vegan bowl of soup

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

The other night, I only wanted one sweet potato, but I washed a bunch of sweet potatoes, stabbed them with a steak knife a few times, and popped them in the oven. I had no idea what I was going to make with a cookie sheet full of sweet potatoes but I knew it would come to me. The next night, having these sweet potatoes pre-cooked and ready to go made making this vegan sweet potato soup a breeze! Jump to Recipe

vegan bowl of soup
Sweet Potato Soup … So Tasty!
Yes. This is WHOLE30 … 

We have been doing Whole30 this month so anything that’s gluten-free, dairy-free and easy makes my heart sing.

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup || Erin Brighton || vegan | gluten free | vegetarian | whole30
Sweet potato love

I like to start every soup with onions. Usually onions and garlic. But today I just went with the onions.

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup || Erin Brighton || vegan | gluten free | vegetarian | whole30
Always start soup with onions…
How To Make This Sweet Potato Soup 

To begin, I sautéed an enormous onion (sliced) in olive oil and a little salt. While the onions were cooking, I had my little helpers assist me with getting the skins off the pre-cooked sweet potatoes.

After the onions were translucent and a tiny bit starting to brown, I added the sweet potatoes to our heavy-bottomed stock pan. I broke the potatoes up with a wooden spoon and stirred them around with the onions. I added one can of coconut milk and about a half a carton of vegetable broth and stirred it all together really well.

Immersion Blender … One Of My Favorite Kitchen Tools

I was looking for a smoother soup, so I quickly took out my immersion blender (such a handy kitchen tool!) and gave the soup a couple of quick spins. I tasted my soup and added a little more salt and then heated it at a medium-high heat until it was the perfect temp for dinner. That’s it. It was really that easy. The kids devoured this! If you aren’t doing Whole30, make some homemade croutons or parmesan crisps to top this simple, delicious, meal.


Vegan Sweet Potato Soup || Erin Brighton || vegan | gluten free | vegetarian | whole30
Got To Be NC! Lucky to have local sweet potatoes … even the baby loves them. 😉
Two of our other favorite soups … 

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Pepper and Tomato Soup

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

Vegan Sweet Potato Soup

Super simple, dairy free, gluten free soup!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 202 kcal
Author Erin Brighton


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • Sweet potatoes baked
  • 1/2 carton vegetable broth (about 2 cups)
  • 1 can coconut milk (regular or lite)


  1. Bake sweet potatoes. Cool.
  2. Saute onions in olive oil.
  3. Add sweet potatoes. Stir.
  4. Add 1/2 carton of vegetable broth and 1 can coconut milk.
  5. Use an immersion blender to smooth the soup and break up large chunks of sweet potatoes.
  6. Add salt to taste. Stir to heat through. To thin the soup, add more vegetable broth.
sweet potato soup
Vegan Sweet Potato Soup Is AMAZING

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

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