Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup
Staff Writer
Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Carly Goldsmith

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

This soup puts a twist on classic sweet potato flavors — no Thanksgiving marshmallow casserole here. Instead it brings in curry, coconut milk, and ginger to create a bold soup that might make you reconsider what a sweet potato can be. 


In a large pot, heat the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 6-8 minutes. Add the ginger, curry powder, and salt and stir to combine. Add the sweet potatoes, vegetable broth, and water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook until the sweet potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes. 

Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes. Working in batches, transfer the soup to a blender and purée until smooth. (Or, if you have an immersion blender, you can purée right in the pot.) Return the soup to the pan and place over medium-low heat. Add the coconut milk, half-and-half, and milk and stir to combine. Heat through.

Serve with chopped cilantro and plain Greek yogurt for garnish.


Calories per serving:

88 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 11 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 3 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 389 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 71 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 24 IU
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 96 mg
  • Carotene, beta 1 µg
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Choline, total 15 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 28 µg
  • Folate, food 6 µg
  • Folate, total 19 µg
  • Folic acid 13 µg
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Magnesium, Mg 23 mg
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 99 mg
  • Potassium, K 138 mg
  • Retinol 71 µg
  • Selenium, Se 5 µg
  • Sodium, Na 256 mg
  • Starch 3 g
  • Sugars, total 5 g
  • Theobromine 4 mg
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 1 µg
  • Water 146 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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