Simple curried sweet potato soup with coconut milk is easy to make. Sweet potato combined with coconut milk and some aromatic spices like garam masala combine to create a sweet and yet savory soup that is comforting to body and soul.
Soul Comforting Sweet Potato Soup
Every season is soup season. Am I right? I know I am! After seeing another delicious soup recipe at SOLE Food Kitchen, I knew I had to get into the kitchen to create my own unique soup with sweet potatoes.
Soup is a necessity for feeding my soul in the colder months. Growing up in the warmth of California means that cool weather can just leave me feeling in need of extra warmth. This sweet potato soup recipe is the one I never knew I needed in my life.
So much richness and a perfect combination of spices will make you fall in love with my soup just as hard as I did with that first spoonful.
Is this a healthy soup recipe?
Yes, this sweet potato soup with curry is a very healthy meal option. For those of us on a ketogenic diet plan, it won’t fit into our macros. However, it is, in general, a delicious and nutrient dense meal.
If you are on maintenance, it’s a great option to have as an off day meal. For those who are simply trying to eat healthier in general, it is a very clean and healthy option. The beta carotene in the sweet potatoes is so good for our bodies! It is definitely a soup I won’t hesitate to say is a healthy option for your menu.
Secret ingredients for making this sweet potato soup recipe incredible
Soups are typically savory. This is one that while it sounds like it would be too sweet, actually ends up being a very savory recipe with a great depth of flavor.
Experimenting in the kitchen with flavors can be tons of fun, and I adore big bold flavor. That’s why I just knew that curry would work great with this soup. Adding in coconut milk for richness and a great blend of curry and garam masala makes it incredibly flavorful.
The real secret though? It’s this fun little trick that I think just really builds a depth of flavor. Roasting the sweet potatoes! Yes, just roasting them adds so much more flavor! You don’t want them to burn, but you do want them to get cooked through and perhaps even caramelize a bit around the edges.
Protip: Sprinkle a pinch of curry powder over the potatoes right before you put them into the oven. It just brings the flavor out even more in the soup.
Another excellent sweet and savory soup to try is the curry carrot soup recipe. Delicious flavor and tons of great nutrients.
Is this a whole meal or do I need to serve it with a soup or a sandwich?
While a soup can be a full meal, it really depends upon your personal appetite. I think a cup of this soup alongside a salad or sandwich is the ideal lunch. For an evening meal, I could see having a larger bowl with a favorite crusty bread or naan on the side.
Serving this with my curried chicken salad sounds absolutely delicious! It would also pair well with a roasted beet and goat cheese salad. I haven’t tried it, but it might even work well with my keto skillet pork chops with caramelized onion and bacon.
What do I do with leftover sweet potato soup with curry?
Leftovers?! What is this you speak of? Seriously, I doubt you’ll have leftovers, but should you, this recipe is super easy to store for another day. Pour into an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If you won’t eat it before then, just label and pop into the freezer for a meal later in the month.
If you plan to make double batches to freeze, I highly suggest investing in freezer soup containers and putting it into individual portions. It is so much easier to just grab a single serving to heat up than to thaw and reheat a whole batch at once.
Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk and Curry
This simple sweet potato soup is rich and delicious. Enjoy as a complete meal or serve as a side to a sandwich or salad.
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, roasted
- 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, more for roasting sweet potatoes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon of garam masala (replace with curry if you don't have it)
- 1 teaspoon of curry powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 5 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 can of coconut milk (I used Thai Kitchen, lite)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 593mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 31g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
This recipe was originally posted April, 2013. I have since updated (2019) the photos, which includes process shots.
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WOW! I just love the sound of this soup and how you’ve used coconut milk in it. We have some friends who can’t eat dairy, so this will be perfect for sharing with them!
We love curry in my house, so this soup will definitely be a hit! I can’t wait to try it!
I agree roasting sweet potatoes is a game-changer and curry and coconut are great together. I can’t wait to put this on my Fall table!
Please could you put cent. & Fahrenheit temp and also what size coconut milk tin should I use? Sweet potato cooking as we speak looking forward to dinner tonight
I’m so sorry to have missed your comment earlier today. Here is a handy conversion chart
I used a 14 ounce can, 400 ml. I will make that distinction on the recipe! Thank you! ~Sandra
So, I was trying to find a recipe for all the sweet potatoes I got in my CSA basket the last two weeks and thought a curried soup might be a good idea. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to see that The Foodie Affair was hit number three on google. I thought I recognized it as yours and sure enough! I’m excited about making one of your recipes tonight!
That makes me SUPER happy! Thank you Adrienne for stopping by and letting me know 🙂
Heather @ SugarDish(Me)
Deanna’s recipes make me so hungry all the time. Even if I just ate. Her weekly mealplans usually make me wanna go visit.
Your soup looks great!
Loving the easy recipe plugin look 🙂
Thanks, Heather! More playing around with my blog, acting like I know what I’m doing 😉
I’m always so impressed with Deanna’s planned menus, and how organized she is with grocery shopping!
It really is tasty. Give it a try and let me know what you think of it!
Whisks & Chopsticks
Hi Sandra, I have a bag of yam not sweet potatoes but going to try it. 🙂
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Thank you for thinking of my blog for this award! I very much appreciate it 🙂 I hope you like the soup!
The Irish Lady
Going to the store to get ingredients…I have company and I think this will make them very happy.
I hope they liked it! I made a second pot and shared with a friend yesterday.
Karen (Back Road Journal)
Well at least it has stopped snowing in New Hampshire but there are still patches of snow on the ground. Your delicious sounding soup is perfect for our cold evenings. Oh, and don’t get your pretty suede shoes spotted from rain…that would be a shame.
Karen, spotted shoes is exactly what I feared! Haha!
The soup does warm the tummy when it’s chilly outside. 🙂
Very warming and delicious soup. We have had 3 straight weeks of rain in Hong Kong. today was the first day the sun has tried to peek its head out. Great days for soup.
I hope you get out in the sun for a bit. Variety is the best situation for weather and food!!
Yay! So glad you tried it with curry! Will have to use your recipe. Thanks for the link back!
The combination of sweet potato and coconut milk is amazing! Thanks, Deanna!