This curried sweet potato soup recipe is the perfect comfort food for winter. Smooth, creamy and full of vitamins, you can feel good about feeding this to your family!
Hey Friends, it's Melissa from Beautiful Life and Home here with another delicious and easy recipe! The weather is getting colder, and that means it's time for comforting foods.
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This curried sweet potato soup recipe is super easy and a little different from your normal sweet potato soup recipe. The curry gives it a nice little kick and there's a secret ingredient in it that sneaks even more veggies into your dinner!
HOW TO COOK SWEET POTATOES
The first step to making curried sweet potato soup is to cook your sweet potatoes. There are a few different ways that you can do this.
IN THE OVEN
Heat your oven to 350°F. Wash your sweet potato and stab it several times with a fork to let steam escape. Wrap it in aluminum foil and place in the oven. Bake for about one hour, or until completely tender when pierced with a fork.
Note: Make sure there is extra foil in the bottom of your oven, because sugary juice will leak out of your sweet potato and burn on the bottom of your oven! This happens to me every time, even when I carefully wrap the sweet potato in foil. You can also just place the wrapped sweet potato on a baking sheet to prevent leaks.
IN THE SLOW COOKER
This way definitely takes longer than the oven, but it's an easy option if you don't have access to an oven. Wash your sweet potato and put in in a slow cooker (use liners for easy clean up). Cook until tender and easily pierced, about 3-4 hours on high or 5-7 hours on low.
IN THE INSTANT POT
If you're in a hurry, then the Instant Pot is definitely the way to cook your sweet potato! Start off by scrubbing your sweet potato. Pour 1 cup of water into your Instant Pot. Put the steamer basket and sweet potato in the pot. Secure the lid and turn the valve to seal.
Use the manual mode and set to pressure cook on high for 15 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for about 10 minutes. Wait for the pressure valve to lower before removing lid and taking sweet potato out.
CURRIED SWEET POTATO SOUP ADD-INS
This soup goes well with just about anything! Try out these ideas to really take your soup that extra mile.
- Garlic Naan Bread
- Easy Homemade Breadsticks
- Bacon Bits
- Chopped Green Onions
- Sour Cream
- Pumpkin Seeds
NOTES FOR MAKING SWEET POTATO SOUP
If you have people who don't like peas, then feel free to leave them out. However, they're a delicious way to add even more nutrients to this already nutritious soup!
The soup is smooth and creamy, but has a bit of a spicy kick at the end. For those who are sensitive to spicy foods, leave the black pepper out.
You will use a blender to puree the sweet potato. If it won't smooth out by itself, add about ½ cup of milk to the blender and blend again. Just make a note of how much milk you add to the blender so that you can subtract that from how much you add later to your roux. (Example: if you added ½ cup of milk to help puree the sweet potatoes, only add 3 ½ cups of milk to the pot).
CURRIED SWEET POTATO SOUP RECIPE
Are you ready for the easiest and most delicious soup recipe?
Curried Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
- 1 lb Sweet Potato
- 4 cups Milk
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Tbsp Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Curry Powder
- 1 cup Peas, Frozen (optional)
- 1/4 tsp Pepper (optional)
- Cook your sweet potato until easily pierced with a knife. Set aside to cool.
- Once the sweet potato is cool enough to handle, peel off the skin and place the flesh in a blender.
- Add the butter, flour, salt, and curry to a large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until you have a roux.
- Add 4 cups of milk, a little at a time, whisking and stirring after each addition to remove any lumps.
- Once all the milk has been added, carefully add the pureed sweet potato. Stir until fully incorporated.
- If desired, add the pepper and frozen peas. Remove the soup from the burner and allow to sit for about 5 minutes until the peas are cooked.
Doesn't that sound so easy? It's a really easy soup to make for a crowd, just make however much to meet your needs. The leftovers are my favorite, it somehow manages to taste even better when you reheat it!
It also freezes really well, so you can double or triple it for a quick, easy and delicious meal on a busy night. Be sure to use freezer safe containers to prevent freezer burn (get some great tips on that HERE).
So, I have to know. What's your favorite topping to put on curried sweet potato soup? Let me know in the comments!
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