Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup… the perfect comfort meal for a chilly fall afternoon.
I’ll admit. The initial idea of this soup wasn’t going to be carrot and sweet potato. I was really craving a butternut squash soup from Panera, but didn’t want to go get one. I didn’t have any butternut squashes on hand, and I didn’t really feel like going out. On a side note, why are they so darn expensive? Last time I bought one, I paid $13 for a medium sized squash. Seemed insane to me! But anyway, that’s not the point. The point is, I didn’t have any and I wanted soup NOW!
So I opened the fridge drawer where I keep all my veggies and looked around. What could I possibly make that would resemble a butternut squash soup?! Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted some sweet potatoes that were going to go bad if I didn’t get to working with them. I figured I could make a sweet potato soup. I wanted to use up some other veggies though, so after a quick scan I found a few carrots and decided to throw those in there, too.
Well, let me tell you guys, I was not sure what I was making. I had never tried a sweet potato and carrot soup (although after a quick search on Pinterest, I realized it is a thing), but I wasn’t opposed to trying it. It actually sounded quite appetizing! I thought of baking the carrots and sweet potato first, but then decided against that. As someone who hates doing dishes, eliminating any steps that require more washing is always a win! I went ahead and just dumped those in the same pot where I was cooking the rest of the soup ingredients.
Where has this soup been my whole life?!
I was quite impressed. The veggies cooked perfectly and the seasoning was pretty good, too! After a quick whirl in the blender (couldn’t find my immersion blender, whoops), I realized this looked exactly like butternut squash soup! It was actually pretty neat! And then was the moment of truth: tasting. Lo and behold, it tasted great! Different than squash soup, but good different. It was creamy and slightly sweet, but had more of a sweet potato taste! It was great (and MUCH cheaper than butternut squash). I still love a good squash soup, but this one is going to be on the weekly rotation this fall as well!
If you make this recipe, be sure to use the hashtag #toeatdrinkandbemarried. I’d love to see it!
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Cozy Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup
- 1 TBSP vegetable oil
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 3 medium sized carrots chopped
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 3 medium sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
- 1 box of vegetable stock
- salt & pepper to taste
- optional for a kick: hot sauce chili powder or red pepper flakes
- Pour the vegetable oil in the bottom of a large soup pot and spread around the surface. Heat the oil until it bubbles on high and then bring down to low heat.
- Saute the onions in the oil for 2-3 minutes until translucent. Add carrots and cook for another 2-3 minutes, adding little bits of water at a time if it is starting to stick or burn. Stir in the garlic for about 30 seconds.
- Add the sweet potato and vegetable stock and then simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the veggies are soft.
- Puree in a food processor or with an immersion blender until smooth. Season to taste and enjoy!
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27 thoughts on “Cozy Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup”
This sounds so good. Perfect for fall! I love that you added ginger too.
This sounds super good! It is the perfect thing to sip while cozying up with a good book this fall!
Agreed! Thanks for sharing the link 🙂
I love carrot & sweet potato soup, has to be my favourite of all. I will need to make this tomorrow.
Yessss! Let me know how you like it 🙂
Sounds like a super easy recipe. I’m going to try it tonight !
Yay, enjoy! 🙂
Great combination and something warm for these cool fall days. I rarely use carrots in my soups but I think if I was to puree it at then end, we would enjoy this carrot & sweet potato soup. It’s grocery day so I am going to pick up the ingredients to make this!
I agree! I’m usually not a fan of carrots in soup, but it is so comforting and delicious when prepared like this 🙂
Your recipes and photographs of cooked dishes are so tempting. Thanks for sharing.
Looks so delicious <3
Homemade soup is so much better than bought and so much cheaper. In the UK these ingredients are pennies as they are in season now so I will be trying! Thanks!
I agree! Both tastier and healthier 🙂 enjoy!
Girl!! This sounds delicious. My kids aren’t super picky but I think I could get them to eat this. We love a good sweet potato (being in the South, it’s kind of our thing) and this sounds awesome. Thanks for the share ?
Ohhh I love sweet potato, too!! Soooo good! Hope you all enjoy this 🙂
Mmm, I love all things sweet potato. I would probably roast mine for more depth of that sweet carmelized flavor they get when roasted. I totally understand wanting to skip that step though, since it does take a while.
Ahh that’s such a great idea… definitely more time consuming, but worth it! I have to give it a try 🙂
This is the kind of soup I’d totally make during the fall season! Looks so great but healthy too!
That’s what I love about it! Healthy comfort food… so feel free to have that second serving… it’s all veggies anyways! 😉
I am your new friend of blogger friend. Your photos are awesome!!!! This soup looks so festive.
Yum, I’m definitely going to try it! I love soup in Autumn!
Sophia, this looks really good! I bet it would be great on a cool fall or winter day. Steve
Yes, so true! Very warm and comforting 🙂
This looks so delicious! I really love cream soups:)
Yum, this looks so delicious and just in time for fall! I can’t wait to try it out!
MmmmMmmmm It looks like it also has a hearty consistency. Today I woke up to it being 45degrees outside. I’m ready for all those fall and winter soups that warm the soul