Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

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(87 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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alex cowling's picture
alex cowling
3rd Feb, 2015
Just made this soup and don't have a bad word to say. It is delicious, I did follow what others said below, dicing and simmering the potatoes for 15 mins in the stock instead of grating them, and I used light coconut milk to be a little healthier, but this comes out beautifully!
choccylab's picture
26th Nov, 2014
Absolutely delicious. Very easy and quick. I followed the recipe to the letter, following the advice on here not to bother grating the potatoes, rather dicing them. Worked brilliantly. Perfect warming soup for a winter's evening.
17th Nov, 2014
Really delicious! I chopped the sweet potato into chunks rather than grated and bubbled it away for 15 minutes instead. I also added some garlic, some chilli powder and lots of black pepper to add some extra warmth.
16th Sep, 2014
Just remembered this fantastic recipe! I use a food processor to chop the onion and grate the potatoes so it couldn't be easier.
LouBeare's picture
16th Apr, 2014
In what world does this take 20 minutes to cook?! Took me 20 minutes just to grate the potatoes - don't bother, just chop them into small chunks and simmer for 10-15 minutes more.
6th Apr, 2014
I don't think you can really go wrong with this great soup. As long as you have that lovely combination of sweet potato, coconut and spice, it'll work. I've made it various times with whatever spice pastes are lurking in the fridge if I haven't got green curry available, plus splodges of mango chutney etc. You can really play around with the level of spicing, type of coconut milk/cream and the consistency to suit yourself. As others have commented, don't ever bother grating the sweet potato, (why would anyone go to that trouble for veg destined for the blender??), just chop, cook till tender and whizz.
1st Apr, 2014
Really yummy. Following comments on here I reduced the stock by 100ml but it was still a thick soup, will use full amount next time. Great little recipe, very quick with a food processor.
4th Mar, 2014
Absolutely delicious soup! If you don't have a food processor don't attempt to grate the sweet potatoes by hand - total nightmare - just chop them into small pieces and cook for 10-15 minutes longer :-).
16th Feb, 2014
Love this soup! Have made it many times now and it never fails. It's really easy, quick and full of flavour. I don't use as much stock as I like a thicker soup but otherwise I've no other tips for it. Occasionally throw in some carrot and garlic too for added flavour. Defo a winner in our household
13th Feb, 2014
Lovely! Used coconut milk powder made into cream, extra red curry paste, chicken stock and blended the coriander too.


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