Gorgeous Sweet Potato Soup

By | February 8, 2017

I’ve never made soup. I’m not sure why, because I love eating it. It’s always just seemed like a bit too much trouble. There’s a blender involved, it must be difficult. This has been silly of me, as, on a cold winters day, there’s not much better than a lovely warming soup. They are also great when you realise you can’t fasten your jeans anymore and need to start eating less. As has happened to me today. So, when Hunky Husband announced that he had made “the best ever sweet potato soup” at work, I very politely asked if he could make it for me.

He was right. It was absolutely gorgeous. And, incredibly simple.

You will need:

  • 1kg Sweet potatoes
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 2 Red onions
  • 1 cube Veg stock
  • 1tsp Cumin
  • 1tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • Pinch Salt and pepper

sweet potato soup ingredients

This fed 2 of us for lunch, and we have a huge tub of it left in the fridge. So, as with most of my recipes, if you want a normal amount, half it. However, it will freeze really well, so I would recommend the giant portion.

Firstly, peel the sweet potato, and roughly chop. Then chop the onions and pepper, removing the seeds. You are going to blend it later, so don’t worry about being neat.

Add all this to a large saucepan, and place on the hob.

chopped ingredients

Make up 1 cube of vegetable stock to the packet instructions, and pour into the saucepan. Add as much water as you need to cover everything. This was about 500ml for me.

Next, add all the seasonings, and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, and leave for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are soft.

simmering sweet potato soup

Remove from the heat and blend using a hand blender, until smooth.

blending sweet potato soup

This recipe makes a beautifully sweet and creamy soup already, but, if you like it creamier, add a splash of double cream and mix in well.

Serve with crusty white bread.

Gorgeous Sweet Potato Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

serves 6-8

Gorgeous Sweet Potato Soup


  • • 1kg Sweet potatoes
  • • 1 Red pepper
  • • 2 Red onions
  • • 1 cube Veg stock
  • • 1tsp Cumin
  • • 1tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • • Pinch Salt and pepper


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and roughly chop
  2. Roughly chop the onions and pepper, removing the seeds
  3. Add to a large saucepan and place on the hob
  4. Add cayenne pepper, cumin, 5 spice and salt and pepper
  5. Make up stock to package instructions, and pour into the pan
  6. Add enough water to cover
  7. Bring to the boil
  8. Reduce and leave to simmer for 20 minutes, until the potato is soft
  9. Take off the heat and blend using a hand blender
  10. Add double cream is you want to make it creamier
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  • Eps

    Omg this makes me crave for a soup today. It’s perfect for this cold weather. Looks yummy 😋 #foodiefriday

    • Thank you, it was gorgeous!

  • This sounda fab Ive never tried to make sweet potato soup! Will hav to giv it a go x

    • It’s so nice. Even without added cream it’s incredibly creamy and sweet. I’ve been eating it all week

  • Oooo that looks and sounds delicious — sign me up for a bowl please!
    Thanks for linking to #foodiefriday

    • Thank you! It was awesome!

  • Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm I have made my own soup for years but adding sweet potato is a relatively new thing for me, it is so amazing can’t wait to give this one a go

    • I need to make more soup, it was so much easier than I’d expected