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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Quinoa

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Quinoa is a creamy, dreamy vegan soup recipe that’s easy to prepare whenever the craving strikes!
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Heading down south to the land of the pines, I’m thumbing my way into North Caroline.

. . .

Seriously…I’m en route North Carolina! My friend, Sandi is getting tied to the hitching post…saying some vows, doing the nuptials, getting married!

Sandi and I lived together for three years in California and then she decided to return home to North Carolina. It wasn’t on account of my cooking I can tell you that, hardy har har!

Let’s all hike up our britches and wish Sandi Lou and her honey comb the best of marriages ever (can you tell how good I am at this stuff?

Probably fortunate she didn’t ask me to make a toast, huh? Huh?).

So real quick: roasted sweet potato soup. It’s so easy to make, very comforting, and nothing but great for you! It takes the chill off of a cool autumn or winter’s eve. Plus it tastes real nice!

I’ll be blogging atcha from North Cackalacky. . .even when I’m away, I just can’t stay away.

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And here’s a roasted sweet potato soup with quinoa on top. Make it! Pick a banjo and make it!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy delicious sweet potato soup with quinoa for added protein and texture
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
4 servings


  • 1 large sweet potato, roasted (about 2.5 cups when pureed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 cups full-fat canned coconut milk*, full fat recommended
  • 1 quart vegetable broth*
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1.5 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper
  • Salt to taste

for serving:

  • Cooked quinoa
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Plain yogurt/sour cream
  • Drizzle of oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Poke holes in the sweet potato, wrap it in foil, and roast it in the oven for 60 minutes or until very soft. When sweet potato is finished roasting, allow it to cool then carefully scoop the flesh out the skin and place it in a blender (you can also leave the skin on).
  • In a medium skillet, heat olive oil to medium and saute the onion until transluscent, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, curry powder, turmeric, sage, red pepper, and sage, and saute another 2 minutes.
  • Add this mixture to the blender with the sweet potato, along with the chicken stock and coconut milk.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Add the soup back into the saute pan (or large pot) to heat it to desired temperature.
  • Serve with cooked quinoa, fresh chopped cilantro, and plain yogurt (or sour cream).


*you can also use chicken broth


Serving: 1grams
Course: Soups, Stews, & Chilies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: paleo, sweet potato soup, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julia
Oh, by the way. . . this is what roasted sweet potato soup looks like with the quinoa mixed in and a dollop of plain yogurt.

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Saturday 29th of February 2020

I’m confused. What does it mean when it says 1 cup of sweet potato equates to 2.5 when puréed?


Monday 2nd of March 2020

Hi Lori!

My apologies - the recipe should be 1 large sweet potato, which equates to about 2.5 cups when mashed/pureed. Let me know if you have any other questions! xo

Christine Edgar

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

I've made this soup several times and it's great! Thanks for the recipe!


Sunday 3rd of January 2016

I made this today. Wonderful flavor. I'm just wondering if you've ever froze it?


Monday 4th of January 2016

Hi Amy! I'm so glad you like the soup. I've never tried freezing it, but I imagine it would work. I'd just recommend freezing it without the quinoa just to be sure nothing funky happens ;) Let me know if you try it!

bristol plasterers

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.



Monday 2nd of March 2015

Delicious and easy to make! I like it.. I bought great soup pot (from a fantastic website ) highly recommend for those who cooks everyday.. Thank you for awesome reipe!

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