Curried Sweet Potato / Carrot Soup

I love any kind of creamed vegetable soup with exotic spices and flavours, whether ordering at a restaurant or trying them at home. This easy to make soup is sure to warm you on a cold day.

  • 2 sweet potatoes (yams) peeled, chopped  (4 - 5 cups)
  • 5 carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • pepper
  • 1 onion, choped very fine
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated fine
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cury powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cups chicken stock ( I use water and 3 teaspoons better than bouillon) 
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  1. Chop peeled yams and carrots into 1 inch slices. Bring to boil in salted water and cook for 5 - 7 minutes. Drain. Transfer to aluminum lined roasting pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and pepper. Roast at 400° F for 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, cook onion with the rest of the olive oil in the same pot as you cooked the vegetables. Cook until soft and golden.
  3. Add vinegar, garlic, ginger and spices. Cook, stirring for a minute, then add 1 cup broth. Simmer until the roasted vegetables are done. 
  4. Blend roasted vegetables along with the cream in blender (or add all to pot and use immersion blender.)
  5. Add to pot along with enough broth to make the right consistency. 
  6. Serve with a dollup of yogurt or sour cream, if desired. Pumpkin seeds, toasted coconut and chives are options for garnish.  Serves 6


  1. Anneliese, today is National Cook a Sweet Potato day in the USA. How timely your recipe is. I don't know who comes up with these days but I thought it was a fun coincidence that you posted this particular recipe today. It looks so yummy!

  2. 2 sweet potatoes? Some sweet potatoes are tiny and some are huge a measurement in cups or pounds would be helpful

    1. Oh, I'm sorry not to have considered the size. I guess where I shop they are all kind of medium in size. I's say about 4 cups, sliced or cubed. I'll add that. Even so, if you use 3 or 6 cups it would not make the soup worse.I guess there is a bit of Mennonite measuring in me still. =)

    2. The more sweet potato, the more vitamin A. They're loaded with it--so are carrots. This is one nutritious soup.

  3. The Soup Sisters were featured live on CTV News at noon today. That was my motivation to try out your recipe. I was not disappointed! I actually used only half a sweet potato as that is what I had on hand.