Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A recipe from my mum. Very easy to make and tastes great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into pieces (otherwise they will take forever to boil properly).
  2. Cut onion into small pieces.
  3. Seed and cut up the red peppers.
  4. Add the potatoes, onion and peppers into a large pan with the 2 pints of stocked water (if you've had a roast chicken the night before then using the carcass for stock makes a world of difference).
  5. Bring to boil them reduce heat slightly and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Blend the ingredients together using whatever implement you have, blenders and hand blenders are the most convenient ones to use. Blend until there are few to no bits left.
  7. Add hot sauce to taste (not much is needed though).
  8. Add black pepper to taste.
  9. Heat soup again while stirring for a couple of minutes and serve. Have a good loaf of bread heady, it's the best way to eat soup.


Most Helpful

I wish I could rate this higher, because it's really simple and I wanted to like it more. For us, the flavor was too sweet, and needed some balance. I didn't see the jalapeno idea, although I thought maybe adding a can of tomatoes or some spinach might be a nice addition, or some curry powder. If you really love sweet potatoes, you'll probably love this.

Chef MB April 11, 2008

This was a really easy soup to make. I did not have any hot sauce, so I added a chopped jalapeño pepper. This soup has a nice sweet flavour and is quite filling. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada March 30, 2008

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