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Really happy with how this soup turned out. I used homemade stock and needed to add at least a teaspoon of salt to bring out the flavours. I also used an additional cinnamon stick and another 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Yum. :)
This was yummy! I made it in my instant pot and did high pressure for 8 minutes, that was more than enough time. It was delicious event without a leek (I didn’t have any) and not using dairy. I think it would be nice with fresh ginger so I will try that next time. Thank you for a quick and easy soup that helped me use up the excess yams I ordered ;-)
I loved it! I made everything with half the recipe amounts but used a full cinnamon stick so the cinnamon flavour was very prevalent, but I actually liked that. Will definitely make again.
So good. Added some chopped bacon during serving.Creamy and smooth! Cant wait to make it again.
Elise – you have in your list of ingredients “sweet potatoes (a.k.a. yams). In north America they have ‘aka’ only because people have allowed this to happen. Yams and sweet potato are two completely different vegetables. The skin of a yam looks kind of like tree bark, while a sweet potato is more reddish-brown. Real yams are entirely different root vegetables that are more like yucca in texture and flavor. They have bumpy, tough brown skin (that looks almost tree trunk-like) with starchy, not sweet flesh.
Love this soup! I make and freeze it for my lunch. Any idea what the calories are?
Hi, Margaret! We don’t currently calculate nutritional information on our recipes. I’d recommend using an online nutritional calculator like this one. Thanks!
I’m sorry but I thought this was pretty bland. I ended up adding more spices and a bit of brown sugar but it was still too bland for my taste. I ate it because I was hungry, but today when I heat it up I’ll try adding different stuff.
Hi Patti, is something is bland, that’s usually a good indication that it needs more salt. Just add more!
Add fresh jalapeno halves to your stock before letting it simmer along with a swirl of some lime flavored creme and I promise you wont be able to get enough!
Great idea Dana, thank you!
Just made this recipe tonight for dinner. My husband and I LOVED it!! Can’t wait to enjoy the leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Thanks!
I am making this right now. Not having leeks I added a small red onion, and added another couple of celery sticks. I added ginger as from a suggestion in the comments and will use coconut cream at the end instead of milk. It sounds amazing. As soon as I can, I will also comment to let you know how it was! for no, a big THANK YOU!
I made this soup to day and I kind of varied it a lot. I used 2 1/2 sweet potatoes and 1/2 of a bag of baby carrots I used organic vegetable broth instead of the chicken broth. I also used 1/2 of a Vidalia onion, the green tops of 2 leeks no bottoms, one stalk of celery, a clove of garlic, organic cinnamon powder instead of the stick, chopped ginger in place of the nutmeg and since I don’t do dairy I sautéed the veggies in Coconut oil and used a can of coconut milk in place of the heavy cream and milk. And if I do say so myself it turned out wonderful. Since I planned to give some to friends I did not put anything else in it but when I reheat mine I plan to put a little Saracha in it just to spice it up a bit.
Just finished making this. Lovely and creamy….I love my immersible blender just for pureeing soup! The only slightly negative comment I have would be the amount of onion/leek listed….it’s a wee bit overpowering. I think I would eliminate one or the other next time I make it, or if using both, reduce amounts by 50%. Also I warmed the milk/cream in the microwave before adding to the soup, just to ensure it wouldn’t curdle. I would definitely recommend this recipe to my friends :-)
excellent soup.. I added 2 tsp cayenne, just to give it some kick…
This was delicious! I also wanted to try a substitute for the cream. I added a teaspoon of corn starch to whole milk and blended this in instead. It did not curdle and came out creamy and smooth.
I see that a lot of people are looking to substitute the cream and milk with something non-dairy. I am lactose intolerant and I find that coconut milk is the closest to half and half and has less caloriest too. Its also a great sub for milk when I make my ice cream
Did you use the coconut milk in substitution of both the milk and whipping cream? Or just in place of regular milk.
This was wonderful. I subbed extra onions for the leek and evaporated milk (12 oz.) for the cream and milk. Yum! Thank you for sharing this with us!
I just made this recipe on a whim after googling “sweet potato soup” and my husband, sister-in-law and mother-in-law loved it.
Thank you for this recipe. I made it for this past Thanksgiving and it was great. Made it again for Christmas dinner, this time without the onions and garlic, and it was a big hit with the younger kids at the table.
Tried sweet potato soup but added great nothern beans and omited the cream and the cinnamon and nutmeg. Added some white potato, was delicious, quick and simple.
Loved this soup! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Elise, Thank you so much for the delicious recipe! This is my second Thanksgiving using your recipe and I’m sure it will be just as delicious this year as the last!
I also will be substituting soy milk because we keep kosher so it can be eaten with the turkey.
And you’re right, the maple syrup really is the key!