Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

roasted sweet potato soup with pepita-apple-bacon brittle and lime-yogurt sauce in a skillet with spoons

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Delight in the comforting flavors of our Roasted Sweet Potato Soup. This hearty and wholesome recipe brings warmth and depth to your kitchen, a perfect blend of flavors for a delightful meal.



For Roasted Sweet Potato Soup:

4 medium sweet potatoes )about 2 pounds, scrubbed clean, holes poked all over with a fork or knife)

2 tablespoons butter, unsalted

1 bulb garlic, peeled

2 cups olive oil

1 medium onion, diced (about 1 ¼ cup)

2 bay leaves

2 teaspoons kosher salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

2 ½ cups chicken stock

⅓ cup heavy cream

For pepita-apple-bacon brittle:

1 cup pepitas

½ cup dried apple chips, chopped the size of pepitas

½ cup cooked bacon, diced small (optional)

⅓ cup maple syrup

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

For lime-yogurt sauce:

½ cup plain yogurt

1 teaspoon lime zest

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon lime juice

¾ teaspoon kosher salt


To make Roasted Sweet Potato Soup:

In a medium pot add the onion, 3 tablespoons cooked garlic, bay leaves, salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika and cook on medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. 

Stir in sweet potatoes and chicken stock and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently and mashing the sweet potatoes.

Remove bay leaves. Place the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. With the blender running, slowly add the heavy cream. You can omit the heavy cream or substitute with your favorite non-dairy replacement. Add more chicken stock if you want to achieve a thinner consistency. Taste and adjust salt if necessary. 

Soup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

To make Pepita-Apple-Bacon Brittle:

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper coated with cooking spray.

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until fully incorporated and pour onto baking sheet and spread to make an even layer without gaps. It should be about ¼ inch thick.

Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. The edges will start to get a little dark and the maple syrup will begin to bubble. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Then break into small pieces to garnish soup. 

To make Lime-Yogurt Sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until fully incorporated.


Nutritional values are reflective of one serving of soup (6 ounces), one serving of lime-yogurt sauce (1 tablespoon), and one serving of pepita-apple-bacon brittle (one tablespoon).


Keywords: sweet potato, roasted sweet potato, sweet potato soup, sweetpotato, pepita apple bacon brittle, lime yogurt sauce

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