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Sweet potato soup in a white bowl with a spoon.
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Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Sweet potato soup is a rich blend of creamy sweet potatoes, carrots, fresh ginger, and a hint of spice! It's velvety smooth, filling and delicious.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato soup, sweet potato soup recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 pound sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or more for thinner consistency



  • Heat the oil in a large stock pot on medium high heat. Add the diced onion and carrots and stir frequently for 6-8 minutes, or until the carrots have softened slightly.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and paprika. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add the diced sweet potato and vegetable broth. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low, add a lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the sweet potato is fork tender.
  • Use a ladle to transfer the soup ingredients to a high-powered blender. Blend on high for one minute or until creamy. You can add more broth or water for a thinner consistency.
  • To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with coconut cream or yogurt, chopped pistachios, red pepper flakes, cracked black pepper and watercress.



  • Try not to exceed 1 1/2 pounds of sweet potato, otherwise you may exceed the maximum fill line on your blender.
  • Remember that you can always add a little water or broth as necessary to achieve a thinner consistency.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1069mg | Potassium: 760mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 32374IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg