Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup /

Thank you all so much for the sweet birthday wishes yesterday. I had a great day, although today is even better because the sun is shining for the first time in 3 days.. (I know, I’m so spoiled living where I do). Dreary weather just gets me so down…

Curried Sweet Potato Soup /

But it takes a few gloomy days to feel grateful for the gorgeous days… and if it weren’t for the occasional grey sky, I probably wouldn’t make as much soup as I do.

We’ve been eating this one all week. It’s so hearty, warming and surprisingly easy. We’ve got just over a month of winter left to go (in our world), and I’m pretty sure this recipe will help get us through it…

5.0 from 3 reviews

curried sweet potato soup

Serves: serves 3-4 as a main, 4-6 as a side
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons madras curry powder
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into cubes
  • ½ cup peas (can be frozen)
  • 1 can lite coconut milk (2 cups)
  • 2-4 cups veggie broth (less for a thicker consistency, more for thinner)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • squeeze of one juicy lime
  • a few handfuls of spinach
  • salt
  • handful of chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • a few pinches of red pepper flakes
  1. In a large pot, heat coconut oil. Add onion and some salt salt. Cook, stirring, until it becomes translucent. (about 5 minutes). Add curry powder and garlic and cook for another 30 seconds (don’t let either burn).
  2. Add a good squeeze of lime, coconut milk, broth, chopped sweet potatoes, brown sugar and a little more salt. Turn heat down and simmer, covered, until the sweet potatoes are soft (20-30 minutes).
  3. Stir in the peas and spinach and cook for just another minute or two.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding a few pinches of red pepper flakes if you want it a little spicy.
  5. Top with cilantro and serve with naan bread on the side.


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  1. love winter soups and definitely cannot wait to give this one a try—and i love that pale blue dutch oven so much πŸ™‚

  2. Emily

    Seriously, I love living in Austin. I don’t know what I would do if I lived somewhere grey and cold… but this soup looks great for our rare icky days!

  3. James from

    Happy belated birthday!! This looks delish as always. Can’t wait to try!

  4. Jen from

    This soup looks amazing! I’m here in Austin as well and would have loved a bowl of this soup this past week. I’ve been on a curry/sweet potato/lentil kick this winter so this fits the bill.
    Happy belated πŸ™‚

  5. Hollie from

    This is the most delicious soup!!

  6. Becky from

    Looks good! I love colorful food~

  7. Lauren from

    Call me crazy, but I was actually a little bummed today wasn’t another rainy day… at first. I do love a good storm, and it’s lovely to have an excuse to make soup. The gorgeous weather did eventually wear me down though — it’s great to be able to play outside again.

  8. sarah from

    how pretty! looking forward to making this next week. anything w/squash is perfect for january (and the cold weather). happy belated birthday!

  9. Ashley from

    This soup. Yes please. Right now. This looks fantastic!

  10. narf7

    Here in Tasmania, Australia I am lusting after winter. Anyone want to swap? I could go a few days of snow and being able to light Brunhilda our big 4 oven wood burning stove and set a pot of this lovely soup over her convivial warmth…it all seems so romantic and delicious from the middle of summer πŸ™‚

    • jeanine

      I heard about your hot summer this year! (I’ll swap… summer is my favorite) πŸ™‚

  11. A soup like this is exactly what I need right now to warm up and get cozy. We had a blizzard last night and I cannot think of a better way to survive the continued chilly weather than with this soup. Yum! πŸ™‚

  12. Stacy

    The cold came back today– and this soup was perfect for it! We added a healthy dose of red pepper to the grown-up’s bowls and it was delicious!

  13. Kellie from

    Wow thanks for the recipe – I just made it for dinner tonight and it was devine. Thanks again

    • jeanine

      Hi Kellie, glad you liked it!

  14. Hcg drops from

    Like your site. Thank a lot for posting this. I’ll check to your site to find out more and recommend my acquaintenances about this website.

  15. Samantha

    I tried this recipe out tonight and it was amazing!! Thanks!

  16. Sarah

    This was so good!! I roasted the cubed sweet potatoes in the oven before adding to the soup. Definitely easy enough for a weeknight meal.

  17. Liz

    Love this soup and have made numerous times now. I make a double batch and while it tends to thicken up give a couple of days in the fridge, I like to serve the leftovers over rice for another yummy meal. πŸ™‚

  18. Aubrey from

    Hi! I know this is an old post, but does this soup freeze/reheat well?


  19. Ceshini

    This soup is sooooooooooooooo! πŸ™‚ Good! It’s a cold day here in Maryland, and this soup is oh so perfect, and perfectly yummy! I used kale and spinach and it is great! Thanks for a truly delicious recipe!

    • jeanine

      Ooh, I’m so glad you liked it! It’s by far one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  20. Nicolette

    I love your blog, thank you for all your delicious recipes! I made this tonight for a few friends who came over to dinner. I followed the recipe quite closely (including accompanying the dish with naan). The only things I substituted were chicken broth for vegetable broth and olive oil for coconut oil (didn’t have either of the ingredients the recipe called for on hand). Came out fantastic! SO yummy.

    • jeanine

      Hi Nicolette – thanks! I’m so glad you liked it. Mmm… naan with this soup sounds so perfect πŸ™‚

  21. TrySomethingNew

    So, I was doubtful of this recipe but really enjoyed it. The one change I made was that I swapped chickpeas for the peas. Super yummy!

    • jeanine

      Ha, I’m so glad you liked it! :). I love the idea of chickpeas in here (well, ok I love the idea of chickpeas in anything)…

  22. Heather

    SO SO good. I’ve made this twice now and it’s been fabulous each time. Thanks for such a great recipe!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      you’re welcome, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  23. Caroline

    I would like spiralized and other heallty meals

  24. Cyndy

    YUMMERS! Easy, quick, and delicious! Great week night dinner. I did peel the sweet potatoes, and used Better than Bouillon for the vegetable broth which has a heartier flavor and doesn’t water your soups down

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Cyndy, I’m so glad you loved it!

  25. Marta

    This soup is perfect. I decided to make it as I had quite a lot of sweet potatoes in my kitchen and it is spot on. It turned out I had no curry powder left so I ended up making my own madras for the first time. So all in all – a great culinary adventure. I made the soup for three days and it lasted one and a half, which gives you a hint how yummy it is πŸ˜€ Loving your recipes woman!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Marta, I’m so glad you loved the soup!

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