Rockin' Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger Soup


I came up with this carrot, sweet potato, and ginger soup recipe when my dad was recovering from cancer. He couldn't chew very well but wanted something really tasty, so this puréed soup was the perfect remedy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease

  • 1 ½ cups roughly chopped carrots

  • ½ medium onion, diced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped, divided

  • 2 cups chicken stock, or more if needed

  • 1 cup roughly chopped sweet potato

  • 2 tablespoons ginger paste

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half


  1. Heat butter and bacon grease in a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots and onion; cook and stir until carrots are soft and onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in 1/2 of the thyme leaves and cook until fragrant, 10 to 15 seconds.

  2. Add stock, sweet potato, ginger paste, and remaining thyme; bring to a boil, Reduce the heat and simmer until sweet potato is soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in orange juice, brown sugar, pepper flakes, and cinnamon.

  3. Purée soup with an immersion blender until smooth, adding more stock if necessary to reach desired consistency. Stir in half-and-half and serve.


To make this vegetarian, use olive oil and vegetable stock instead of bacon grease and chicken stock.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

93 Calories
3g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 290mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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