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Sweet Potato Soup

Warm up your day with a bowl of this delicious Sweet Potato Soup. It is loaded with sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, and spices that all perfectly meld together in one dish!

We love soup on a cold day to warm up and if you love other smooth and delicious vegetable soups you have to check out our Pumpkin Soup, Tomato Bisque, or Roasted Butternut Squash Soup!

Sweet Potato Soups

Not Your Ordinary Soup

If you are looking for a soup that is different than what you’ve had before, then this recipe is for you. It has notes of bright fresh ginger, a subtle tart flavor from the lime juice and lime zest used, a little spicy kick from the red pepper flakes, and a subtle hint of peanut butter. Yes, you read that correct, peanut butter. It’s a very small amount that is used in the dish, but makes all the difference. It adds in a creamy element to the potatoes and chicken stock.

How to Make Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see recipe card below.

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In a small bowl, stir the sour cream and lime zest together. Place in the fridge so the flavors can blend while you finish the soup.

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Cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch rounds and then quarter. The smaller ends can just be halved. Set aside.

In a large stock pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the onion and garlic. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes until the onions are soft, stirring occasionally so the garlic doesn’t burn.

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Stir in the cumin, red pepper flakes and ginger to combine briefly, then add the sweet potatoes and chicken stock. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes.

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Using an immersion blender, or a standard blender if you do not have an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. If you need to use a traditional blender, puree in several, small batches being careful not to fill more than just past the half full mark to avoid spilling hot (lava) soup everywhere.

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Whisk in the peanut butter until it fully melts into the soup then stir in the lime juice and salt.

Once portioned into bowls, top with the lime sour cream, tomatoes, and fresh cilantro.

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bread to Pair with Sweet Potato Soup

Potato Rolls – Keeping with the potato theme, these rolls are soft and fluffy and would be the perfect addition to this recipe.

Crostini – If you are needing some extra crunch with your creamy soup then these crostini’s are the way to go!

Sweet Potato Biscuits – If you cannot get enough of sweet potatoes, then these biscuits are a great choice to pair with this soup.

Storage Information

STORE any leftovers in an airtight container in your fridge for 5-7 days. To FREEZE you can do so in an airtight container in your freezer for up to 3 weeks.

To REHEAT this dish you can either add the whole batch of leftovers to a pot on your stovetop on medium-high heat or add a serving in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until it is to your desired temperature. If you had your soup in the freezer be sure to let it thaw to room temperature before reheating.

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More Sweet Potato Recipes

h a bowl of this delicious Sweet Potato Soup. It is loaded with sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, and spices that all perfectly meld together in one dish!

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Warm up your day with a bowl of this delicious Sweet Potato Soup. It is loaded with sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, and spices that all perfectly meld together in one dish!
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Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Servings: 8
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp lime zest - grated
  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes - Peeled and Diced
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 Small Sweet Yellow Onion - Sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger root
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 roma tomato - seeded and diced

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir the sour cream and lime zest together. Place in the fridge so the flavors can blend while you finish the soup.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch rounds and then quarter. The smaller ends can just be halved. Set aside.
  • In a large stock pot melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the onion and garlic. Continue to cook for about 5minutes until the onions are soft, stirring occasionally so the garlic doesn’t burn.
  • Stir in the cumin, red pepper flakes and ginger to combine briefly, then add the sweet potatoes and chicken stock. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Using an immersion blender, or a standard blender if you do not have an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. If you need to use a traditional blender, puree in several, small batches being careful not to fill more than just past the half full mark to avoid spilling hot (lava) soup everywhere.
  • Whisk in the peanut butter until it fully melts into the soup then stir in the lime juice and salt.
  • Once portioned into bowls, top with the lime sour cream, tomatoes, and fresh cilantro and enjoy!

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NOTES

Note: Other great toppings include sunflower seeds, crispy onions or green onions and bacon bits.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
212
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
19
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
500
mg
22
%
Potassium
 
481
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
23
g
8
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
8292
IU
166
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
56
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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