Cream of Sweet Potato Soup

Cream of Sweet Potato Soup


"This easy to prepare yet oh-so-elegant soup is a favorite at my house. Because it has a slightly sweet taste, the kids love it, and it's my husband's favorite soup. Serve warm with buttery garlic bread and a crisp green salad. You can also serve cold with cucumber or watercress sandwiches."


2 h 25 m servings 294 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.9g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 420 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bake sweet potatoes in preheated oven until soft, about 1 1/2 hours (you can also use a microwave). Remove and let cool slightly.
  3. Peel sweet potatoes, and puree with chicken broth in batches, using enough chicken broth so that it purees smoothly. Bring puree to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in the sugar, salt, nutmeg, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; cover, and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in cream.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 130 Ratings


This was really great, and it was exactly what I had been craving. Here are my adjustments: I used skim milk instead of cream (what I had on hand, & wanted to keep fat down), crushed red pepper...

This soup is AWESOME and was so creamy! I just boiled the sweet potatoes in the chicken broth (I used much less than recipe called for... bout 36oz), with some chopped onion and then used an emu...

This soup was surprisingly wonderful. I made it for my family - the men in my family loved it! It's very filling, though, so a little goes a long way. Don't get overzealous with the servings....

This was SOOO delicious! If I wasn't such a well mannered person I would have licked the bowl! My whole family liked it, too. I did make one alteration. I used 1% milk instead of heavy cream.

This is the best! It's simple to make; it can be made the day before and refrigerated and it is absolutely delicious. My guests loved it. I used 5% cream and even tried skim milk. It would d...

Delicious and easy to make! I just made it tonight-- Used Vegetable broth instead of chicken, but otherwise used the same recipe. Thank you-- I'll be sure to make it a few more times this wint...

My husband was going to open a can of soup because he did not think he would like this. I made him have a taste with a slice of homemade beer bread from this site, he put the can away and got h...

I had a hard time with this soup. I liked it and I didn't like it, how about that for wishy washy! The soup was exactly what it was supposed to be, but I didn't love the sweetness of the sweet...

This is an excellent, easy "go to" soup recipe! I've made it about 10 times now, and it's always excellent. I have made a few changes on occasion: I leave out the cayenne (I never buy it, do...