Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

smokey sweet potato soup

Let it be known, I love sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are so versatile and can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. I roast sweet potatoes every week, literally every week! I was so happy when I got a few in my Misfit box this past week. While prepping this weeks meals I decided a smoky sweet potato soup would go down well.

Before I tell you about this deliciously easy sweet potato soup let me tell you about Misfit.

A bit about Misfit box

When I lived in Thailand, all those years back, I would get a weekly box of organic produce delivered to my home. I loved the convenience of this and knowing everything was organic. This was especially important to me as I was eating 100% raw food at that point.

This is not sponsored but I love what they do. Misfit is an organic veggie box supplying organic veggies and fruits that are considered too “ugly” for retailers.

A friend of mine told me about Misfit market but they weren’t delivering to my area until a few weeks back. I immediately jumped on the opportunity to try them out.

What I got in my box?

A huge box filled with beautiful organic produce from potatoes, sweet potato, broccoli, aubergine, bell peppers, sweet peppers, lettuce, cucumber, onions, apples, pears and mangoes. They make a conscious effort to use recyclable packaging and their ‘plastic bags’ are biodegradable. I plan to test this out in my compost.

roasted sweet potato

How much does it cost?

For $38 I purchased the large box said to feed 5 for a week but hey as a vegan we eat a lot of veggies and fruits. We don’t eat out frequently, so between my hubby and I the large box is a perfect quantity and totally worth the price for what you get.

What do you do with all this produce?

You get creative. While I totally get that everyone might not enjoy or love cooking as much as I do, the unknown and variety of produce challenges and inspires me to be creative. If time and love for cooking is not on your side, I guarantee this blog is bound to have a recipe for you. You’re welcome to ask me on instagram @the_hungry_herbivore for ideas 😉

Back to soup y’all…

This soup is:

  • Thick
  • Creamy
  • Full of calcium and vitamin A and C
  • Filling
  • Satisfying
  • Warming
  • Gluten free/Dairy free & soy free

What makes this sweet potato soup smoky?


Along with sweet potatoes being my veggie love, I am obsessed with smoked paprika. I believe it’s a sin not to have this as part of your spice staples. Seriously, trust me when I say this will change your life. I use it so frequently because it just gives food such a great flavor.

If soup is not your thing or you need more ways to use up your sweet potatoes. Give these recipes a try:

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Smokey sweet potato soup
smokey sweet potato soup

Smoky sweet potato soup

An insanely delicious sweet potato soup for lunches and dinners. Perfectly seasoned serve with alone or with fresh toast.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine Healthy, Vegan
Servings 5
Calories 139 kcal


  • roasting tray
  • Blender


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes About 500g
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for roasting
  • 3 cups almond milk (750ml)
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper


  • pre heat oven to 200C or 400F
  • Peel sweet potato, cut into cubes and in a bowl toss the olive oil over the cubes to coat them.
  • Roast for 30 minutes.
  • In a blender (or pot if using a stick blender) add the milk and remaining ingredients.
  • Once butternut has roasted, add to the milk micture and blend on high for a minute until thick and smooth.
  • Heat and serve.


If you don’t have garlic and onion powder, you can replace this with one clove fresh garlic and 1 small or 1/2 medium onion. You will need to first fry them in some oil before adding to your milk mixture. 
Soup will keep for 1 week in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. 
Keyword budget friendly meals, dairy free soup, easy soups, gluten free, smoky sweet potato soup, soy free soup, vegan soup, Vegan sweet potato soup
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I hope you love this smokey sweet potato soup as much as I do. If you give it a try, be sure to let me know what you think.

Until next time, happy cooking!


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Hi Amy I’m definitely going to try it. I think you have a slight typing error, sweet potato in the ingredients and butter nut in the method. regards Graham

    1. Hello Graham,
      Ah amazing, thanks for catching that. I’ve updated it 🙂
      Hope you give it a try and let me know what you think.
      xx Amy

  2. 4 stars
    I’m not a huge sweet potato fan but with receiving a seasonal veggie box every two weeks I don’t really have a choice on what veggies I cook with. So last week I received sweet potatoes and I had no idea what to do with them. Enter TheHungryHerbivore and this recipe! I knew I had to give it a try! It was delicious! The smoked paprika definitely makes this dish a winner for me and will be my go to in the future when I have sweet potatoes in the house! 😀

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