In Season :: Curried Sweet Potato Soup

By Jeanine Donofrio

Curried Sweet Potato Soup // Love & Lemons for Camille Styles

It’s true, we don’t have the harshest winters here in Austin, but the last few days have been rainy, grey and cold (cold for us anyway). Perfect soup weather in my book. I (Jeanine) made this a few nights ago and have been eating the leftovers ever since.

When I think healthy comfort food, I almost always think curry. It’s warm, hearty, spicy and just packed with flavor. Keep reading for the recipe…

Curried Sweet Potato Soup // Love & Lemons for Camille Styles

photos by Love & Lemons

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

serves 4 as a main course, 6-8 as a side


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons madras curry powder
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into cubes
  • 1/2 cup peas (can be frozen)
  • 1 can lite coconut milk (2 cups)
  • 2-4 cups veggie broth (less for a thicker consistency, more for thicker)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • squeeze of one juicy lime
  • a few handfuls of spinach
  • salt
  • handful of chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • a few pinches of red pepper flakes


  1. In a large pot, heat coconut oil. Add onion and some salt salt. Cook, stirring, until it becomes translucent. (about 5 minutes). Add curry powder and garlic and cook for another 30 seconds (don’t let either burn).
  2. Add a good squeeze of lime, coconut milk, broth, chopped sweet potatoes, brown sugar and a little more salt. Turn heat down and simmer, covered, until the sweet potatoes are soft (20-30 minutes).
  3. Stir in the peas and spinach and cook for just another minute or two.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding a few pinches of red pepper flakes if you want it a little spicy.
  5. Top with cilantro and serve with naan bread on the side.

Comments (16)

  1. Janet says:

    I love those bowls – where are they from??

    1. Jeanine Donofrio says:

      Hi Janet,

      They’re from this seller on Etsy:

  2. Priscilla Joy says:

    Oh wow this looks delicious

  3. Maria says:

    I want a big bowl of this soup!

  4. Camille Styles says:

    Looks like the perfect January dinner! And considering that sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods – and everything’s better with coconut milk – this is sure to be divine. Can’t wait to give it a whirl!

  5. Emma says:

    What a great easy supper. I love that you’ve left it all chunky- I do like smooth soups too but tend to feel like I need something to go with it..chunky and it’s a proper meal 🙂

  6. Sarah [ Sarah The Architect ] says:

    This soup is calling my name!! Love curry and sweet potatoes.

  7. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    beautiful photographs! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  8. KellyImporta! says:

    I just made this soup for Meatless Monday, and it is delightful to make and smell as it is simmering. Went with 4 cups of broth, added the chilipepper flakes, and some Kaffir lime. Wonderful!

    1. Jeanine Donofrio says:

      so glad you liked it!

  9. Stephanie says:

    I made this over the weekend…I’m hooked! What a wonderful (and quick!) flavor! Added grilled coconut chicken satay for additional protein. This is going to be a favorite!

  10. patti mars says:

    really good and easy. i didn’t have peas, and used more spinach than directed. also sauteed mushrooms and then added goat cheese and baked them together a bit. served that as a side with the naan. yummy. thank you!!

  11. patti mars says:

    just made this again with fresh green beans and sweet potatoes. so yum!

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