Spiced Sweet Potato Soup (Gluten-Free, Paleo option)

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup | Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Soup is such a great way to get veggies into your little ones’ bellies! And after looking up the benefits of sweet potatoes, I realize why I may be craving this soup during pregnancy. Sweet potatoes are sources of vitamins C, B6,  and D, as well as magnesium, iron, and potassium. This is a nutrient-powerhouse meal!

Besides the fact that it’s DELICIOUS, I love this meal because I can do the prep the day BEFORE, while I’m cooking another meal. With the prep done, the meal goes from stove to table in about 40 minutes. Great for mid-week!

Enjoy <3

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

*All ingredients should be organic or pesticide-free, if possible.

You’ll Need:

  • 2 lbs. organic sweet potatoes, rough chopped
  • 2 lbs. organic tomatoes, large diced (about 5 large tomatoes)
  • 2 organic carrots, medium diced
  • choice of fat (pastured bacon fat, coconut oil, lard, ghee, or butter)
  • 1-1/2 organic medium yellow onions, medium diced
  • *2 c. homemade unsalted bone broth (or good-quality pastured or organic stock/broth)
  • 2 1/2 c. filtered water
  •  10 cloves of organic garlic, minced
  • A 1-1/2 inch piece of fresh organic ginger, peeled and minced (about 1/2 an ounce)
  • 1-1/4 t. unrefined salt (I like this brand)
  • cayenne pepper (after serving, to taste)
  • 1/4 c. (or more for increased creaminess) peanut butter or almond butter-optional (I used The Philosopher’s Stone Sprouted Almond-Sea Salt & Coconut Oil flavor)

Spice Mix

  • 1 T.  ground coriander
  • 1 T.  ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 6 whole cloves

Optional Toppings:

  • Chopped nuts
  • cilantro
  • whole-fat yogurt/sour cream or kefir
  • chopped pastured bacon (get it HERE)

*I have used ALL water and the soup still tastes great, but it’s more flavorful and nutritious with bone broth.


  1. Stainless Steel Stock pot
  2. Immersion blender or blender


  1. Place 2 tablespoons of your favorite fat (I like pastured bacon, but coconut oil or lard is awesome, too) in a stock pot on medium heat.
  2. Saute the onions until translucent and slightly caramelized (just a touch of brown).
  3. Add the carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, ginger, and spices. Mix well. Sautee 1 minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes and saute about 5 minutes, mixing occasionally.
  5. Add the broth/liquid and salt. Stir well.
  6. Taste the broth, adjust salt if needed.
  7. Bring soup to a boil.
  8. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 25-30 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender (or use a blender).
  10. Heat for an additional 5 minutes, whisking in the almond butter until fully mixed.
  11. Serve into bowls, add cayenne pepper to taste (start light—it provides a good kick). I usually put 1/8 tsp. in my bowl.
  12. Serve topped with crispy, crumbled bacon, chopped cilantro, crispy nuts, and/or kefir.
  13. Note: for me, this soup is about the cayenne highlighting the flavors of the soup. I like adding enough to get some heat!


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