Sweet Potato Soup
February 5, 2022

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Plant-Based Whole30 Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
Photo Credit: Brian Kavanagh

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup: A Delicious Plant-Based Whole30 Soup

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Bake 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 3 lbs garnet sweet potatoes ,peeled and coarsley chopped
  • 1 small onion ,cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 (10-oz) package Abbot's Butcher Spanish smoked "chorizo" or "ground beef"
  • ½ one small apple ,seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 piece (1-inch) fresh ginger ,peeled and chopped
  • 3-4 cups Whole30-compatible vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 (6-oz) can Whole30-compatible coconut cream (see Tip)
  • ½ cup roasted pepitas


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Place sweet potatoes and onion on the prepared pan; drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper; toss to combine. Spread in a single layer. Bake until sweet potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  • In a high-speed blender or food processor, place sweet potatoes, onion, apple, ginger, and 2 cups of the broth. Cover and pulse several times. Add remaining broth to blender along with nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and salt. Process until smooth. Transfer soup to pot or large saucepan. Add the chorizo and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 5 to 8 minutes. (If using a food processor, before adding the chorizo use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.)
  • In a small bowl, use an immersion blender or whisk to blend coconut cream. Ladle servings into bowls, and drizzle servings with coconut cream, and top with roasted pepitas.


Tip: Vegetables can be baked up to 2 days ahead. The soup can be frozen in 1 cup portions. Defrost soup in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a saucepan or microwave, partially covered, until heated through.
If you can’t find coconut cream in a can, place two containers of full-fat, Whole30-compatible coconut milk in the fridge for an hour. Without shaking, scoop the solid coconut fat off the top of the cans. One 6-ounce can of coconut cream is about 10 tablespoons of coconut fat.

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Brian Kavanagh

Brian Kavanagh, also known as The Sophisticated Caveman, is a creative professional with a special place in his heart for food. After struggling with weight loss for years, he stopped counting calories and began to look at the ingredients in his food and where it was coming from. He believes that eating simple, clean, real food is universal. For more Whole30 recipes and meal ideas, check out his blog and follow him on Instagram.