Creamy Sweet Potato Soup [Video]
The Creamy Sweet Potato Soup is the perfect soup to enjoy during a chilly day. It is light, with a sweet and savory note to it, making it the most flavorful and delicious soups!
I love making easy homemade soups and stews recipes. This one, in particular, is great to serve during the holiday season along with our other favorite dishes like Cranberry Relish, Glazed Smoked Ham, and Oven Roasted Turkey Breast.
This Creamy Sweet Potato Soup recipe is flavorful, loaded with warm spices, and super easy to prepare. It is ready in under an hour, giving you enough time to do other dishes! The spud is naturally sweet so making it savory balances out all the sweetness.
Honestly, this is my favorite vegetable. I love incorporating them in my meals, pretty much any day of the week. My sweet potato casserole is always a hit during the Thanksgiving season.
This creamy soup is a staple dinner during the fall or winter season. Also, it makes for a great appetizer, a side dish, or even a main dish! Just serve it with some green beans, crusty bread, or dinner rolls. You are guaranteed to get yourself a light, and delicious dinner.
The warmth of this savory soup is so comforting and cozy! In addition, make a big batch and store some for later. It is highly nutritious and since it is so yummy. Not to mention, it has a vibrant color and is an ideal dish to enjoy during cold nights with the whole family!
In addition, this is a great way to introduce veggies to kids. Try this amazing dish, and you will thank us later!
What is Sweet Potato Soup?
It is made with sweet potatoes boiled in broth and seasoned with spices. Then, it is pureed to perfection for a smooth and creamy side dish. We recommend best served it warm. It is one of the best comfort food to enjoy in fall or winter!
What are the benefits of sweet potato?
This root vegetable is highly nutritious, abundant, and inexpensive. Also, it stores well, so you can buy a lot of it for later use. This veggie is easy to cook and can be enjoyed in many ways. This creamy sweet potato soup recipe is just one of the many recipes that we have for it. Not only is it versatile, but is also very healthy!
According to verywellfit, 100 grams of this spud only has 86 calories. Aside from the energy it gives, it has a good amount of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The root vegetable contributes to a healthy digestive system, helps fight cancer, and promotes healthy vision and brain function. It is filling without the guilt!
- Sweet potatoes: I use about 6 cups of diced sweet potatoes. You can find them in your local grocery store. Just go with your favorite type and brand.
- Onion and minced garlic: Both bring a ton of flavor to the dish.
- Oil: A bit of olive oil or coconut oil to saute the veggies.
- Fresh ginger
- Red curry paste
- Vegetable broth: Use low-sodium broth.
- Heavy cream: This is what makes the soup rich and creamy.
- Peanut butter: The secret ingredients here! It adds a sweet note to it, and also a creamy texture. I highly recommend using it!
- Seasoning: Such as ground nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt.
How to make sweet potato soup?
- Heat oil and Sauté: First, add some olive oil to a large pot or Dutch oven, and saute the aromatics over medium heat.
- Add the spuds: Next, add in the curry paste, peanut butter, and the spuds. Then, add the salt and vegetable broth.
- Boil: Let it boil then, reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the spuds are soft enough such that the fork can easily pierce through the pieces.
- Add the cream: Add the spices and the cream. Stir well.
- Blend: Using an immersion blender, puree the soup. Also, you can scoop the cooked soup into a blender or food processor and process it until smooth.
- Season: Add salt and pepper to taste, and depending on your taste. Add more of the spices. Also, feel free to put it back on the pot to reheat or to add more broth if you think it is too thick.
- Serve: Serve it while hot, and garnish with peanuts, cilantro, and a drizzle of cream.
Variations and substitutions:
- Broth: Feel free to use chicken stock instead of vegetable stock.
- Seasoning: Use your favorite seasoning. Some great addition would be curry powder, red pepper flakes, fresh thyme, rosemary, etc. Also, for a smoky flavor, add some smoked paprika.
- Slow cooker: Do you have a crockpot? Then, try making this slow cooker sweet potato soup.
- Instant Pot: Alternatively, try making it in the pressure cooker.
Can you make it dairy-free?
Yes! You can substitute coconut milk with dairy. It melds well with the curry.
Here are some suggestions that you can try:
- Bacon bits and cheese
- Fried shallots
- A dollop of sour cream
- Shredded parmesan cheese
What type of sweet potato to use?
There are many varieties you can pick from. Here are some quick tips on what you should look for:
- Orange and red-skinned ones: These are usually called the “moist variety” and are usually sweeter, and creamier. They are perfect to be used in soups and desserts.
- Yams: You can use yams as well. They look very similar. However, they tend to be starchy and a bit drier.
How to store it?
- Refrigerate: This makes for excellent leftovers. Simply put it in an airtight container when cooled, and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
- To reheat: Allow 24 hours of thawing time then, reheat on the stove. During reheating, if you find that it tends to separate, whisk it to combine or pulse it in the blender.
How to freeze the soup?
If you know that you are going to freeze it for later, then, here are some guidelines:
- Always let it cool completely before freezing it. This is for food safety purposes than anything else.
- Liquid expands when it freezes. So, allow it to do so without breaking the container by leaving out space. An inch of headspace may be enough.
- Do not freeze it if it has dairy in it. Instead, it is better to add the dairy when you reheat it.
More delicious soup recipes:
- To make it paleo, skip the dairy and use coconut milk.
- In addition, you could roast the spuds, onions, and garlic first in the oven. Drizzle them with olive oil and seasonings, then, puree in the blender along with the broth.
- Also, feel free to add carrots and cauliflower without altering the overall taste.
- Serve it in individual bread bowls and with a green salad on the side.
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste
- 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth plus more if needed
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup peanut butter or any other nut or seed butter
- 6 cups diced sweet potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt plus more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Chopped fresh cilantro
- Chopped peanuts
- Drizzle of cream
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- Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, measure, and set aside.
- In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
- Stir in the curry paste for about 30 seconds.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of broth with the peanut butter until smooth. Add the mixture to the pot, add the sweet potatoes, salt, and remaining vegetable broth. Stir well until combined.
- Bring the soup to a low boil over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender.
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Taste and adjust.
- Add the cream and stir to combine.
- Using a ladle, transfer the soup carefully into a blender, make sure the blender is heat resistant. If needed, do this in batches, careful not to overfill the blender. Blend on LOW speed until completely smooth. You can also use an immersion blender, to blend the soup directly in the pot.
- Add the soup back to the pot, taste, and adjust for salt and black pepper. If needed, thin out the soup with a bit more broth.
- Serve the soup topped with cilantro, chopped peanuts, and a drizzle of heavy cream.