Sweet Potato Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Sweet Potato Soup is a savory, creamy, and easy soup recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potato peeled and cubed, about 4 cups
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 inch ginger root peeled
  • 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 slices bacon cooked & crumbled, optional garnish
  • 1 handful croutons optional garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chives finely chopped, optional garnish


  • Cook onion, garlic and celery in butter until tender.
  • Add sweet potatoes, apple, curry powder, ginger and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Stir in chicken broth, cover and simmer 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  • Remove ginger and puree soup in a blender or with a hand blender.
  • Add heavy cream and simmer 5 minutes longer.
  • Top with crumbled bacon, croutons and chives.

Recipe Notes

  • Curry powder can be replaced with a cinnamon stick. Remove cinnamon stick before pureeing.
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a bit of heat.
  • To make this dairy free, replace heavy cream with full fat coconut milk.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 395, Carbohydrates: 45.93g, Protein: 6.22g, Fat: 21.75g, Saturated Fat: 12.04g, Cholesterol: 63.07mg, Sodium: 896.6mg, Potassium: 898.2mg, Fiber: 7.06g, Sugar: 13.16g, Vitamin A: 24914.54IU, Vitamin C: 21.49mg, Calcium: 100.51mg, Iron: 1.64mg