Sweet Potato Coconut Soup Recipe

Soup Recipes

This sweet potato coconut soup recipe also combines ginger, garlic and curry. Top it with some creme fraiche for an extra does of creamy goodness.

I’d just come home from my CSA with more sweet potatoes than I knew what to do with.  But after I sampled a butternut squash coconut soup at Whole Foods (gotta love the free samples at WF), I knew I had my answer.

I subbed the sweet potatoes for the squash, threw in some curry to liven it up a bit and topped it with some creme fraiche for an extra dose of creamy goodness.

Shazam.  A sweet potato coconut soup recipe.

So simple, so nourishing and so delicious.

How to Make a Sweet Potato Coconut Soup 

sweet potato coconut soup recipe

Sweet Potato Coconut Soup Recipe

This sweet potato coconut soup recipe also combines ginger, garlic and curry. Top it with some creme fraiche for an extra does of creamy goodness.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Craig Fear



  1. Mince the onion, garlic and ginger, preferably in a food processor and saute in coconut oil about 5 - 7 minutes over medium heat until softened and fragrant.  Add curry powder and saute, mix well and saute another minute.
  2. Add the chicken broth and sweet potatoes and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.   Puree with an immersion blender or hand-held blender.  You can also use a regular blender though it's a bit messier and more time-consuming.  Alternatively, can just mash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher and mix well for a thicker consistency.
  3. Add coconut milk, mix well and simmer a few more minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and top with creme fraiche and chopped parsley

Recipe Notes

Here are some tips and variations:


1. Add less stock and less coconut milk for a thicker consistency and vice versa


2. Add less stock and MORE coconut milk for a more coconutty (yes, coconutty) flavor


3. Add some chili powder or chili flakes for a little more zing 4.


4. Add more curry powder for more curry flavor and vice versa or just leave it out entirely if you're not a curry fan.

Get More Simple Creamy Vegetable Soups!

If you like the sweet potato coconut soup recipe, you can get lots more similar recipes in my new book, Fearless Broths and Soups: Ditch the Boxes and Cans with 60 Simple Recipes for Real People on Real Budgets.

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There is an entire chapter devoted to creamy vegetables soups including recipes for:

  • Potato Leek
  • Butternut Squash with Gorgonzola and Pears
  • Creamy Carrot-Apple with Cinnamon
  • Creamy Beet with Sour Cream and Chives
  • Cream of Mushroom with Parmesan
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And just like the sweet potato coconut soup recipe, all of the recipes are broken down into 3 simple steps.

As the tagline says, I truly wrote this book for “real people on real budgets.”

It’s geared to all you stressed out moms and dads and workaholics trying to figure out how to eat well with limited funds and time.  Which is pretty much everybody these days, right?

Here’s a little of what you’ll learn:

  • Simple recipes for the most basic homemade bone broths
  • 20 quick and simple Broth for Breakfast recipes including for those rushed AM hours
  • 10 Asian Noodle soups including Thai Coconut Curry, Vietnamese Pho and Burmese Mohinga
  • 10 Soup from the Sea recipes including Cioppino, Clam Chowder and Bouillabaisse
  • 10 Simple Sausage and Meatball soup recipes including Italian Meatball and Portuguese Kale
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This sweet potato coconut soup recipe also combines ginger, garlic and curry. Top it with some creme fraiche for an extra does of creamy goodness.

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About the Author

Craig Fear is the creator of Fearless Eating and the author of three books, The 30-Day Heartburn Solution, Fearless Broths and Soups and The Thai Soup Secret. After years helping clients with digestive issues, Craig decided to pursue writing full-time. He intends to write many more books on broths and soups from around the world! Click here to learn more about Craig.

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