Mexican sweet potato soup

Mexican sweet potato soup

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(20 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
A simple vegetarian soup flavoured with spicy chipotle chilli paste and served with coriander and crème fraîche

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal221
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre7g
  • protein3g
  • salt1g


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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

  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 750g sweet potato, peeled and 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…

  • half-fat crème fraîche, coriander leaves and 4 crusty bread rolls, to serve


  1. Boil the kettle. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion until just soft, about 4-5 mins. Stir in the chipotle paste and cook for 1 min more.

  2. Dissolve the stock cube in 1.2 litres boiling water from the kettle, and add to the pan along with the sweet potato. Bring to the boil, then simmer, covered, until the sweet potato is soft, about 10 mins. Whizz with a stick blender until smooth.

  3. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with a dollop of crème fraîche, a scattering of coriander leaves and some crusty bread rolls.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Chloe Griffin
16th Jul, 2020
Nice soup, but I put in 2 teaspoons of chipotle and it was far too spicy for us. Would probably do 0.5-1 teaspoons of chipotle and add paprika
29th Mar, 2020
Mr Sands09 thinks this is the best soup I’ve ever made. A definite favourite and 5/5 from us.
27th Feb, 2018
Not a bad recipe but needed a lot of tweaks, as it tasted a bit bland. As suggested by others, I added a clove of garlic with the onions, chopped the potatoes into small-ish cubes, added some extra smoked paprika, ground cumin and ground coriander and added some lime juice. It also needed a fair amount of extra salt, as 1 stock cube didn't seem enough for 1.2 litres of water! Once I've blended the soup it appeared too runny for my liking so I threw in some yellow pea flakes to thicken it up and blended it one more time.
20th Nov, 2016
Tweaked the recipe a little - used one red onion in addition to the brown onion and added a small clove of crushed garlic to the pan when frying. As previously suggested, I chopped the sweet potatoes into 1cm discs and boiled until soft. I added 500ml of stock veg stock to the blender and blitzed everything together. Added ground coriander as well as fresh coriander and the zest and juice of one small lime.
4th Feb, 2016
I put in 2 teaspoons of Sainsburys spicy Chipotle chilli paste and it was too hot. I'll try it again with just 1 teaspoon.
18th Oct, 2015
This is a lovely soup - I didn't bother to grate the potatoes, just chopped up. After 'whizzing' the soup I added a tin of drained cannellini beans to make a more substantial soup - scrummy.
7th Jan, 2015
Tastes amazing! The grating of the potatoes takes forever though, if someone's found a way to speed up the process I would be grateful!
25th Aug, 2015
AS you are going to blitz it, don't bother. Just chop small. Alternatively chop them and don't blitz then and you've got a chunky chilli. Could also add sweetcorn and/or pepper to mix the textures up if leaving it as a chunky one.
1st Dec, 2014
Lovely - so simple and tasty. Will definitely make regularly!
11th May, 2014
Very tasty and warming soup and so quick!


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.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?