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Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup


"Sweet potato soup is made Asian style with coconut milk and curry paste. This soup is easy to make and unbelievably good!"
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1 h 5 m servings 306 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 646 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the sweet potatoes directly on the rack and bake until tender enough to easily pierce with a fork, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and ginger; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the curry paste and heat for 1 minute, then whisk in the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the skins from the sweet potatoes and cut into bite size chunks. Add to the soup and cook for 5 more minutes so they can soak up the flavor. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and a little bit of cilantro.

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  1. 258 Ratings

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EXCELLENT flavor! Fast supper technique: Put up broth to boil, (I used chicken rather than vegetable) peel the sweet potatoes, chunk them up into the broth, chunk up the onion and add to the bro...

Most helpful critical review

This was not our favourite sweet potato soup. I followed the recipe exactly as written. We love thai food, but were disappointed by the flavour of this soup.

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EXCELLENT flavor! Fast supper technique: Put up broth to boil, (I used chicken rather than vegetable) peel the sweet potatoes, chunk them up into the broth, chunk up the onion and add to the bro...

Exceptional! Will make it again and again. Substituted curry paste with 1 t-spoon of cumin, 1t curry, 1t ginger, 1t chili.) Also pureed one small bunch of cilantro with 1/2 a lemon worth of lemo...

Really good. A great way to use the leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving. The only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five is that my boyfriend wasn't wild about the soup. I made...

SLOW COOKER OPTION. Put all but coconut milk into slow cooker. Be sure to peel and dice sweet potatoes. Turn on low heat for 7 hours. Process through blender, put back in cooker. Add coconut mil...

i love this recipe! I have made it twice now. I also add vegetables with the onions so that the soup is more hearty with cubed tofu before adding the liquid. Its great. i never have the cur...

Delicious and so easy and fast. I prefer this type of soup creamy so I peeled and cubed the sweet potatos then boiled them (faster than baking) I them added the water from boiling to my vegetab...

I LOVED this. Totally authentic and totally thai. I boiled my sweet potato's and also added a 1 can of sweet potato's. I used 2 limes and some lemon juice. I also added more red curry paste. I ...

This is the BEST soup I have ever made! I've been trying some coconut curry recipes on this site, and this is exactly what I was looking for. Restaurant quality. I added a handful of mushroom sl...

I omitted the salt and sesame oil and used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. I also peel, diced, and boiled the sweet taters until tender rather than baking them. This is very flavorful and ha...