Spicy Shrimp and Sweet Potato Soup


Great all-in-one meal with a nice kick! Low-calorie and very tasty. Use fresh Louisiana yams if you can find them.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 4 cups vegetable stock

  • 4 cups corn

  • 2 cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 1 cup salsa

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ pounds peeled medium shrimp

  • 4 green onions, chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until onion is tender, about 10 minutes. Add vegetable stock, corn, sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, salsa, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to onion mixture; bring to a boil for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir shrimp into stock mixture and return to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer until shrimp are cooked through, about 10 minutes more. Stir green onion into soup; season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

If you don't like it too spicy, replace the Ro*tel(R) with regular diced tomatoes and use mild salsa instead of medium. Bon Appetite!

Substitute yams for sweet potatoes, if desired. Substitute seafood stock for vegetable stock, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

144 Calories
3g Fat
20g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 514mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 422mg 9%

* 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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