Roasted sweet potato & carrot soup in a saucepan

Roasted sweet potato & carrot soup

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(119 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4

This silky smooth, super versatile vegetarian soup is perfect for a dinner party starter, everyday dinner or warming lunch - with 2 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal419
  • fat19g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre10g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    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…

  • 300g carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 100ml crème fraîche, plus extra to serve

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/ gas 7 and put 500g chunked sweet potatoes and 300g chunked carrots into a large roasting tin, drizzled with 2 tbsp olive oil and plenty of seasoning.

  2. Roast the vegetables in the oven for 25-30 mins or until caramelised and tender.

  3. Meanwhile, put the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a large deep saucepan and fry 2 finely chopped onions over a medium-low heat for about 10 mins until softened.

  4. Add 2 crushed garlic cloves and stir for 1 min before adding 1l vegetable stock. Simmer for 5-10 mins until the onions are very soft, then set aside.

  5. Once the roasted vegetables are done, leave to cool a little, then transfer to the saucepan and use a hand blender to process until smooth. Stir in 100ml crème fraîche, a little more seasoning and reheat until hot.

  6. Serve in bowls topped with a swirl of crème fraîche and a good grinding of black pepper.

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mgillett
2nd Jul, 2020
5.05
Just made this for lunch as I have a few carrots and sweet potato looking a bit sad. I was worried that it would be a bit bland so added smoked paprika and mild chilli powder too. Delicious! I didn’t find it too thick as other have but I like I thicker soup. Will definitely make again!
claremurray93
18th Mar, 2020
5.05
This was delicious! I also used coconut oil and roasted carrots for about 10 minutes before adding all of the other veggies. Easy recipe to double if feeding a crowd - I did and everyone loved it
Wongie8
20th Jan, 2020
5.05
Delicious! Used sour cream as didn't have creme fraiche.
annehin
26th Nov, 2019
4.05
Nice recipe! I only had 1 onion & didn’t have enough sweet potato lurking in fridge so made up the quantity with extra carrots. Also substituted the creme fraiche with a swirl of milk, once soup had cooled.
Mardiray
9th Nov, 2019
5.05
This was delicious. I put all the vegetables in the oven to roast, (putting carrot in for a while first as it takes longer to roast), and it gave the soup such a lovely flavour, I could really taste the 'roastieness' of it. ( They were in the oven for longer than in the recipe and onions were quite done.) I used one white and one red onion. Needed extra stock when blending, but this was sooooo good. I did not put creme fraiche in or any substitute, it didn't need it. I will definitely make it again.
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patlim
8th Feb, 2019
5.05
Halved the ingredients but added 200ml more stock to thin the soup out. Easy and delicious!
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Mike Thornbury
3rd Feb, 2019
I made this using coconut cream instead of creme fraiche, with a touch of cumin tossed in at the same time as the garlic. I dressed it with a dollop of Greek yoghurt with finely chopped fresh coriander mixed in and a scant throw of toasted cumin seeds. Delicious!
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Sharon Jones
12th Jan, 2019
5.05
So easy to make. Delicious recipe. Great to make in bulk, freeze. I use this recipe for when I work night shifts. Very filling, so I don't snack!!
newdawn60
19th Dec, 2018
5.05
Fabulous soup. Thanks for the recipe
amberino
13th Nov, 2018
5.05
Recently made this and it was so tasty! Roasted the veg for 25-30 mins turning halfway which was perfect, I didn't have any crème fraiche so used some mascarpone which needed using up, so creamy & filling!

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jenna_634
15th Nov, 2017
Do you need to boil the potatoes at all before putting them in the oven?
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goodfoodteam
16th Nov, 2017
Thanks for your question. No you do not need to parboil the potatoes.
Hawie
27th Mar, 2016
5.05
I made this to put in the freezer for the holidays and the whole family was surprised as to how delicious it was - I make a lot of soups and this one really hit the mark! We couldn't work out why; unlike some others, we found the garlic fabulous, and the sweetness I suppose comes from roasting the veg. I will definitely be making this one again (and again and again) as it was such a hit with everyone - and it's not always easy to please teenagers!
lammermoor07
22nd Jan, 2016
How many calories would it be per portion if crème fraiche wasn't added?
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goodfoodteam
21st Mar, 2016
Full fat crème fraiche contains around 300 Kcals per 100ml so the soup without it would come in at approx 345 Kcals per portion.
maggiedon
27th Apr, 2016
4.05
if you cut down the oil to 1 tablespoon, which I did, you could probably knock a further 50 cals per portion off!
thecrazy1
16th Jan, 2016
Can you freeze the whole recipe. I will have some left over and would like to freeze the leftovers?
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goodfoodteam
21st Mar, 2016
Yes, this soup will freeze well for about 3 months
maryyoung
5th Nov, 2015
Is this gluten free
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goodfoodteam
19th Nov, 2015
Yes, there is nothing with gluten in this recipe; unless you use a vegetable stock cube to make the stock, in which case check the packaging as some brands do contain gluten. 
korruptor
5th Nov, 2019
5.05
Very nice. I added spoon of cumin and paprika, and a thumb of ginger. Spot on :)
lukewebber56
22nd Apr, 2017
4.05
I found that the basic recipe was far too bland, even after adding more seasoning than I would normally choose. Then I hit upon the idea of boosting it with a few shakes of cumin, which made all the difference.
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