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Spicy Buffalo Sweet Potato Soup

Warming Sweet Potato Soup

Author: Thomas
Easy 1-pot sweet potato soup that is subtly spicy, thick, and so creamy! It's flavored with onions, garlic, coconut milk, and smoked paprika, making it a comforting winter meal!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 40 mins
Total Time : 50 mins
Servings 3 servings
Calories 229 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion or two shallots, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 13.5-oz can can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon buffalo sauce or sriracha
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt adjust to taste


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and garlic and sautée for 3-5 minutes, or until the onion is soft.
  • In the meantime, peel the sweet potato and dice it into small, evenly-sized cubes. Add the diced sweet potato, full-fat coconut milk, buffalo sauce, water, smoked paprika, and salt to the saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, and let simmer for 30-35 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Transfer to a high-speed blender and blend for 10-15 seconds or until the soup is smooth and creamy. You can add some water to adjust the consistency to your liking, I didn't add any as I like my soups to be thick. Taste and adjust the salt and spiciness to your liking.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings. Tofu or tempeh are great to add protein and make it a full meal.
  • The soup will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.


  • If you don't want the soup too sweet, you can use half sweet potatoes and half white potatoes.
  • White sweet potatoes will work as well, but your soup will have a paler color.
  • Start with just one teaspoon of hot sauce and add more to taste AFTER blending the soup. I found that one teaspoon of buffalo sauce was enough to add a nice kick without overpowering the flavor of the sweet potatoes.


Serving: 1 servingCalories: 229 kcalCarbohydrates: 26.2 gProtein: 3.3 gFat: 12.8 gFiber: 4.2 gSugar: 8.7 g
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine : American
Keyword : coconut sweet potato soup, creamy potato soup, vegan sweet potato soup
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