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a bowl of sweet potato soup
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Sweet Potato Soup (Instant Pot + Stovetop)

A super simple yet flavorful and creamy Sweet Potato Soup for the Instant Pot or stovetop. Vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Coming to pressure5 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Appetizers, Entrées, Soup, Vegan
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Kristen Wood

Equipment

  • Immersion Blender
  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2" knob ginger root minced
  • 4 sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
  • sea salt or pink salt to taste

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Set electric pressure cooker to saute function. Add oil, garlic and ginger. Saute for 5 minutes or until beginning to brown.
  • Stir in sweet potatoes, paprika, garlic powder, sugar, cumin and pepper.
  • Add water (or broth) and coconut milk. Stir well.
  • Place the lid on the electric pressure cooker, close the vent, and set to manual high pressure for 9 minutes.
  • When the time is up, quick release the pressure. Using an immersion blender or carefully transferring to blender or food processor, blend the soup until smooth. Salt to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Stovetop Instructions

  • Place a large pot over medium heat. Add oil, garlic and ginger. Saute for 5 minutes or until browning.
  • Stir in sweet potatoes and spices, followed by water/broth and coconut milk.
  • Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Turn heat off and then using an immersion blender or carefully transferring to a blender or food processor, blend the soup until smooth. Salt to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

I like to serve this soup with a swirl of plain yogurt (dairy or vegan) and sprinkle of black pepper.
Please see the TIPS section above in the post for more information.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 32309IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg