Creamy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

How To Make Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Brimming with the sweet spice of cinnamon and nutmeg, this sweet potato soup is blended into a light and satisfying dish finished with sour cream.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • 2tbspbutter
  • 1cuponion,(1 medium), chopped
  • 2celery ribs,chopped
  • 1medium leek,white and light green parts only, sliced
  • 1clovegarlic,(1 tsp), chopped
  • lbsorange flesh sweet potatoes,(about 2 large), a.k.a. yams, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
  • 4cupschicken stock,use vegetable broth for vegetarian option
  • 1cinnamon stick
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ¼cupheavy cream
  • ¾cupmilk
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ¼cupsour cream,or plain yogurt


  1. Melt the butter in a large, thick-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the chopped onions and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, then add the celery and leeks and sauté for 5 more minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

  3. Add the sweet potatoes, chicken stock, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce to a simmer, and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes until the sweet potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.

  5. Remove the cinnamon stick. Use an immersion blender to purée the soup or work in batches and purée the soup in a standing blender.

  6. Add the cream and milk to the soup. Heat on medium until the soup is heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Sprinkle with more black pepper and swirl some water-thinned sour cream or plain yogurt over the soup to serve.


  • Calories: 215.56kcal
  • Fat: 9.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.24g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.57g
  • Fiber: 3.67g
  • Sugar: 8.46g
  • Protein: 6.00g
  • Cholesterol: 27.45mg
  • Sodium: 671.73mg
  • Calcium: 91.87mg
  • Potassium: 549.31mg
  • Iron: 1.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 693.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.65mg
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