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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Created by Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, Boston, MA | Althea Luhm, 2014-2016 | Edited by Delphine Remy

Yields: 2 servings | Total time: 25 minutes

Sweet and spicy, this delicious and warming soup is so easy to make. Packed with goodness, it makes a nutritious and filling lunch option or main meal.


  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large sweet potato (or 2 small sweet potatoes), thinly sliced 
  • 1-2 chipotle or jalapeno peppers, minced 
  • 14 ounces’ veggie stock
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • Salt, pepper, and/or cumin to taste


  • Chop the onion and the sweet potato.
  • Mince the garlic.
  • In a medium-size pot, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. 
  • Add in the potato. 
  • Add the stock and turn the heat down to medium/low.
  • Let this cook (softening the potatoes) for 20 minutes or so, depending on the size of the potato slices.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and/or cumin and the jalapeño peppers.
  • Be careful while using a hand blender to thoroughly combine ingredients. You may also use a regular blender. Be careful! It’s super hot.
  • Pour into a nice bowl and sprinkle with fresh herbs and ENJOY!

Go for sweet potatoes when the weather is hot! It helps to prevent dehydration!

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