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Sweet Potato and Chilli Soup

This silky vegetarian soup is the perfect winter warmer during these colder months, and it’s both delicious and impressively simple to make. Add creme fraiche to make it extra indulgent. Also, try adding our homemade croutons. Crunchy cubes of herby garlic butter bread – a great addition to soups, salads and anything that needs a little added savoury crunch!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people
Calories 584 kcal


For the soup

  • 1 kg raw sweet potato
  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 red chillis
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • A few sprigs of thyme
  • 1-2 litres vegetable stock
  • 100 g creme fraiche (optional)
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

For the croutons

  • 200 g bread (preferably slighty stale)
  • 60 g unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • A handful of fresh parsley


  • Peel the sweet potatoes and chop them into rough 1cm cubes before setting aside. Next, roughly chop the onion, chillis and garlic and set aside into another bowl.
  • Place a large pot onto a high heat and add the oil, followed by the onion, garlic and chillis. Cook for 3 minutes before adding in the sweet potatoes and thyme for another 10 minutes.
  • Next, cover the vegetables with vegetable stock and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and leave to simmer with a lid on for a further 20 minutes.
  • Take the pot off the heat and leave the soup mixture to cool down. Meanwhile, it’s time for the croutons!
  • Soften the butter in the microwave for 10-30 seconds. Crush the garlic and finely chop the parsley and mix into the butter.
  • Cut the bread into small cubes and mix it with the butter in a bowl until the butter is evenly distributed. Then, put the butter-soaked bread into a hot oven on a baking tray for around 25-35 minutes (until golden brown and crunchy), turning half way. 
  • Once cooled, blend the soup in a food processor. Then place back into the pot and heat through until it’s steaming and ready!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 584kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 11gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 1384mgPotassium: 1120mgFiber: 11gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 36887IUVitamin C: 59mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 4mg

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