Curried Sweet Potato Soup


A big bowl of creamy soup makes for a perfectly comforting lunch or dinner on a chilly day. Rather than calling for loads of butter or cream, this sweet potato soup recipe is pureed to achieve a similarly silky texture.

Curried Sweet Potato Soup in white bowl
Photo: Linda Pugliese
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 cups


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 onions, chopped (about 2 cups)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 teaspoon curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 8 cup stock from Whole Poached Chicken with Bonus Stock, or purchased chicken or vegetable stock

  • 3 large sweet potatoes (3 lbs), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • Toppers such as fresh cilantro leaves, toasted pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin seed oil or olive oil


  1. Heat the olive oil in a 6-quart stock pot or Dutch oven over medium. Add onions, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are translucent and soft, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in garlic, curry powder, and coriander; cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute more.

  2. Add stock, sweet potatoes, and carrots; cover, and bring to boiling over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Puree the soup in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender. Stir in the lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  4. Serve the soup topped with cilantro, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of pumpkin seed oil or olive oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

477 Calories
18g Fat
67g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 886mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 13.9mg 70%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 1338mg 28%
Folate, total 60.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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