Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potato soup

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

This recipe is very simple, quick to make and delicious.  You will notice I give very broad amounts of ingredients.  This is the kind of food I make  to use up all the spare veg I have and its a great opportunity to use seasonal vegetables. For my soup I used a gigantic pot that has been in my  family for generations.  You could FEED generations from it.  I used 5 sweet potatoes, one large onion and 1000ml of stock and still didn’t fill the pot half way.  I like to reheat the soup for instant warm autumnal food.


Garlic clove

Sweet potatoes



Olive Oil

vegetable Stock


Add olive oil to a large pot then add the chopped onions and let them soften.  Add the garlic and then the chopped sweet potatoes and let them cook for a while, stirring occasionally.

Add the stock and some ground ginger.  Add salt and pepper at the end – adding them now would concentrate them.

Let simmer while stirring occasionally.  When the sweet potato is mushy ( you can test it by pushing one to the side of the pot and squashing it) take the pot off the heat and blend.  You can use a food processor or a hand blender.  When it is a smooth soup put it back on the heat on a lower setting.


At this point you may want to thin or thicken your soup depending on your taste.  Mine was very thick so I added some more stock and a little milk.

Serve with a drizzle of Olive oil and crusty bread.

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