Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

Speedy sweet potato soup with coconut

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(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
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 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.

You may also like

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
27th Apr, 2012
Very smooth, satisfying and tasty soup. Next time I want to try using just water instead of stock, as it was quite salty.
26th Apr, 2012
Loved this very tasty, quick and easy soup which is worthy of serving to the mother in law!
25th Apr, 2012
Brilliant soup... different and tasty, didn't grate the sweet potato,(due to lots of comments..) cut up into small chunks, so much easier..mine turned out much "oranger" than the picture, more the colour of homemade tomato soup, still a very tasty soup, will be making more of this in the future. Defo needed 2 teaspoons of green Thai paste.
21st Apr, 2012
Made this for tonight, but could eat it all already! Tastes great!
22nd Mar, 2012
Great soup and would have served 6 rather than 4. First chopped onion in processor and then grated potatoes in processor, same bowl so very little washing up, all done in next to no time. It really is speedy but tasty too.
5th Mar, 2012
Gorgeous yummy soup, I don't grate tho, just chop and cook longer as others suggested!
29th Feb, 2012
Once again, a fab soup from BBC Good Food. It's a blustery, cold, freezing rain kind of day here in Ontario, and this soup totally hit the spot. I doubled the recipe, as I usually do (put some away in the deep freeze), and added ginger and garlic. The coconut cream made it rich and creamy. Made a batch of corn bread, warm out of the oven. Yummy! A hit with the family.
4th Feb, 2012
Brilliant recipe, added slightly more paste than recommended because we like it spicy. The only hassle is grating the potatoes but it is SO worth it! Ready in no time and tastes delicious.
14th Jan, 2012
This soup is gorgeous. I didn't have any curry paste so I used lazy ginger paste instead. I too, cut the sweet potato into chunks and cooked it in the microwave, much quicker and since I haven't tried it the conventional way I can't say if it tasted any better.
23rd Nov, 2011
Lovely recipe- I was looking for a simple soup recipe, as I'm new to cooking them. I like the flavours, but I think it needs another teaspoon of curry paste (I used red) and some seasoning. I am going to try this as an alternative to a korma sauce, it's so delicious :) I also used dried coriander and it worked just fine- put in two generous teaspoons full.


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.