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Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup

A blue and white bowl filled with Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup that has been garnished with coconut cream, salted sunflower seeds and parsley sprigs. The bowl is sitting on a wooden backdrop with a white polka dot towel around it and a silver spoon to the left of the bowl.

 

This Hearty Sweet Potato Soup is the Perfect Cure for the Common Cold

With flu and cold season well upon us, I’m craving this hearty Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup.

Last week we got hit right between the eyes with the nasty flu. First our son, (which was scary considering he’s only three!) and then myself and now my husband.

I’m actually still battling it as we speak…or as you read…or whatever the case may be.


Anywho, I didn’t come on here to whine about our unhealthy misfortunes.

I’m here to tell ya all about this amazing Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup that I like to call, “Feel Good Soup”.

If you’re under the weather, try switching up the Chicken Noodle Soup routine with this amazing, nutrient-dense golden gem.

Filled with fresh veggies, including cold-fighting onion and garlic, this Sweet Potato Soup packs a powerful flavor punch.

If you suffer from pain-inducing arthritis during the cold weather, this soup may also benefit you with it’s healthy dose of turmeric.

Turmeric is often known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and it has a flavor all its own.

I’ve also included ground ginger in this soup, which is known for it’s anti-nausea properties.

To say I was glad to have this wonderful Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup on hand last week was an understatement.

This wonderful, hearty, soup warmed my heart and soul with all of it’s golden goodness, and I had to share this golden gem with you all as well.

 

A white and blue bowl filled with Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup that has been garnished on top with a swirl of coconut cream, salted sunflower seeds and a sprig of parsley. A white and grey polka dot towel is wrapped around the bowl and everything is sitting on a wooden backdrop.

 

Fresh Vegetables give this Thai Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup a Rich Flavor

Start out with a heavy, cast iron dutch oven and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

I highly suggest using a dutch oven for this recipe. Yes, it really does make a difference in the flavor!

If you don’t have a Dutch oven, you can also use any stock pot you have on hand.

Get that oil heating on medium heat and go prep the veggies.

Grab one medium sized onion and peel the skin off. Slice and dice the onion into bits and add it to your hot oil.

Now wash and dice two stalks of celery, discarding the leafy top part and the wide, white bottom end.

 

A white dutch oven sits on a stove top with olive oil, diced onion, and diced celery in the Dutch Oven. A wooden spatula is stirring everything.

 

Ground Turmeric Lends this Paleo Sweet Potato Soup Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Saute the onion and celery, stirring to coat in the oil, until the onion becomes translucent.

Add in 4 cloves of minced garlic or 1 tablespoon of fresh pre-minced garlic along with 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric.

 

A white dutch oven sits on a stove top with olive oil, diced onion, and diced celery in the Dutch Oven. A wooden spatula is stirring everything. Minced garlic and ground turmeric has been added to the contents in the Dutch oven.

 

Ground Ginger Gives this Soup a Wonderful Flavor and Tummy-Calming Properties

Stir the ground turmeric in to combine it with the oil and other veggies, then add in 1 teaspoon of ground ginger.

The ginger gives this Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup a lovely, Thai taste. Almost like a beautiful curry.

 

A white dutch oven sits on a stove top with diced onion, celery, minced garlic, oil, ground turmeric, and ground ginger inside. A wooden spatula is stirring everything in.

 

Sweet Potato and Pureed Pumpkin Come Together to Form a Wonderful Combination

Your onion and celery should be getting tender at this point, so add in 1/2 cup of pureed pumpkin along with 3 medium peeled and diced sweet potatoes.

 

A white Dutch oven sits on a stove top and is filled with peeled and diced sweet potato, pureed pumpkin, diced garlic, onion, celery, and spices. A wooden spatula is resting in the Dutch oven.

 

Tips for Making this a Vegan Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup

For the base of this soup we will be using 4 cups of Organic Chicken Broth.

You can also use organic chicken bone broth or a vegetable stock or broth if you want to make this a Vegan Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup.

Whatever you choose to use, I suggest using a brand that doesn’t include sugar in their broth or stock.

I like to keep this Sweet Potato Soup clean and Paleo compliant so I make sure I don’t accidentally get any sneaky sugar in my broth.

Add a little ground black pepper and Pink Himalayan salt here too.

If you want to really add a flavor punch, put just a pinch of Nutmeg in as well.

