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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

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
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons curry powder, or to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 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
Servings6
Calories Per Serving212
Total Fat13g20%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated9g44%
Cholesterol10mg3%
Protein4g7%
Carbs22g7%
Vitamin A616µg68%
Vitamin B120.1µg2.4%
Vitamin B60.2mg10.9%
Vitamin C4mg7%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E1mg7%
Vitamin K7µg9%
Calcium88mg9%
Fiber4g17%
Folate (food)20µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)20µg5%
Iron2mg12%
Magnesium49mg12%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.8mg4.1%
Phosphorus115mg16%
Polyunsaturated0.5gN/A
Potassium452mg13%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg6.7%
Sodium126mg5%
Zinc0.8mg5%