Creamy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
This Sweet Potato Soup is easy, healthy, absolutely delicious, and has been a family favorite for years. It’s silky smooth and the addition of bacon and coconut milk makes it so comforting.
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Creamy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
As soon as the weather cools, soups like Corn Chowder, our famous Beef Stew, and of course this Sweet Potato Soup are on the regular rotation.
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup is major comfort. It is a blended soup that doesn’t need any cream! The surprising addition of coconut milk adds a silky sweet nuttiness to the soup.
Sweet Potato Soup Ingredients:
This soup is so delicious and creamy you will have a hard time believing there isn’t any cream!
- Sweet Potatoes: peeled and diced. Get organic sweet potatoes if you can get your hands on them.
- Bacon: cooked and diced for the perfect garnish. Thin or thick-sliced work well.
- Chicken Broth: We love using our Homemade Chicken Broth, but any chicken stock or broth will work. You can even use a vegetable broth.
- Coconut Milk: I like to use original coconut milk in the refrigerated section of the grocery store (unflavored and unsweetened). The nuttiness of coconut milk pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the yams
- Onion and Celery: this pair of ingredients make the perfect soup base
- Garlic: an easy way to infuse flavor into the soup base
- Dried Thyme: wonderful seasoning with sweet potatoes. A little bit goes a long way so be sure to measure it correctly.
Yams vs. Sweet Potatoes
Decades of debate over sweet potatoes and yams can be blamed on Louisiana farmers from the 1930s trying to market their crops. The farmers began calling their sweet potato crops “Louisiana Yams” and the name stuck. 99% of the yams and sweet potatoes in a grocery store are the exact same thing!
- Sweet Potatoes – have an orange or reddish peel and sweet orange flesh. Look for ones that are medium-sized as the larger ones are starchier. They should have tight and unwrinkled skins without blemishes. They are nutritious* and very high in Vitamin A and a good source of Vitamin C and Manganese. You’ll feel better about eating Sweet Potato Casserole.
- Real Yams – much harder to find in a typical grocery store and less nutritious than the vegetables we typically refer to as sweet potatoes. They have a darker brown skin that looks like tree bark, are more fibrous, and less sweet.
How to Make Sweet Potato Soup:
- Cook bacon in a large pot or French Oven, cook the bacon until crisp and remove from pot. Reserve about 3 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pan.
- Sautee vegetables – add onion, celery and saute 4 minutes then add garlic.
- Add sweet potatoes, along with thyme, and salt. Add the chicken stock, partially cover, and simmer until sweet potatoes are soft.
- Puree soup until smooth (see “How to Puree Soup” below) then stir in coconut milk. Serve in warm bowls garnished with bacon and fresh parsley.
Pro Tip: If you want to avoid kitchen messes while cooking soup, 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 you are more likely to avoid the mixture boiling over from a lid that accidentally covers the top.
How to Puree a Creamy Soup:
We love creamy soups in the fall and winter! This Sweet Potato Soup along, with our Creamy Carrot Soup, and our Creamy Cauliflower Soup, are some of our favorites. Getting ultra-smooth restaurant-quality soup can be tricky. Here are some of our favorite methods to make a creamy soup.
- Immersion Blender: Our favorite method allows you to blend your soup right in the pot! Use an immersion blender to save on dishes and get the right consistency directly in your soup pot. Be sure to wear an oven mitt and apron in case of splatters!
- High Powered Blender: A high-powered blender will do the best job. We love this one with openings in the lid to allow heat to escape so you don’t end up with a vacuum. You will need to transfer your soup in batches and be sure to never fill a blender more than half full with a hot liquid to avoid explosions and burns.
- A Food Processor is our least favorite option. It is better for processing thicker sauces and soups but can work in a pinch. Just realize it won’t give you the same smoothness as the other two options.
What to Serve with Yam Soup?
Soup is a meal in itself and often all you need are a batch of warm Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter. Soup and salad is a classic meal combination. Our favorite salads to pair with Sweet Potato Soup are:
- Autumn Chicken Salad: a fall favorite!
- Beet Salad with Arugula: show-stopping and flavorful
- Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing: gets better with time!
More Comforting Soup Recipes:
Just as soon as the leaves start to turn, this Creamy Sweet Potato Soup is a staple dinner at our house. I hope it becomes a favorite for you as well! Be sure to try some of our other delicious soups.
