Sweet Potato Soup

Recipes · Soups · August 17, 2018

Creamy and smooth sweet potato soup that is topped with a little parmesan and a little bacon. This savory soup has a bit of nip and is the perfect soup recipe for anyone who loves sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

You’re going to love the creamy texture of this sweet potato soup. It’s so delicious that you’ll want to eat this weekly. I love a good soup recipe. It’s always so easy and so filling. My family loves soup so this recipe is a hit with everyone who tries it! You can serve it alongside a sandwich or some crusty bread for a full meal. But it’s also super yummy on it’s own. The flavor of this soup is incredible. The pureed sweet potatoes mixed with the herbs are divine. There is a pinch of crushed red pepper that gives it just a hint of spice. If you love the combo of sweet and a little spicy then this will become your new favorite soup.

This sweet potato soup is perfect for a rainy day! It’s the best comfort food. Fall is just around the corner (next month!) so definitely put this recipe in your rotation when those leaves start to fall.


How to Make Sweet Potato Soup

Start by cutting up the potatoes and putting them in the microwave on high for 15 minutes. Check occasionally to see if they are tender. Take them out and let them cool a little bit. Then remove the potato skins.

In a pot over the stove, boil the chicken stock, onion powder, cumin, and red pepper. Using a blender, blend half of the stock mixture and half of the potatoes. Make sure to remove the middle part of the blender top to let the steam escape. Puree until the mixture is smooth. Pour this into a large bowl and then repeat with the remaining other half of the stock mixture and sweet potatoes. Don’t forget to add some salt.

Pour the soup into warm soup bowls. I love the pretty orange/yellow color of this soup. It’s gorgeous. Top the soup with parmesan shavings and bits of crunchy bacon. You can add a little parsley garnish to give it some color.

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

How do you like your soup? On it’s own or on the side of a sandwich or some crusty bread? You could even dip pieces of grilled cheese into it. Soups on!

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Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Creamy and smooth sweet potato soup that is topped with a little parmesan and a little bacon. This savory soup has a bit of nip and is the perfect soup recipe for anyone who loves sweet potatoes.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 234 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups chicken stock unsalted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 bacon slices cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese shaved
  • 2 TB flat leaf parsley leaves


  1. Cut potatoes in half length wise and place, cut sides down, in microwave-safe baking dish. Add 1/4 cup water and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 15 minutes or until tender. Let the potatoes cool slightly and remove skins.

  2. Boil chicken stock, onion powder, cumin, and red pepper in a pot. Place half of stock mixture and half of your potatoes in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape). Then puree until smooth.

  3. Pour into a large bowl and repeat with remaining. potato and stock mixture. Add salt and divide among soup bowls. Sprinkle cooked bacon and Parmesan cheese evenly over top. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 684mg 29%
Potassium 546mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 324.3%
Vitamin C 5.1%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from myrecipes.com

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

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    What a nice recipe for rainy days. Thank you for sharing!! I have a hand blender so it will be very easy to make this soup.

    Paige Cassandra Flamm

    Yum! Fall can’t get here soon enough! I need this in my life!



    love sweet potatoes, they’re one of my favorites, but for some reason have never made a sweet potato soup, so thank you for this recipe!
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      Kristyn Merkley

      Since you love sweet potatoes, then you will like this soup. Let me know what you think when you try it 🙂

    Karen M. Chapman

    Great round up of meals that would be great especially once school starts again. Yum!

    Julie Blanner

    Love this fall infused recipe!


    That looks sooo delicious, I love the vibrant color!


    This soup looks super delicious and healthy! Can’t wait to try this recipe out! 🙂


    Such a perfect fall comfort food!

    Kim - Today's Creative Life

    This looks like the perfect fall soup!

      Kristyn Merkley

      It is 🙂 Thank you so much! I hope you’ll give it a try when the time comes!


    This soup has me craving all of the fall flavors! So smooth and delicious!

      Kristyn Merkley

      It is so good!! You will have to let me know what you think, when you do try it 🙂

    Sarah Walker Caron

    I love sweet potato soup! This sounds delightful.

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