Creamy Sweet Potato Soup [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 6 reviews

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Cook time Cook time: 30 minutes

The Creamy Sweet Potato Soup is an ideal comforting appetizer for your upcoming dinner party! It is light, with a sweet and savory note to it, making it the most flavorful and delicious soups!

This is a nice addition to your holiday table along with our other favorite dishes like Cranberry Relish, Glazed Smoked Ham, and Oven Roasted Turkey Breast.

The Best Sweet Potato Soup

This Creamy Sweet Potato Soup recipe is super easy to prepare. You can finish it 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.

Also, it makes for a great appetizer, a side dish, or even a main dish! Just serve it with some greens, or dinner rolls, and you get yourself a light, and delicious dinner. I love having it during the fall season or wintertime.

The warmth is so comforting and cozy! In addition, you can make a big batch and store some for later. It is highly nutritious and since it is so yummy, this dish 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 to best served it warm. It is one of the best comfort food that you can 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 USDA, 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!

How to make sweet potato soup?

  1. Sauté: Use a large pot for making this dish. Then, sauté the aromatics in olive oil.
  2. Add the spuds: Add in the curry paste, peanut butter, and the spuds.  Next, add the salt and vegetable broth.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the cream: Add the spices and the cream. Stir well.
  5. Blend: Scoop the cooked soup into a blender and process until smooth.
  6. Season: Add salt and pepper to taste, and depending on your taste, you can 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.
  7. Serve: Serve it while hot, and garnish with peanuts, cilantro, and a drizzle of cream.

Can you make it dairy-free?

Yes! You can substitute coconut milk with dairy. It melds well with the curry.

What to Add to Sweet Potato Soup? Toppings Suggestions

Here are some suggestions that you can try:

  • Bacon bits and cheese
  • Fried shallots
  • Croutons
  • Chips

How to store this sweet potato soup:

  • Refrigerate: Put it in an airtight container when cooled, and refrigerate for 3 to 4 days.
  • Freeze: You can freeze it for 4 to 6 months, stored in freezer bags.
  • 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 with sweet potatoes:

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.

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Savory Sweet Potato Soup Recipe Tips:

  • To make it paleo, skip the dairy and use coconut milk.
  • You can 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.
  • Feel free to add in carrots and cauliflower without altering much the overall taste.

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5 from 6 reviews

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup is an ideal comforting appetizer for your upcoming dinner party! It is light, with a sweet and savory note to it, making it the most flavorful and delicious soups!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings of about 2 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 45 mins





Nutrition information

Calories: 272 Carbohydrates: 35 Protein: 6 Fat: 13 Saturated Fat: 3 Cholesterol: 4 Sodium: 962 Potassium: 598 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 11 Vitamin A: 20090 Vitamin C: 5 Calcium: 102 Iron: 1
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Sarah Bailey

OK now this sounds like it would be absolutely delicious. I have to admit with autumn on its way I am all for new soup ideas!



I eat so much soup when the weather starts to get chilly. This sweet potato soup looks like one I absolutely must try this fall. I'm intrigued by the addition of the peanut butter in the recipe and can't wait to see how it turns out!



This recipe looks so savory and hardy. I would love to make it for my family.


Kimberly Storms

First, your photos are really good. Second, for those of us that just taste soap when we eat cilantro would you just skip it or add something different?



My husband is going to go crazy for this recipe! I had never heard of soup before but why not.


Nancy L

Oh WOW! This recipe looks absolutely delish!!! I bet the red curry paste adds a great flavor to the soup. Definitely on my list to try for cold temps just around the corner.


Star Traci

I love this as a twist on holiday yams/sweet potatoes. They are so healthy and a great warm dish on a cool night.



I want to make this. It looks so flavorful. I have a newly discovered love of sweet potatoes.


Ruth I

This is incredibly easy to prepare. Sweet potatoes are normally my GO TO. They are cheap, great tasting and you can so many different type of dished from it.



I've never had sweet potato before, so this sweet potato soup may be the first time I try it. Loving the way this soup looks and it's perfect for the fall season. Will keep my bones warm!



I've never had sweet potato soup before. This sure looks amazing though. Now I'm going to have to try this.


Jenn @ EngineerMommy

Wow this is one of my favorite soups of all time. I totally need to make it homemade this year. Thanks for the recipe.


Shannon Gurnee

I've never had Creamy Sweet Potato Soup before. I love eating sweet potatoes though. Thanks for sharing.


Jona Shares

It's starting to rain here and this season makes it a bed weather day. I guess this would be a good part of the meal. And yes, I love sweet potatoes!


rika livingston

This looks so good Catalina! I love sweet potato! I will definitely make this when the weather is cooler.


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