- Loaded Potato Soup – cheesy, creamy base with bacon
- Clam Chowder Recipe – tender clams and silky potatoes
- Easy Chicken Noodle Soup – juicy chicken and tender noodles
- Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – packed with flavor
- Taco Soup – hearty 30-minute soup!
- Borscht – hearty beet soup
*Read more about the health benefits of sweet potatoes here.
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Sweet Potato Soup is comfort in a bowl. It’s creamy without using cream and an easy, cozy soup recipe you’ll enjoy in the cooler months.
- 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" from the refrigerated section of the grocery store
- 2 tsp Salt and 1/8 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
- 2 Tbsp parsley to garnish, optional
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.
Add chopped onion, and celery and cook 4 min or until soft, stirring occasionally, then add 2 pressed garlic cloves and saute another minute.
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 min or until sweet potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
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.
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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Just made this for an ill neighbor and cut out the bacon and used half a can of coconut cream. Added a dash of ginger. So scrumptious and easy. Can see where the bacon would be even better.
Hi Laura! Thank you for sharing. I’m glad you loved it. 🙂
I have made many of your recipes in the past that my husband and I loved, but this is the first recipe from you that I do not care for. I was very anxious to try it because I love sweet potatoes. I did not care for the bacon flavor or the coconut milk flavor. I may try this again using olive oil to saute the vegetables and whole milk.
Hi Vickie, you should not be able to sense the coconut milk flavor too much – it’s normally very mild and mellow in flavor. Did you possibly use a flavored coconut milk? I used “original” from the refrigerated section of the grocery store, also not the canned concentrated coconut milk which has a stronger coconut flavor. If it was flavored coconut milk, it probably wouldn’t meld well with bacon either.
OMG this recipe was amazing!!!! We loved it!! I didn’t have any cocounut milk so I added some coconut oil after frying the bacon and then at the end I used a mixture of almond milk and natural yogurt and it worked well! I also added some shredded gouda cheese. Can’t wait to make this one again!
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!
I decided to make this since it’s orange(ish) and Halloween! Absolutely delicious! Even my “not a big sweet potato” fan husband, had 2 bowls! Look forward to making it again!
That’s great, Cindy! So glad it was enjoyed.
Natasha, I made your chicken pot pie today and the pie crust….delicious! I make the soup too….and your lasagna….love your blog and recipes….everything I try makes me look like a chef😃
I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying my recipes, Terrylee! Thank you for your wonderful review!
So simple, so delicious! The smell alone was so enticing as it cooked. I added lots of garlic – 4+ cloves, and didn’t skimp on the bacon grease. Oh yum, I think those 2 things made a huge impact on the flavor and aroma. I roasted another sweet potato that I diced as my daughter prefers chunks in her soup and more sweet potato can’t be bad, right? So glad I did that! I used oat milk as I didn’t have coconut. Added a bit of cayenne and smoked paprika, but not much really.
She just texted me from college that she loves it! My husband and I also had it for dinner tonight. I thought maybe there’d be too much but I think it’s going to be gone very quickly.
Nice, thank you for sharing that with us! It’s great to know that your family liked this recipe!
This is delicious!!! We are vegetarians and also trying to watch our weight so skipped the bacon and it was still delicious!! Highly recommend!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kristin! Thank you for your wonderful review!
Thanks for the recipe! Any reason why you used coconut cream rather than heavy cream?
Hi Viraj, we believe the flavor combination is perfect with the sweet potato!
This soup was simple to make and was delicious. A winner for all the family. I used my stick blender to puree. Thanks Natasha, I can always rely on you
I’m so glad it was a hit, Jill! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!
Would this soup serve well if chilled? I’m planning a baby blessing in June and was thinking of doing a cold soup bar for a corresponding luncheon.
Hi Jcs, I havne’t tried this chilled but I bet it could work! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
This sounds delicious. Can it be done in an Instant Pot/pressure cooker?
Hi Shawn, I haven’t tried this in a pressure cooker just yet, one of my readers mentioned making this in a crockpot, however.
Could I substitute Butternut squash for the sweet potatoes? I found a recipe with similar ingredients but it called for butternut squash, carrots and 1 sweet potato.
That sounds yummy but I have not had a chance to test that out yet. If you do please let me know how it goes.
