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Sweet Potato Soup

Soups are great ways of using up leftovers, use up any spare or leftover sweet potatoes in this recipe, simply skip steps 1 and 2 to make a delicious meal flavoured with Garlic, Paprika and bacon. Just leave out the bacon for a vegetarian option.

10 mins Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time
10 mins Prep Time
20 mins Cook Time
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6.

  • Toss the sweet potato with 2 tbs olive oil. Season and roast in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and soft.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan. Add the bacon, if using, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until brown and crispy.

  • Add the Garlic and Paprika and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the onion and cook gently for 10 minutes, until softened but not browned.

  • Pour in the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and gently add the roasted sweet potatoes, cook for 5 minutes.

  • Remove half of the onion and potato mixture with a slotted spoon. Then carefully blend the remaining soup, until smooth. Return the onion and potato mixture to the pan. Squeeze in the lemon juice and season to taste.

  • Cook’s Note:

  • Simply use a vegetable stock and leave out the bacon for a delicious vegetarian option.

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