Sweet potato, red onion and chilli soup

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  • Serves: 6

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

A super easy soup to make, this hearty and healthy dish has a very distinctive flavor that your family will love. This sweet but savoury dish is packed with flavour and is a great alternative to simply roasting your sweet potatoes. Perfect for a winter evenings and an ideal dish to serve for fireworks night!

If you’re not a big fan of chilli, try using less in the recipe. If you like the flavour but not the heat, simply stir through a couple of tablespoons of sour cream through the soup before serving.


  • 2tbsp of butter
  • 2 red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 600g of sweet potato
  • 2 mild red chillies
  • 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, finely chop the garlic and red onion and sweat on a medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Peel and chop the sweet potato and cut into 2cm cubes. Add these cubes to the sweated onion and garlic mix.
  3. Fry the mix for a couple of minutes before finely chopping the red chillies and adding to the saucepan.
  4. Add the stock and simmer till the sweet potato is tender, this should take about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Once the potatoes are tender take the soup off the heat and blend till the soup is a creamy texture.
  6. Return to the saucepan and season to taste.
  7. Serve with some finely chopped chillies scattered on top.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Delicious. Simple to make and warming. Served mine with a dollop of Quark on top, very tasty.

Esther James

Lovely hearty tasty soup, and simple too!


I cooked this soup today and it was really tasty. It is great as a winter warmer and I made it even healthier by omitting the butter from the recipe and just sweating my sweet potato, onions and garlic. I then used chicken stock and the consistency was just right.

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