I love your recipes and cook many, to my families delight but It would be great to see some low carb recipes on your site too 😊
Jane – Australia
HI Jane, we started to categorize our recipes under the Keto category but this list isn’t all-inclusive yet. This category can be found on our RECIPES index page.
A sweet potato soup was served at our hospital cafeteria. IT was so good. No bacon in it but it did have CURRY in it and also coconut milk. Looked forever for a recipe like that and I do believe this is closest that I have found. It was a sellout by the way. Many RAVES! First time that I had ever eaten sweet potatoes also. I was sure I would never like them. The soup was wonderful!
Hello Dru, good to know that you loved this soup! Thank you for your review and for sharing that with us.
We loved this soup. I’m not a fan of soup but during the cold weather we like to have soup and this soup was so good and easy to make. Thank you.
The perfect comfort soup. I’m happy you enjoyed that, Barbara.
This was sooo fantastic!!! So good! Every recipe I’ve made from your site is always a major hit. Tomorrow night I’m going to make your borscht recipe as my daughter loves borscht. Thank you 🙏
Awesome and thank you so much, Nancy. I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try.
Do you think I can replace the sweet potato with butternut squash? Or do you have a butternut squash soup recipe?
Hi Naomi, I haven’t tested this, but several of our readers have reported great results!
I have not yet made this recipe, but I’m drawn to it because it looks delicious and I love sweet potatoes. Unfortunately the sodium content per serving is extremely high. I’m sure using a low sodium broth and cutting out the bacon…plus the added salt would help…but there goes the flavor. I may have to skip this one.
No worries, Janet. But your suggestions could help too. If you try it using less sodium broth, please let us know how it goes.
Do you have a recipe for leek soup. Thank you
Hi Berta, we do not but that you so much for that suggestion! Have you tried our Creamy mushroom and Leek Pasta?
OMG this soup is the best! easy, quick and so tasty…It’s at the top of my soup list
Awesome! Thank you so much for your awesome comments, Gisele.
In response to a reviewer who asked if you can use butternut squash, I can say Yes! But I did make some revisions to bring out the flavor. Added carrots to add sweetness; in addition to the thyme I added fresh, chopped sage, dill, basil and rosemary and a dash or two of cumin. Like you, I used homemade chicken bone broth. Topped with sour cream, bacon bits and tri-colored tortilla strips. The soup turned out really flavorful…even my picky soup critic husband liked it! Thanks Natasha, for this recipe and be sure to tell your husband that I really liked his spoon tip!!
That is so helpful, Connie. Thank you so much for sharing that info with us, we appreciate it!
I am not a fan of coconut, do you taste the coconut in the soup or does it just enhance the flavor like coffee does to chocolate??
Hi Susan, it’s not overpowering and we have always made it with coconut milk because it’s richer, smoother, and gives better flavor, but I do think regular milk would work if you were looking for a substitute.
Do you use canned coconut milk? What does the container look like?
Hi Michelle, canned will give you the creamiest results, but I have also used the refrigerated carton coconut milk and it works well.
Could you substitute butternut squash for the sweet potatoes?
Hi Michelle, we haven’t only because we love the sweetness from sweet potatoes. If you test it out, let me know how you liked it.
Truly the best after a tonsillectomy recovery. Tastes amazing. I also added diced potatoes. The most delectable soup ever.
I’m so happy you’re enjoying this recipe, Jenn! I hope recovery is quick! Feel better soon!
what could i use in place of the celery? I dont have any at home
Hi Nikita, maybe you can try carrots if you have it.
Natasha – what is the white stuff you are drizzling on the soup?
Hi Robin, that would be coconut cream. I hope that helps.
Hello Natasha, I like this recipe but can you please add to your website pumpkin soup or squash soup, thanks.
Thank you for that suggestion, Lana.
I added 2 carrots, but otherwise followed the recipe. It was ok, but it didn’t have any depth of flavour.
Thank you for sharing that with me.
I have never in my life purchased sweet potato before and had no idea what to do with it. It isnt a slavic basic veggie. I found 3 potatoes in my imperfect produce box this week and my only resource for finding a great recipe was natashaskitchen.com!
So I searched sweet potato and popped out this recipe. I had everything else at home and decided to give it a try. It was quick and simple. And what amazed me most was how the kids were all over it. Honestly i was very skeptical. It is definitely going come around to our family menu now. Thank you again for sharing this recipe with our family.
