Sweet Potato Soup Two Ways

Fall is a season that just screams comfort from every direction. When cooler temperatures begin to roll in, it's a delightful time of year to get busy in the kitchen. That's where this Creamy Sweet Potato Soup comes in. Full of flavor, silky smooth, and loaded with vitamin-packed sweet potatoes, this soup is an all around winner. If you want to add an extra kick, we've included directions for a curried apple version as well.

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Things You'll Need

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 2 large yellow onions

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3 stems fresh rosemary

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Step 1

Peel sweet potatoes and chop them into 1/2 inch pieces. Set aside.

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Step 2

Peel and dice onion, garlic and apples (if making curried apple version), set aside. Add olive oil and butter to a large stockpot over medium heat. Add in the onions and cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes or until soft.

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Image Credit: Ashley Manila

Step 3

Add the sweet potatoes, garlic, vegetable stock, water, rosemary, salt, and pepper and stir well to combine. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer for 40 minutes. Remove pan from heat, discard rosemary stems, and cool for 10 minutes.

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Step 4

Using a food processor or blender, puree the soup in batches, pulsing until completely smooth.

Warning

Remove the center cap from your blender lid and cover the empty space with a tall cup instead. Hold the cup down securely when blending. This allows some of the steam to escape and helps prevent the blender lid from popping off.

Tip

If you don't own a blender or food processor, you can do this step using an immersion blender.

Step 5

Serve soup warm. Top it with shaved Parmesan cheese, toasted walnuts and extra black pepper for a super savory approach.

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Curried Apple Sweet Potato Soup

If you prefer a more complex flavor, try this Curried Apple Sweet Potato Soup. It's sweet, savory, and a little spicy, too.

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 2 large yellow onions

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 medium-sized apples

  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Step 1

Follow steps 1 through 2 of the Creamy Sweet Potato Soup.

Step 2

Add the sweet potatoes, apples, garlic, vegetable stock, water, curry powder, salt, and pepper and stir well to combine. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer for 40 minutes. Remove pan from heat and cool for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Puree the soup with a blender, food processor or immersion blender. If using a blender or food processor, work in batches, taking the same safety precautions mention in the Creamy Sweet Potato Soup recipe above.

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Step 4

Serve soup warm. I recommend topping it with chopped apples and crumbled bacon. And, for a very sweet version, top with an extra splash of maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon.

Tip

For an extra creamy version stir in 1/2 cup of cream right after blending.

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