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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! #sweetpotato #soup #fallrecipes #thanksgiving #sweetandsavorymeals

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!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings of about 2 cups
Calories 272 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

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

Toppings:

  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Drizzle of cream

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, measure and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in the curry paste for about 30 seconds.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Taste and adjust.
  7. Add the cream and stir to combine.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Serve the soup topped with cilantro, chopped peanuts and a drizzle of heavy cream.

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 962mg42%
Potassium 598mg17%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 20090IU402%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.