Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

While I recover from shoulder surgery over the next couple of weeks (and then some), I’d like to share a few terrific fall recipes the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission sent me. As the chill of autumn starts to settle in, nothing hits the spot like a nice, warm bowl of soup!

Easy to freeze for later or to serve family style, this naturally sweet soup made with nutrient-packed sweet potatoes is a hearty and healthy way to welcome the changing weather.

You can connect with the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission on Facebook, on Twitter @Sweet_Taters and on their blog.

Tip: leave out the croutons if you're gluten free. Or make homemade croutons from gluten free bread!

Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup


  • 2 large (1 pound) sweet potatoes
  • 1 large (8 ounces) tart apple (such as fuji, honeycrisp, or gala)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 container (6 ounces) plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3/4 cups croutons, optional


  1. Pierce sweet potatoes and apple with fork tines. Microwave sweet potatoes and apple on high until apple is very tender, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  2. Remove apple; set aside until cool enough to handle.
  3. Continue cooking sweet potatoes on high under tender, about 4 to 5 more minutes Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and curry powder; stir until onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer broth mixture to a food processor; reserve saucepan.
  7. Halve sweet potatoes and apple. Remove apple core. Scoop sweet potato and apple pulp from skin and add to food processor. Add salt; whirl until smooth, gradually adding apple juice through processor feed tube.
  8. Transfer mixture to reserved saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; whisk in yogurt. Reheat just until hot (do not boil).
  9. Serve soup topped with croutons, if desired.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: Makes 4 servings
  • Serving size: 1 1/3 cups

Recipe and photograph used with permission from the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.

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