Creamy Sweet Potato Coconut Soup Recipe

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe - creamy without using any cream! The coconut milk makes it ultra smooth! Comfort in a bowl. Healthy, Easy sweet potato soup recipe @natashaskitchen

This sweet potato soup is so easy, healthy, absolutely delicious and has quickly become a new family favorite. My husband raves about this soup and he actually made the last pot-full to satisfy his craving.

It’s a major comfort soup and it’s creamy without any cream what-so-ever! The coconut milk adds a silky sweet nuttiness to the soup that will make you close your eyes and hum,… “Mmmmmm.” 

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe - creamy without using any cream! The coconut milk makes it ultra smooth! Comfort in a bowl. Healthy, Easy sweet potato soup recipe @natashaskitchen

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Soup:

8 oz (1/2 lb or about 6 strips) bacon, diced
1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large celery rib, diced (1 “stick” of celery)
2 lbs (3 medium) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup coconut milk (I used “original”)
2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
2 Tbsp parsley to garnish, optional

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How to Make Yam / Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon:

1. In a large pot, or French Oven, over medium heat, cook bacon in it’s own fat until crisp (8-10 min). Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Leave 3 Tbsp oil in the pot; discard excess or leave it in there for a more flavorful soup

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2. Add chopped onion, and celery and cook 4 min over medium heat or until soft, stirring occasionally, then add 2 pressed garlic cloves and saute another minute.

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3. Stir in diced sweet potatoes, 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves and 2 tsp salt. Now pour in 4 cups chicken broth, partially cover and simmer 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.

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Great tip from my husband Vadim: To partially cover with lid, place a wooden mixing spoon across one side of your pot and place your lid over it. This way the lid won’t hang over the edge and drip onto the stove and the lid is less likely to shut closed unexpectedly causing your pot to boil over.

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4. Puree the soup until smooth. I accomplished this in two batches in my Blender. Return soup to the pot and stir in 1 cup coconut milk, or add it to reach desired consistency then season with more salt and pepper to taste if desired. Serve in warm bowls. Sprinkle the tops with bacon and garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if using.

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Creamy Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

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Sweet Potato Soup Recipe - creamy without using any cream! The coconut milk makes it so smooth! Comfort in a bowl. Healthy, easy sweet potato soup recipe.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $9-$10
Serving: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (1/2 lb or about 6 strips) bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large celery rib, diced (1 "stick" of celery)
  • 2 lbs (3 medium) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • ½ tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I used "original")
  • 2 tsp Salt and ⅛ tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp parsley to garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, or French Oven, over medium heat, cook bacon in it's own fat until crisp (8-10 min). Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Leave 3 Tbsp oil in the pot; discard excess or leave it in there for a more flavorful soup.
  2. Add chopped onion, and celery and cook 4 min or until soft, stirring occasionally, then add 2 pressed garlic cloves and saute another minute.
  3. Stir in diced sweet potatoes, ½ tsp dried thyme leaves and 2 tsp salt. Now pour in 4 cups chicken broth, partially cover and simmer 20 min or until sweet potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Puree soup until smooth. I accomplished this in two batches in my Blender. Return soup to pot and stir in 1 cup coconut milk, or add it to reach desired consistency then season with more salt and pepper to taste if desired. Serve in warm bowls. Sprinkle the tops with bacon and garnish with chopped parsley, if using.

Notes

Great tip from my husband Vadim: To partially cover with lid, place a wooden mixing spoon across one side of your pot and place your lid over it. This way the lid won't hang over the edge and drip onto the stove and the lid is less likely to shut closed unexpectedly and cause your pot to boil over.

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Sweet Potato Soup Recipe - creamy without using any cream! The coconut milk makes it ultra smooth! Comfort in a bowl. Healthy, Easy sweet potato soup recipe @natashaskitchen

Just as soon as the leaves start to turn, this creamy sweet potato soup is on the regular rotation at our house! I hope it becomes a favorite for you as well! P.S. Costco has the best price for organic sweet potatoes, just in case you were curious 😉

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  • Debrashoppeno5
    January 8, 2018

    This recipe looks so delicious. It is a must try. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 8, 2018

      It is divine! I hope you love it, please let me know what you think if you decide to make it! Reply

  • Kathryn
    November 15, 2017

    Can I use frozen sweet potatoes instead of fresh? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 15, 2017

      Hi Kathryn, I think that should work fine. The sweet potatoes may cook even faster if using frozen. Reply

  • Courtney
    November 2, 2017

    Just wondering if you used sweetened or unsweetened coconut milk in this?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 3, 2017

      Courtney, I used unsweetened coconut milk. I hope you’ll love it 😀 Reply

  • Wambizo
    October 28, 2017

    I was not impressed with this soup. It was way too bland.
    I love all your recipes but this I will have to pass. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2017

      Hi Wambizo, thank you for writing in. I’m sorry to hear that. This is our families favorite cream soup – I wonder if maybe an ingredient was substituted or omitted? Reply

  • Lynn
    October 28, 2017

    My new favorite soup! Made it with three smallish sweet potatoes from my garden and a handful of baby carrots.
    Delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Lynn! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • BT
    October 24, 2017

    Most delicious soup ever, used shrimp stock instead of chicken broth and added a hint of Old Bay seasoning Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2017

      Yum, that sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Kat
    October 17, 2017

    Such a great soup!
    I didn’t have any bacon or celery, but agreed a pinch of cumin and chili in with the onions. Added some toasted coconut flakes and cashews for crunch on top.
    I’m making it again but with pumpkin tonight for dinner. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 17, 2017

      Yum, that sounds good! I’m glad to hear you like the recipe Kat! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • September 11, 2017

    Sorry if this is a dumb question — the ingredient “Celery stock,” is that the same as a whole celery stalk, or is it stock like chicken stock? Again, sorry if this is a lame question, I want to make sure I’m understanding. Thanks so much for your time! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 11, 2017

      Hi Hannah, it is 1 single stick of celery. Sorry for the confusion – I clarified in the recipe. Reply

      • Hannah Day
        September 11, 2017

        Awesome!!! Thanks so much! I appreciate you getting back to me. Almost done making this 🙂 Reply

  • Jaimee Campbell
    June 14, 2017

    I was wondering whether you could combine all the ingredients into a slow cooker? This would be for meal prepping. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2017

      Hi Jaimee, I think you could put the ingredients in a crockpot although I haven’t tried it myself to give you precise instructions. If you experiment, let me know how it goes 🙂 We make this one all the time but never thought to use the slow cooker. Reply

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