Gorgeous Sweet Potato Soup

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Sweet potato soup is yummy, filling and wonderfully warming!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Donna
Ingredients
  • • 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
Method
  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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