Sweet Potato And Carrot Soup

This sweet potato and carrot soup recipe is simple, creamy, and absolutely delicious. Perfect for an easy, healthy weeknight meal, all you need is a handful of ingredients and a little time to make this delicious recipe.

sweet potato and carrot soup with swirls of coconut milk and topped with kale and sprinkled with red peppers

It all started when we went to our local natural grocery store, where they were handing out free samples of some type of weird broth made from not-your-typical ingredients.

They offered some sweet potato soup to us, and my kids inhaled it. Luckily for me, I looked at the ingredients first, and since it was made with cashews to make it creamy, I didn’t try it (tree nut allergy!) and I avoided an allergic reaction.

The kids both loved it, though, and my daughter asked me to make some at home.

I knew sweet potato soup wouldn’t be hard to make at home and started thinking about things I could put in the soup that would be delicious.

And that’s where this easy meal was created. I joke that this is my husband’s worst nightmare of foods: he hates sweet potatoes and doesn’t like soup. Ha!

So, lucky for him, this was a meal the kids and I enjoyed a few times for lunch to spare him from something so tasty.

Sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and broth are simmered together and pureed, then this recipe gets a healthy drizzle of coconut cream to make an irresistibly delicious, creamy soup.

bowl of sweet potato soup with chopped kale a cutting board with cinnamon and kale in the background

Tips For Making Sweet Potato And Carrot Soup

  • This can easily be made vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Make it vegan by using vegetable broth and replacing the butter with oil.
  • Make this recipe soup-er (see what I did there?) fast by using pre-diced sweet potatoes. It would probably be delicious also using butternut squash in place of sweet potatoes.
  • I make this really frugal and healthy by using homemade chicken broth.
  • This recipe will keep well in the fridge for 3-4 days. It tends to thicken with refrigeration, and will thin out a bit when heated. Add a little bit of broth or coconut milk to thin more if desired.
  • How much salt you add will be determined by the type of broth. My homemade broth doesn’t have much salt in it, so I use a bit more… and also because I love salty soups. Feel free to cut back on the salt to suit your taste.

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Ingredients:

Sweet potatoes: peeled and diced. These bad boys are chock-full of nutrients like fiber, vitamin A, vitamin c, magnesium, B vitamins, and antioxidants. They have been shown to help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of certain types of cancers, and more. (source)

Onions and garlic: onions are sautéed with butter (or oil) to bring out their sweetness.

Carrots: the perfect complimentary vegetable to sweet potatoes, this yummy root vegetable is so good for you. I don’t bother to peel them; just chop them up and throw them in. They are also one of my favorite veggies because they are so cheap and tasty. Besides using them in this soup, you can make some carrot friesadd them to chicken salad, or bake them to make some roasted root vegetables.

Broth: I use homemade chicken broth because it is healthy and inexpensive. You can also use vegetable broth.

Coconut milk: I like to use a can of coconut milk and a mix of the coconut cream and milk to make it the perfect amount of creamy, without being too rich.

Ginger: complements the sweet potatoes and carrots so well with giving it just enough flavor. Not too strong, it really enhances the flavors in the soup. Ginger is also a great anti-inflammatory, can help aid in digestion, and is full of antioxidants. (source)

How To Make Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven over medium-low heat, sauté onions in butter (or oil).sautéing onions with butter to make sweet potato and carrot soup
  2. While the onion is sautéing, peel and dice the potatoes and chop the carrots; set aside.
    • I don’t bother peeling carrots; just wash them thoroughly and chop them up.
  3. When the onions become more translucent, add in the minced or chopped garlic.
    • This helps ensure the garlic doesn’t burn.
  4. After a minute or two, add sweet potatoes and carrots.diced sweet potatoes and carrots in a pot for sweet potato and carrot soup
  5. Add in broth and ginger and bring to a simmer, and simmer for about 10-20 minutes, until the sweet potatoes and carrots are nice and soft. Turn off heat.broth, sweet potatoes, onions simmering in a pot for sweet potato and carrot soup
  6. Using a blender or immersion blender, blend until smooth. Pour the soup back into the pot if using a regular blender.
    • If using a regular blender, I like to try to to only fill it up halfway or so, and then I cover the lid with a towel to make sure the hot soup doesn’t splash up and burn my hand. sweet potato carrot soup in a blender to purée
  7. Stir in coconut milk and salt to taste.
  8. Top this creamy sweet potato soup recipe with your favorite toppings, and serve.overhead shot of sweet potato carrot soup in a bowl with swirls of coconut milk and topped with kale

Best Toppings To Add To Sweet Potato Soup

  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Dollop of sour cream
  • Handful of spinach or kale
  • Crispy bacon
  • Pecans, walnuts, or pistachios
  • Craisins
  • Handful of fresh herbs
  • Serve it up with some sourdough skillet bread or homemade spelt rolls.

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overhead shot of sweet potato carrot soup in a bowl with swirls of coconut milk and topped with kale

Sweet Potato And Carrot Soup

This sweet potato and carrot soup recipe is simple, creamy, and absolutely delicious.
5 from 1 vote
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Author: Amy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Blender or immersion blender
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Microplane
  • Garlic mincer

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tbs butter or olive oil/avocado oil
  • 1/2 medium onion or one small onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4-6 small to medium sweet potatoes about 4 cups of chopped sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 tsp ginger fresh and grated
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk I like to use canned and mix the coconut cream with milk
  • 4 cup broth chicken or vegetable

Instructions

  • In a large pot or dutch oven over medium-low heat, sauté onions in butter (or oil).
  • While the onion is sautéing, peel and dice the potatoes and chop the carrots; set aside.
  • When the onions become more translucent, add in the minced or chopped garlic.
  • After a minute or two, add sweet potatoes, carrots, broth, and ginger.
  • Bring to a simmer, and simmer for about 10-20 minutes, until the sweet potatoes and carrots are nice and soft. Turn off heat.
  • Using a blender or immersion blender, blend until smooth. Pour the soup back into the pot if using a regular blender.
  • Stir in coconut milk and salt to taste.
  • Top this creamy sweet potato soup recipe with your favorite toppings, and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 23627IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato and carrot soup, sweet potato soup
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was so so good, super easy to make, and surprisingly filling! I love when it doesn’t take a lot of ingredients to make something delicious and healthy 🙌

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