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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26th Jan, 2014
Absolutely delicious! Husband swore he didn't like sweet potatoes....he's a convert!!!
25th Nov, 2013
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!
25th Nov, 2013
Love this soup, very easy to make.. added chilli flakes for a little kick.
18th Nov, 2013
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!!
29th Sep, 2013
Very tasty with a little kick ;) easy to make
26th Sep, 2013
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.
25th Mar, 2013
A really easy and tasty soup so quick to make thanks
2nd Feb, 2013
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.
11th Jan, 2013
After the initial time spent grating the potatoes it was quick and easy to make. It tasted lovely too and my guests had seconds.
30th Dec, 2012
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


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