Cream of Sweet Potato Soup


This easy-to-prepare yet oh-so-elegant sweet potato cream soup is a favorite at my house. The kids love it because it has a slightly sweet taste, and it's my husband's favorite soup. Serve warm with buttery garlic bread and a crisp green salad. You can also serve cold with cucumber or watercress sandwiches.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins


  • 3 large sweet potatoes

  • 3 (14 ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup brown sugar, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon salt (to taste)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Black pepper to taste

  • Cayenne pepper to taste

  • cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bake sweet potatoes in the preheated oven until soft, about 1 1/2 hours. (You can also use a microwave.) Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

  3. Peel sweet potatoes and place flesh in a blender. Purée in batches with chicken broth, using enough broth so it blends smoothly. Transfer puréed mixture to a large saucepan.

  4. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in sugar, salt, nutmeg, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
5g Fat
56g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 790mg 17%

* 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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