Roast sweet potato soup recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 35 min

A warming and hearty soup with roast sweet potato – perfect for lunch, a light dinner or dinner party starter


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3tbs olive oil
  • 1 pack bacon, diced
  • 2tsp (2 cloves) garlic
  • 2tsp paprika
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 litre stock
  • Sea salt and black pepper


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºC/gas 6.

  • Toss the sweet potato with 2tbs olive oil, season and roast in the oven for 15 mins or until golden brown and soft.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan. Add the bacon and cook for 5 mins, stirring, until brown and crispy.

  • Add the garlic and paprika and cook for 30 secs. Stir in the onion and cook gently for 10 mins, until softened but not browned.

  • Pour in the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and gently add the roasted sweet potatoes, cook for 5 mins.

  • Remove half of the onion and potato mixture with a slotted spoon. Then carefully blend the remaining soup, until smooth. Return the onion and potato mixture to the pan.

  • Squeeze in the lemon juice and season to taste.

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