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. 

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
  • 2  Teaspoons  minced ginger
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  curry powder, or to taste
  • Pinch of  salt
  • large sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 15  Ounces  vegetable broth
  • 1  Cup  water
  • 7  Ounces  coconut milk
  • 1/4  Cup  half-and-half
  • 1/2  Cup  2 percent milk
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Plain Greek yogurt, for garnish

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
73µg
10%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
93mg
9%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
100mg
14%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
233mg
16%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
147g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.