That is the best when kids love what we moms make. Especially when it is healthy! That’s so great!
Taste delicious 😍 Im hooked!!!
Hi June! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!
Oh my god! I just made this and wow! So gorgeous!! Thank you so much. How long will it last in the fridge? Or should I freeze?
Hi Kiri, it will last 3-5 days refrigerated. I haven’ tried freezing it but I am guessing it would work well.
This was delicious! I used mostly butternut squash and a little sweet potato, absolutely wonderful!
I’m so happy to hear that Steph!
What is nutritional value of this recipe?..can’t wait to try it! I’m going to add some kale and red peppers!
Hi Sabrian, I don’t typically include calorie counts because of the time constraint that I have. I really need to hire some help to do that for me! When I need a quick answer though; I have used Caloriecount.com (their recipe analyzer is free).
This was delicious! I used canned light coconut milk, added some crab meat for some heartiness (with a small sprinkle of old Bay) and topped with croutons. Boyfriend was hesitant at first, but ended up eating two bowls! This will definitely be a go-to meal and I’m going to try freezing.
I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers Kim!
Can you use butternut squash
Hi Caroline, I imagine that would still work well, but the flavor profile would be different; not as sweet as when using sweet potatoes.
Hi, what can I use instead of bacon?
Hi Rennie, we love it with bacon but you are welcome to omit that or substitute it with a favorite meat. It is used as a topping here.
This recipe looks so delicious. It is a must try.
It is divine! I hope you love it, please let me know what you think if you decide to make it!
Can I use frozen sweet potatoes instead of fresh?
Hi Kathryn, I think that should work fine. The sweet potatoes may cook even faster if using frozen.
Just wondering if you used sweetened or unsweetened coconut milk in this??
Courtney, I used unsweetened coconut milk. I hope you’ll love it 😀
I was not impressed with this soup. It was way too bland.
I love all your recipes but this I will have to pass.
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?
My new favorite soup! Made it with three smallish sweet potatoes from my garden and a handful of baby carrots.
I’m glad you love the recipe Lynn! Thanks for sharing your great review!
Most delicious soup ever, used shrimp stock instead of chicken broth and added a hint of Old Bay seasoning
Yum, that sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers!
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.
Yum, that sounds good! I’m glad to hear you like the recipe Kat! Thanks for sharing your great review!
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!
Hi Hannah, it is 1 single stick of celery. Sorry for the confusion – I clarified in the recipe.
Awesome!!! Thanks so much! I appreciate you getting back to me. Almost done making this 🙂
I was wondering whether you could combine all the ingredients into a slow cooker? This would be for meal prepping.
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.
Made this last night and it was so good! Rich and creamy. Changes — I forgot to buy bacon, so I skipped it, and added in 3 apples to cook with the sweet potato. Yum! Also I plan to add curry next time I eat it, I think it will go really well with these flavors.
I never would have thought to use apples! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I used white sweet potatoes. Have you made the soup with those and yams? How do the flavors compare? Do you have a preference?
Hi Kira, we only make them with sweet potatoes, although, keep in mind most “yams” that are marketed in grocery stores are actually sweet potatoes. True yams are starchy and dry and are rare unless you’re in an ethnic supermarket. Here’s a good read on that subject.
Do you think I can use regular milk?
Hi Tanya, we have always made it with coconut milk because it’s richer, smoother and gives better flavor, but I do think regular milk would work.
Does this soup freeze well?
Hi Carrie, I haven’t tried freezing it but I think that would work fine 🙂
I just stumbled onto natashaskitchen.com while searching for a soup receipe.
I just made the soup and it was delicious.
I didn’t have bacon but I made enough to freeze.
Cooking is fun and relaxing for me as well so I minimally tweaked your reciepe by adding a small amount of nutmeg and brown sugar.
The bonus about me finding your site is our shared motherland.
Welcome to the site Time and thank you for the nice review 😁. I hope you’ll find more favorites on the site!
Question– did you use refrigerated “original” coconut milk? Or did you use canned coconut milk? I always use canned coconut milk unless it is in a smoothie, but I hadn’t considered I could try this in a soup. I look forward to hearing your response.
Hi Tricia, we usually use the refrigerated one 🙂
This soup was amazing! Loved by all! Thank you so much!!