 

A white Dutch oven sits on a stove top and is filled with peeled and diced sweet potato, pureed pumpkin, diced garlic, onion, celery, and spices. A wooden spatula is resting in the Dutch oven. Chicken broth has just been added to the ingredients in the Dutch oven.

 

Simmering this Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup is Key for Tenderizing the Sweet Potatoes and Infusing the Soup with Vibrant Flavor

Give the contents of your Dutch oven a good stir and bring to a simmer.

Place the lid on the pot and cook this Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup on medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

 

A wooden spatula has been dipped into the contents in the white dutch oven and has cooked sweet potatoes and other veggies on it.

 

Use an Immersion Blender to Make this Whole30 Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Velvety Smooth

Now that the sweet potatoes are tender, grab an immersion blender and get to work.

It will take a few minutes, but the resulting texture and flavor is so worth it!

Blend this Sweet Potato Soup until completely smooth and no lumps remain.

 

Cooked and pureed Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup sits in a white dutch oven with a wooden spatula resting inside.

 

We make this Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Soup with Rich and Creamy Coconut Milk

Now that the soup is velvety smooth, add in one, 13.5 ounce can of coconut milk.

A little tip: make sure you use full fat coconut milk for extra creaminess.

Also, shake the can before opening it to mix the thick cream with the thinner coconut milk.

 

A can of thick, white, coconut milk is being poured into the white dutch oven containing cooked and pureed Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup.

 

Avoiding Gluten? Good News! This is also a Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup

Stir the thick creaminess of the rich coconut milk into the Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup and just inhale.

Breathe in the satisfying smell of wholesome goodness.

Did I mention that this is also a gluten-free soup? That’s right! You get to enjoy this deliciousness without the negative effects of gluten.

 

The coconut milk has been stirred into the Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup and is ready to serve.

Garnish this Rich and Flavorful Soup with Extra Coconut Cream for a Visual “Feel Good” Appeal

Top your Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup with an extra drizzle of Coconut Cream and some crunchy salted sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

If you’re not eating Paleo, you can also pair this Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Soup with a thick slice of toasted french bread or saltine crackers.

 

A blue and white bowl sits to the left of the frame with Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup inside. The soup has been garnished with a swirl of coconut cream, salted sunflower seeds and a sprig of parsley. Everything is sitting on a wooden backdrop and a white and grey polka dot towel is wrapped around the bowl.

Thank you for joining me in my kitchen today to make this lovely Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup.

I hope you have a wonderful week and that you’ll come back soon to visit with me!

-Amy

 

 

A blue and white bowl filled with Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup that has been garnished with coconut cream, salted sunflower seeds and parsley sprigs. The bowl is sitting on a wooden backdrop with a white polka dot towel around it and a silver spoon to the left of the bowl.
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Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup is a hearty and delicious, nutrient-dense "feel good" soup designed to strengthen your body and nourish your soul. 

Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Dairy Free Sweet Potato Soup, Gluten Free Sweet Potato Soup, Paleo Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup, Paleo Sweet Potato Soup, Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup, Sweet Potato Soup, Whole30 Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup, Whole30 Sweet Potato Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 1/2 cup pureed pure pumpkin
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 cloves fresh minced garlic or 1 tbsp pre-minced fresh garlic
  • 4 cups organic chicken broth
  • 13.5 oz canned coconut milk
  • pink Himalayan salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Place the oil in a heavy Dutch oven and heat on medium high heat until hot.

  2. Add in the diced onion and celery, stirring to coat in the oil. Cook until tender, about 6 minutes.

  3. Add the turmeric, garlic, and ginger and stir.

  4. Add in the pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and chicken broth and stir well.

  5. Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg, stir well and bring everything to a simmer.

  6. Place the lid on the Dutch oven and cook about 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through and tender.

  7. Remove the lid, turn the heat to low, and use an immersion blender to completely blend the soup until smooth and no chunks remain.

  8. Pour in the coconut milk, shaking the can beforehand to mix the cream with the milk.

  9. Stir the coconut milk in and serve with a garnish of coconut cream and salted sunflower or pumpkin seeds and enjoy! 

Shared at Full Plate Thursday

Shared at Meal Plan Monday

Also shared at Weekend Potluck

View at What’s for Dinner

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    February 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    5 stars
    We will really enjoy this delicious soup! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

    • Reply
      Amy - The Speedy Spatula
      February 26, 2019 at 4:11 pm

      It’s hearty and delicious! Perfect for this nasty flu and cold season we’re experiencing.

  • Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Looks wonderfully rich and creamy. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – enjoy the rest of your week!

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