Close up of creamy carrot sweet potato soup in a bowl with fresh thyme
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5 from 6 votes

Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

This creamy carrot and sweet potato soup is packed with veg and warming spices. It's quick and easy to make and is vegan and gluten free. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, International
Servings: 8
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 kg sweet potatoes (approx 2 large) peeled and chopped
  • 3 carrots (medium sized), grated
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper
  • thyme leaves (to garnish, optional)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat, then add the onion and garlic and cook for 4 minutes until soft, stirring often. 
  • Add the carrots and sweet potatoes, then cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. 
  • Stir in the ground cumin and cook for a further minute. 
  • Pour in the hot vegetable stock and increase the heat to high. Cook until the soup bubbles, then reduce the heat to low and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes. 
  • Blend the soup with a hand held emersion blender until smooth, or else carefully transfer to a blender to whiz. Season with salt and pepper. 


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 21560IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.2mg