Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

Thursday, November 25, 2010
This Sweet Potato Soup is very flavorful and easy to make, healthy, and absolutely delicious, if you're a sweet potato fan this silky smooth soup is the perfect starter appetizer for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Our family seems to enjoy this when the cooler weather hits, we also make a favorite Seafood Chowder, Mom's Classic Italian Stew, and this Sweet Potato Soup is a regular on our food meal prep calendar.

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup is major comfort food and you'll soon be a huge fan just like we are!

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Sweet Potato Creamy Delicious Soup

My day starts out super early during the holiday season, and I want festive and colorful foods that not only look pretty but taste great like this sweet potato soup.

With such a busy work week, I look forward to this soup if there are any leftovers since it's so comforting.

It's really great any time of the day and certainly filling but not so heavy like some heavy cream ladened soups that make you feel like falling asleep after eating it!

I really think the nutrients this soup provided gave me a burst of energy, and the flavors are just a superb delight.

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Simple Ingredients to make this Sweet Potato Soup

  • cubed peeled sweet potatoes
  • chicken or vegetable stock
  • grated or minced ginger root
  • unsweetened coconut milk
  • fresh lime juice
  • salt pepper 
  • sliced almonds, toasted
  • chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) this is optional
  • pinch of cinnamon

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Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min
Sweet Potato Soup is the essence of fall deliciousness and perfect as a started soup for a Thanksgiving dinner!


  • 6 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes (about 3 large)
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon grated or minced ginger root
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • pinch of cinnamon


  1. In a saucepan combine potatoes, stock and ginger; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, toast almonds in a dry skillet over medium-low heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden.
  4. Place into a food processor or blender (or if you have an immersion blender into a medium-sized saucepan.
  5. Puree until smooth.
  6. Return to saucepan, and whisk in coconut milk, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  7. Cook over low heat until heated through.
  8. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with almonds and coriander, parsley for garnish
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  1. Hi Claudia a very big dinner for you and your family. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family

  2. You're amazing getting up so early!! What a perfect way to start the meal. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I'm always so busy commenting about the folks who actually go to the stores on Black Friday that I don't even stop to think about the folks like you who have to work it. 1:30???? Bless you heart. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  4. Oh Claudia - do take time to breathe! All is splendid. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Claudia! Don't work too hard!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! Good luck with Black Friday, I never go out that day, it's so scary, haha! Your food looks great, I'm sure your family will love it!

  7. great soup,perfect for turkey day!and entire menu looks gorgeous!have a happy thanksgiving day!

  8. Everything looks amazingly delicious as usual and know you are in high heaven cooking for family - love to all and especially you Claudia... Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes for tomorrow....

  9. Hope you're enjoyed this entire wonderful menu!

    Happy Thanksgiving :)


  10. Claudia, Happy Happy thanksgiving to you & your family. Hope you're having a fabulous time with your family. I'm drooling here... and salivating! haha.... Enjoy.
    Blessings, Kristy

  11. Wow! Awesome eats. I'll take some of that soup for sure.
    Ted and I were up for Black Fri. shopping - just get it done. Bad attitude but we did it. The one thing that really drove us was that we were going to have a terrific breakfast once we were done. But I don't envy you guys in retail having to put up with all the folks so early in the morning. It's crazy.


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