Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Staff Writer
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. 

6
Servings
212
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
22g
7%
Vitamin A
616µg
68%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.4%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.9%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
88mg
9%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
20µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
20µg
5%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
49mg
12%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4.1%
Phosphorus
115mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
452mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.7%
Sodium
126mg
5%
Zinc
0.8mg
5%