious sounding soup. What did you garnish it with? Thank you.

    Deborah

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    • Sapana Chandra, MS, CHC says

      Hi Deborah, I like to garnish with a drizzle of coconut milk and fresh herbs (chopped parsley or cilantro)!

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  7. Ana says

    This sounds like the perfect winter warmer! Can’t wait to try it.

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    • Sapana Chandra, MS, CHC says

      Thanks, Ana! Hope you enjoy it.

      Reply

  8. Kim says

    Saved to try later this week!

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    • Sapana Chandra, MS, CHC says

      Hope you enjoy it, Kim!

      Reply

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