Sweet Potato Leek Soup

a simple, creamy sweet potato leek soup

  • Author: Kayla Howey



Sweet Potato Leek Soup

  • 2 large purple sweet potatoes
  • 4 oz chopped onions
  • 4 oz chopped leeks
  • 2 cups stock
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Leek Garnish

  • 3 oz thinly sliced leeks
  • cracked black pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil


Sweet Potato Leek Soup

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil, leaving a small opening at the top, and place them in the oven. Cook until fork tender, about 1 ½ hours. When the potatoes are still warm, use your hands to peel off the skin. Cube the sweet potatoes and set aside.
  2. Coat the bottom of a pot with oil and heat over medium heat. Add the onions and leeks. Season with salt and black pepper. Sauté for a few minutes until tender. Add the stock, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes into the pot and heat through. Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Gradually add the milk and cream, adjusting the quantities to your desired consistency. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Leek Garnish

  1. While the soup is cooking, coat a sauté pan with oil and heat over medium heat. Add the leeks and sauté until caramelized and slightly crispy, about 15-20 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

To Serve

  1. Serve a ladle of soup in a bowl and top with the leeks. Finish with a few cracks of black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.