Anjie, you are very welcome, thank you for sharing that with us 😀.
i made this soup to my boss family and they love it… thanks a lot… i luv it too
You are welcome Cyril and thank you for the nice review 😁.
I’m really looking forward to making this but my husband hates celery, can you really taste it in the soup? Or should I skip it?
You really can’t taste it in the soup and once it’s pureed I’ve never been able to sense it in the soup 🙂
Delicious! Thank you! All our kids and even my husband who is not fond of soups wanted more and were disappointed when it was all eaten. I will definitely make it again soon. Many thanks.
Jitka, that’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!
Have you ever switched the soup up a bit by using butternut squash in place of sweet potatoes?
Hi Helyn, we haven’t only because we love the sweetness from sweet potatoes. If you test it out, let me know how you liked it 🙂
Well, Haven’t had the chance yet…but craving sweet potatoes now.. so will be doing this one real soon dear lady! You rock!
but have frozen butternut squash too… so.. sky’s the limit.
This soup is very creamy an yummy! Will make it again.☺🍲
Thank you Elizabeth, I’m glad you like it 😁.
Do you think you can use white sweet potatos?
I think it could work but the color and the taste would be different.
I made this soup several times and it is my favourite cream soup. A delight! I also add some croutons because I like them in soups. Many thanks for the recipe.
Elizabeth, thank you for such a nice review. We make this soup all the time. I also like the idea of adding croutons, will be trying that next time.
Could you so this with pumpkin? If so how much kg and would it to well with coconut milk? thanks
Hi Ana, to be honest I haven’t tried adding pumpkin for pumpkins soup. I would probably try the same proportions of pumpkin as sweet potato.
Is it possible to freeze the leftover s on this soup? Thanks in advance. Martha
I haven’t had any leftover to freeze but yes I do think it would freeze well.
I made this soup tonight & it was wonderful!! My husband absolutely loved it. Thank you for such a great & easy recipe
I’m so happy to hear that!! My husband absolutely loves it too and makes it often. I bet they could be friends 😉
I’m looking forward to making this. So that I’ll know how much to make (cooking for 9), how much is a serving?
Each serving is about 1 cup.
How many calories
This soup is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. This is my new favorite way to eat sweet potatoes….and soup!
That’s so great! Thank you for sharing your awesome review!
Oh. My. Word. This is good soup! I made this for a church luncheon…but it might not make it there…I was a bit concerned about bacon and garlic paired with sweet potato, But now I’m sold! I am a sweet potato lover and a soup lover, and after tasting this, I’m a sweet potato soup lover. I will most definitely be hanging on to this recipe, but I will be doubling it when I make it again. I’m glad to have discovered it just as fall soup season is getting started.
Thank you for sharing your awesome review! I’m so glad you liked it 🙂
My family loved your soup. I decided to make it as an appetizer for a big bbq I’m throwing. Should be about 60 people. Do you have a multiplier you use when you increase recipes? I don’t want to just multiply the ingredients by 10…I don’t believe I’ll need 80 oz of bacon!!
I don’t really use any special multiplier – I just multiply it up. With that much bacon, you might just get pre-cooked crumbled bacon (they have a pretty good bagged product at Costco).
Thanks, Natasha! Good idea…I’ll have a lot of peeling to do, might as well take a short-cut if I can.
This soup is awesome! I used bacon grease that I had in the fridge and it’s a must for a more flavorful soup! I followed everything else except I used soup base instead of broth and the soup turned out saltier than I’d like but I don’t use much salt, so others will love it! I would recommend holding off on the 2 tsp of salt and add at the end for your taste preference…absolutely love it~
I’m so glad you liked it! We use reduced sodium broth so that definitely makes a difference when adding salt at the end. I love the bacon grease suggestion! yum!
Hi Natasha! I’d love to include your sweet potato coconut soup recipe in a soup roundup Im doing for Parade Magazine.
If you’re fine with that, could I use one of your photos with a link to your original post (https://natashaskitchen.com/2014/12/01/creamy-sweet-potato-coconut-soup-recipe/)?
Let me know, thanks!
That would be awesome! Thank you Felicia! 🙂
This looks delicious!! I have one question though; when you stir in the potatoes to cook them, it says to “simmer” for 20 mins. Do I turn the heat to low or keep it on medium?
Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!
Turn it down until you are at a simmer. For most stoves, you’ll want your heat on low 🙂
Loved it ! Turned out delicious. I doubled the recipe. Because i used sweet potatoes it didn’t have that rich orange colour so i added a touch of turmeric powder and it was just perfect!
The turmeric powder addition is a great idea! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂
Lovely soup – I would post a picture but the family ate it all too fast! Only difference was it was cooked in blue Le Cruset!
Thank you for the great review Jan :), my hubby just made some last week as well. It got eaten very quick too :).
I just made this soup last night and it is DELICIOUS! Just ate some leftovers and it satisfied my hunger until dinner with my husband tonight 😉 love it!
I’m so happy you enjoyed the soup! Thanks Anna 🙂
I’ve never been a big fan of soup but with this winter dragging on and on and on I needed something warm and soothing so when I saw this recipe I decided to try it. I have never tried any form of sweet potato soup before and when i saw the coconut milk I had to try it. I now have a new addiction lol, this soup is absolutely soul satisfyingly delicious! I had it with some home made sourdough bread and I wiped the bowl clean with it (seemed better than trying to lick the bowl clean lol) Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!
Hi Jane! Thank you for writing in. I’m so happy to hear it sounds like you found a new favorite. 😉
As always, thumbs up on a recipe, Natasha! My hubby is very much “anti sweet potatoes” (go figure!) so I could certainly use a recipe that disguises them well, yet is still fully of their amazing flavor! One question though – should one use canned coconut milk here? I had the same question about your coconut coleslaw recipe, actually. I made it several times already using canned milk, and then noticed that in a photo you have a carton of coconut milk. Thanks in advance for your reply!
Canned coconut milk is a little bit richer so you might get better flavor with the canned version. I used the carton for both recipes, but really you can use either one. 🙂 PS my husband is exactly the same way!
I made this soup tonight and just had to take time to thank you for sharing it with us. This is one of the best tasting soups I’ve ever had! I’m adding this to my binder of favorite go-to recipes.
I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! Thanks so much Maria!
Hey! Just made this soup, but sadly it’s not for my taste buds. Too sweet. But of course I’ve loved everything else I’ve made so far 😉 thank u for all you do!
You might try to add just a little bit more salt and see if that helps. Love for sweet potatoes is somewhat of an acquired taste :). I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog :).
This is the most amazing looking potato soup I’ve ever seen! We only know this one as a really basic comfort food, but your version is a great “upgrade”! Honestly, if I was cooking, the result never looked so tasty. I realized how important is the way we see the food we are we eating only thanks to a pop-up dining event I recently attended, this kind of: We met in an ordinary, home looking building and the chef was preparing the Thai sweet pork salad just in front of us, sharing his knowledge. I’ve seen the whole process and realized that creating a dish that looks delicious is easier than I thought and it’s all about the small details… Well, that was a real eye-opening moment that inspired me to add some food blogs to my feed…Thank you, Natasha!
Thank you for adding my blog to your feed and thank you for the compliments! 🙂
is it ok to use regular milk in this soup?
Would love to have that beauty!
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Love the giveaway! Great pot to cook everything in 🙂
Can’t wait to try this new soup ! Sounds scrumptious !
Right away, i would make a huge pot of this wonderful sweet potato coconut soup!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I made a wish to make this soup if I win. (Because this will be a gift for me from you!) And then next food I like to try is chicken and wine slow cooked meal that I saw on youtube. Also we love to make soups with my mom like borsh, svekolnik, and of course we would be making lots of slow cooked meals in this pot. Thank you very much for doing this giveaway. 🙂
What an awesome giveaway.
Lovely piece of cookware. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Love anything with sweet potato! Thanks for posting!
i’ve had my eye out for one of these for a while now. It would be so nice to win this set. And this recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. I love anything with sweet potato in it.
Thanks for posting.
Nice. Wish ill win this.
What a giveaway! Omg! Soups and Stews, and Plov! And yes, I will cuddle with in on my couch! 🙂
I just love how the Cherry Red pops and is so cheery! If not used for making a delicious pot of heart-warming soup, then for sure it would bring smiles to those who enter into my kitchen. 🙂
Love Le Creuset!!
I love it! I’d make some kind of pasta dish.
I can small a stew cooking in that pot.
Mmm that sounds perfect! 🙂
Yes, the full set would be dreamy 🙂
Great Giveaway, Thanks and Merry Christmas
I absolutely LOVE your website and recipes. I am trying to register for the Le Creuset giveaway but I’m having trouble finding how to do that on your website. Can you please give me more detailed instructions?
Keep up the good work with your recipes – and keep the, coming – love them!
Thank you so much Jill! There is a “Rafflecopter” Widget that loads between the last big picture of the Le Creuset Pot and the “Related Posts” section toward the bottom of the post. Use that to enter and there are multiple chances to win! 🙂
I tried this receive and its my most fav!!! Thanks Natasha for sharing!!! You’re the best!!!
Thank you so much for the great review! 🙂
Soup looks amazing.. Love recipes like this.. Would love that dutch oven
Thanks Ilona 🙂
Oh my this is such an awesome giveaway, if only I could win I’ll probably be the happy girl out there
Thanks for entering, Anna :).
Always wanted to have Le Crueset in my kitchen, would be nice to win it 🙂
Thanks for this nice giveaway and your amazing recipes Natasha. 🙂
Hi Nina, thanks so much for entering and for your nice comment! 🙂
I am over the moon about their cookware! I have wanted the whole collection for years. It is so beautiful and well made. Oh, The wonderful food I could make in them. Your soup sounds delish and It would be great to make some on these winter days!
It would sure be dreamy to own their entire line! 🙂 I love to look at all of it in Williams Sonoma too 🙂
Я рада що Моя Сестричка Людочка колись – показала твою веб-сторінку. Дуже супер… Все ідеально і просто та дуже бистро можна знайти все що потрібно.
Дякую Бога за Тебе! Ти Талант!!!!
Ще раз Дякую !!!
Везіння Тобі в усьому!
Зі святом Тебе і Твою Сім’ю!!!
Vera thank you so much for your sweet and thoughtful comment! God bless you and I hope you find many new favorite recipes here 🙂
I’m with you! 🙂
Thanks much for this wonderful recipe.
I’m “big soup lover”. And even more I love sweet potatoes more and more. Unfortunately I have not cooked a lot just baked sweet potatoes but I’m sure this recipe will become my favorite one too. Can not wait try it.
Love your blog and always look for the new recipe and never forget to remember your old ONES!!!
OH! This French Owen Pot is my dream Christmas gift:) I know it”s just a dream.
But….? Who knows?
I gave you 5 stars and wish you my BEST!!!
Would love to try this, looks yummy and I know the kids would love this soup.
Looks as a nice soup for the winter. You can use hand blender for soups easily. Gorgeous Le Creuset!!
This soups looks amazing, definitely something that I need to put on my to make list, your recipes are the best, I check your site pretty much everyday, and mostly everything I make is from your website! I was wondering do you know anything about pressure cooker? I saw one at costco, and then watched few videos on YouTube about them, they look like something I want to have but I’m wondering if they really cook food fast and have all this vitamins saved, and juicy meat, thought maybe you know more about them? I got 4 little kids and so cooking is something i do everyday but try not to spend all my day in the kitchen. Do you own one of those? Thanks for your time.
Thank you so much for your sweet comment :). I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying the site and recipes. I actually don’t have a pressure cooker and have zero experience with them. My mom has one but I have never gotten any recipes from her. I hear they make cooking much faster. I imagine pressure cooking is just as good nutrition wise. Sorry I’m not super helpful with that question.
Its so amazing that there are so many different recipes! I made one similar last night for dinner, except I used cream cheese (instead of coconut milk) and butternut squash( instead of sweet potatoes). It was very yummy to my surprise! Continue your hard work on posting new recipes on your blog, my family & I are enjoying them! 😉
Now I want to try your butternut squash cream cheese soup! Mmmm! I just love cream soups. 🙂 I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my recipes 🙂
We also use a similar one with butternut squash, chicken broth, cream cheese, a bit of marjoram, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Everyone loves it!
I love my LC dutch oven! I use it for everything!! This soup is seriously GORGEOUS, Natasha! I love the color and all the toppings. It’s put together so well!
Thank you so much Julie 🙂
WOW!!! This recipe was extremely inspiring. I made this tonight and it was absolutely amazing. Instead of coconut milk i took the separated coconut cream from a can of coconut milk. This made it more creamy. I also added some garlic mrs. dash and turkey bouillon and left over shredded turkey and the most important ingredient cumin!!! It made it Indian and it was to die for.Thank you so much for inspiring me and helping me make something new!
