This creamy stovetop soup is made from scratch with wholesome sweet potatoes and fragrant spices that fill your home with a cozy scent. It’s so velvety smooth and delicious, with an (optional) zesty kick!

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup – Super creamy stovetop soup is healthy + easy for weeknights or holidays! Serve with salad and crusty bread. Thecomfortofcooking.com

Is there anything cozier than the smell of a warm, richly spiced soup bubbling on the stovetop? Forget the candles, diffusers and room sprays. What you really need is a few handfuls of sweet potatoes, all the best autumnal spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger), and a big pot to marry them all together into simmering scrumptious. To this soup, you will want to say “I do”!

There is truly nothing better on a chilly night than a bowl of this soup to warm up to. It’s so simple to make, and lusciously creamy with the additional of fat-free milk (or any milk you choose). No need for fatty heavy cream or half-and-half. Save the naughty goodness for the crispy, salty chopped bacon on top!

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup – Super creamy stovetop soup is healthy + easy for weeknights or holidays! Serve with salad and crusty bread. Thecomfortofcooking.com
Loaded Sweet Potato Soup – Super creamy stovetop soup is healthy + easy for weeknights or holidays! Serve with salad and crusty bread. Thecomfortofcooking.com

I serve this delicious sweet potato soup for all occasions, big and small. It’s a very easy and healthy option for weeknights, with a green salad on the side. A few slices of my No Knead Artisan Crusty Bread for dipping makes it divine! For Thanksgiving, this soup makes an elegant and scrumptious starter.

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup – Super creamy stovetop soup is healthy + easy for weeknights or holidays! Serve with salad and crusty bread. Thecomfortofcooking.com

You can either cook this soup for a short time on your stovetop, or let it simmer the day away. I’ve left it up to 6 hours in a heavy pot, covered, over a low-as-it-goes heat setting. Or, you can place your oven safe pot into a 225-degree oven for a few hours. It would even work in your slow cooker! However, if your soup becomes too thick, simply add a bit of extra broth or milk, and season to your liking.

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup – Super creamy stovetop soup is healthy + easy for weeknights or holidays! Serve with salad and crusty bread. Thecomfortofcooking.com
Loaded Sweet Potato Soup – Super creamy stovetop soup is healthy + easy for weeknights or holidays! Serve with salad and crusty bread. Thecomfortofcooking.com

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or pinch of cayenne optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup milk any kind
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Crispy cooked bacon chopped
  • Green onions chopped
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Set a large, heavy saucepot to medium heat and add butter. Once melted, whisk in flour until roux turns light caramel color. Whisk in broth and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer. Stir in sweet potatoes and spices. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes more.
  • In a blender, puree soup in batches and return to saucepot. Or, use an immersion blender to blend the soup right in the pot (recommended).
  • Whisk in milk and continue simmering soup until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into individual soup bowls and top with desired toppings.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. This soup is so yummy! Nice comfort food.

  2. How do you cook the potatoes beforehand? Roasting? Baking?

  3. Any way you prefer. For this recipe, I steamed them, but I have roasted them in the past.

  4. Just made this today for lunch after roasting some sweet potatoes for my son. Thanks for a simple and delicious recipe! I love the creaminess and the warmth of all the spices. FYI, I think your yield is a little off; this made around 3 cups of soup for me.

  5. So glad you enjoyed. Thanks for noting that typo. Fixed!

  6. any suggestions for a butter substitute? I try to stay away from butter/margarine and salt (which I usually just leave out) when I cook … dying to try this recipe!

  7. You could try using olive oil to make the roux instead of butter, for the soup. I have done this for macaroni and cheese before, and it has worked great!

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