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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25th Nov, 2012
Fabulous quick weekend lunch-kids and husband loved and they don't even like soup!!
16th Oct, 2012
Super quick to make, tastes like you have been slaving over the stove for hours! Delicious!
15th Oct, 2012
This was absolutely delicious and very easy to make. I recommend it.
7th Oct, 2012
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.
26th Sep, 2012
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!
21st Sep, 2012
Brilliant soup - fast, tasty and easy to make. Didn't bother grating the potato, just diced it to make this even easier!
18th Jul, 2012
Oops forgot to rate!!
18th Jul, 2012
Made this for lunch, used red thai paste and added extra. Delicious and very simple. Will make again.
19th May, 2012
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.
27th Apr, 2012
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.


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