Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A soup that's ready in 20 minutes - yes, it's that quick. So put that tin opener away

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal240
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre6g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.56g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1-2 tsp Thai curry paste, red or green
    Thai curry paste

    Thai curry paste

    Many Thai and Thai-inspired dishes start with a highly flavoured paste. These are made from a…

  • 1l vegetable stock
  • half sachet creamed coconut (or ¼ can reduced-fat coconut milk)
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • mini naan bread, to serve
  • 750g sweet potato, grated
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…


  1. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan, then soften the onion for 4-5 mins. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 min more until fragrant. Add the grated sweet potato and stock, then bring quickly to the boil, simmering for 5 mins until the potato is tender.

  2. Remove the soup from the heat, stir in the coconut and seasoning, then cool briefly before whizzing with a stick blender until smooth. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with warm naan breads.

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Comments (108)

km0163's picture

Loved this, very easy to make, and full of flavour! I did give up on grating the sweet potatoes as my grater is rubbish. I grated around half and finely sliced the remainder, checking the potato was tender before adding the milk and seasoning! Will definitely be making this again!

jjamz's picture

Love this soup, very easy to make.. added chilli flakes for a little kick.

nicola.keeble's picture

Very tasty with a definite kick depending on how much paste you used. I did use nearly a whole can of full fat coconut milk and used part chicken/part vegetable stock. I disagree with the length of time to prep because preparing the potato and grating it took 10 minutes. Will definitely make again!!

ab30parslass's picture

Very tasty with a little kick ;) easy to make

lriley90's picture

Made this last week and it was really very nice. Added some butternut squash and extra curry paste for an additional kick. Tasted very complex & everyone loved it. Froze well too. Will be making again very soon.

johnnybakewell's picture

A really easy and tasty soup so quick to make thanks

bazouteast's picture

Soups don't come any simpler or more delicious. I had no Thai Curry paste so I used Chipotle Chilli Paste (from Sainsburys) which adds a spice and glorious smokey flavour which compliments the sweet potato really well. Oh - and the soup freezes just fine, so you can make a bucketfull.

caromann's picture

After the initial time spent grating the potatoes it was quick and easy to make. It tasted lovely too and my guests had seconds.

sadiebottrell's picture

Just made this and hubby and I have practically eaten the lot already! So yummy and very easy to make, an absolute winner, will be making again very soon

ange161's picture

Fabulous quick weekend lunch-kids and husband loved and they don't even like soup!!

richielambert's picture

Super quick to make, tastes like you have been slaving over the stove for hours! Delicious!

ticketyboo25's picture

This was absolutely delicious and very easy to make. I recommend it.

hillsonn's picture

Very speedy, very easy, extremely tasty. Only the 2nd time I'd made soup, so was very impressed. Used mild curry powder as didn't have paste. Used 1/4 Tin of coconut milk and Blitzed before serving. Added smoked bacon lardons to serve. Defo making this again.

colbert's picture

Really tasty, like some of the others, I was born minus a desire for grating - so cut the sweet potato into chunks and let it cook that bit longer! Just as tasty!

laurabee's picture

Brilliant soup - fast, tasty and easy to make. Didn't bother grating the potato, just diced it to make this even easier!

karenian's picture

Oops forgot to rate!!

karenian's picture

Made this for lunch, used red thai paste and added extra. Delicious and very simple. Will make again.

ladybonita2012's picture

Fantastic. Easy and incredibly tasty. A perfect starter or light supper. Will be making this as a freezer staple. I used a combination of small grated Sweet Potato and large grated - it gave the soup more bite.

deb3052's picture

Really simple and delicous. I didn't bother to grate the sweet potatoe and used a tikka paste instead of thai paste and its still good. Big thumbs up from me.

jrd1987's picture

Very smooth, satisfying and tasty soup. Next time I want to try using just water instead of stock, as it was quite salty.


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