Great job on improvising Ekaterina and you are very welcome :).
If I win this item, first thing I would do is get excited as a little child would on Christmas morning receiving his dream toy 🙂 and then make this soup in it of course 😉
Hi Natasha’s ,
Thank you very much for all the great recipies!!!
Everything I have cooked or baked turned out
This is a great giveaway !!! I would like to win
For my big family of 8, we cook everyday and this
Would be nice to win!
if I win this, I will make this soup that u just posted:):):) and plov and many many more things:)
Ooh it’s so perfect for plov! Somehow (and maybe It’s my imagination), but it makes food taste better! 🙂
I would use this pot to cook up some yummy soups!
Love the addition of coconut in this sweet potato soup – a great and delicious recipe I need to try!
It does add a nice velvety nuttiness to it. I hope you love it! 🙂 Thanks Thalia
Я надеюсь, что это не самонадеянно, что вы говорите по-русский. Но я хотела сказать, что я обожаю этот рецепт! Я и моя мама любим сладкий картофель и суп! Обa вместе- даже лучше! И этот поддавки(not sure if correct word to use?) очень благородно. Я надеюсь, что я выигрываю это, потому что я бы хотела дать к моей маме (и также использовать его для себя, haha). Я хочу приготовить всё вашего рецептов, славянский или нет. Люблю ваш блог 🙂 P.S. прости меня за ошибки, мой второй язык русский.
Hi Sandra, Thank you! It takes me a little time to read through Russian but I do understand the language :). I’m so happy you are enjoying the recipes and blog 🙂
Recipe looks delicious! I’ve never tried a sweet potato soup before. Would love to try this soon!
Thank you Natalie! I hope you love it as much as we do!
If I would win this, … I would jump up and down and would pinch myself thinking it is a dream !!!
🙂 That would be completely appropriate 😉
I have wanted this one for a long time. How awesome it would be to actually win this! Love this French Oven.
It’s quite worth the wait :).
I’m craving soup for dinner and this would be just perfect – love the creaminess!
Isn’t it great that there’s no cream in there either? But it’s so silky and creamy; you don’t even miss it! Thanks Laura 🙂
What a awesome giveaway!!! Would love to win. Thanks Natasha for all these delicious recipes!
You’re so welcome Evelyn 🙂
I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes. Thank you Evelyn 🙂
I think this is the perfect pot to make all those hearty soups during the cold winter months. I also love the color!! Just beautiful and perfect for the holiday season! Blessings to you and your family!!
Thank you so much Tanya! Blessings to your family as well and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season! I agree this is so perfect when it’s cold out 🙂 Mmmm….
Natasha, this is quite the gieveaway! very generous! I have wanted this specific one for a long time, just havent saved up enough money to buy it! How awesome it would be to actually win this! Fingers crossed!
Also, thanks so much for all the wonderful recipes and tips you post! I use them DAILY!! Makes cooking so much more enjoyable!! Thank you and may God bless you in what you’re doing!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and also Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance! 🙂
Julia thank you so much for your sweet comment. 🙂 I’m always so blessed and encouraged to hear that people are enjoying the recipes. Thank you! 🙂
How serendipitous! I was wondering what to do with these sweet potatoes and what to make for dinner tonight… this sounds perfect!
Dyakuyu i smachnoho nam vsim!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 🙂
Wow this soup looks so delicious and comforting and a must to try and really you just can’t go wrong with bacon! And this French open from LA Creuset is gorgeous and I would be over the moon to have one!
Thank you Alla 🙂 They really are wonderful! 🙂
That soup looks AMAZING! Especially on a ridiculously cold day like today! I may have to run get a few supplies from the store
Thankfully it’s a very short list of supplies! It’s snowing here right now and it’s just beautiful outside. 🙂
It’s a cold, rainy day here today and nothing sounds better than this!
It’s cold and snowy here and I agree! We always finish the pot of soup so quickly that it never makes it past day 2 :). Wishing I had leftovers 🙂 Thanks Matt!
What a awesome giveaway! This was what I told my husband I wanted for Christmas:)
Hi Natalie! They are truly wonderful to have in the kitchen! I have to start thinking about what I want for Christmas. That’s always a tough thing for me to figure out, plus clothes is out this year since I’m prego and nothing really fits ;).