Leek sweet potato rosemary soup is addictive! A combination of flavours marinates together perfectly creating a delicious creamy comfort soup. It's easy and quick to make too. In less than one hour!
Folks, I’ll say it again.
This leek sweet potato rosemary soup is addictive.
In fact please forgive me now if I repeat that several times throughout this recipe.
It's just that it's really difficult for me to get over in words how tasty this leek sweet potato soup recipe is.
It's the addition of rosemary takes this basic leek and sweet potato soup recipe to a whole new level of flavour!
And ever since I first tasted it. I made it my mission to recreate it as soon as I could. And that's exactly what I've done here.
You know me folks, I’m always jotting down recipe ideas from places that we’ve been to or great foods that we’ve tried. That’s where a lot of my recipes and/or inspiration to create them comes from.
I first had leek sweet potato rosemary soup when we were away on our holiday trip in Glencoe last year. Ah, such great memories!
You see, this was one of the delicious lunch soups on offer at the Glencoe café that I had whilst we were there. I jotted it down then. It’s just that it’s taken me a year to get round to recreating it.
It’s hard to describe the delicious aromas that permeate your kitchen when you make this leek, sweet potato rosemary soup. Especially the part where you add the rosemary. I highly recommend you try it for yourself, even if just to experience those wonderful smells!
So today this leek sweet potato rosemary soup becomes one of our favourite soup recipes that we’d like to share with you. I really think you’ll enjoy this, especially its simplicity. I’m only sorry it’s taken so long to get it to you!
You know, I’d never even heard of or seen a sweet potato until about seven years ago!
I was brought up on ordinary white potatoes. They were the only kind available here in Scotland. Plus, conveniently we lived near to a farmer family who we were friendly with, where we could buy huge sacks of white potatoes at a low cost!
Nowadays I couldn’t see myself living without having sweet potatoes at least once a week in some shape or form.
It’s funny how things change isn’t it? I mean all sweet potatoes used to be imported from the U.S. and Africa, but now they’re being grown in the U.K. for the first time too. Particularly because of their popularity.
There’s also the added nutritional benefits. For example, sweet potatoes have a lower GI rating and are lower in calories too than the traditional white potato.
I couldn’t, and wouldn’t give up ordinary white potatoes though. I mean my Scottish leek and potato soup and easy Scottish lentil soup recipes are still an absolute staple!
But, there is just something particularly addictive about that creamy sweet consistency you get from sweet potatoes, don’t you think?
You’ll see what I mean when spoonful’s of this leek sweet potato and rosemary soup start slipping down your throat. I need to warn you again though, this soup is addictive! 🙂
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This leek sweet potato rosemary soup is addictive. The combination of flavours marinates together perfectly creating such a delicious creamy comfort soup. Not only that, it’s really simple and quick to make too, in less than one hour!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this leek sweet potato and rosemary soup recipe. 😉
And watch the short video I made to show you how to make this delicious leek sweet potato and rosemary soup recipe. It shows you how easy it really is!
Leek Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup Recipe
This delicious healthy leek sweet potato and rosemary soup recipe is great at any time of the year. A delicious and filling lunch!
Why not make sure you mop up every drop with a couple of pieces of my homemade wholemeal bread?
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Leek, Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup Recipe
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- Low calorie cooking spray
- 2 leeks finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 4 large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped (approx. 1kg)
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 1 L chicken stock
- Freshly ground salt and pepper
- A sprinkling of rosemary for garnish
- Spray the bottom of a large saucepan about 5 times with the cooking spray. Turn the heat on high and when the oil begins to bubble turn the heat down to a medium temperature.
- Sauté the leeks and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes stirring constantly to ensure they do not burn.
- Add the chopped potatoes and rosemary and stir around the pan for a minute or so.
- Add the chicken stock and simmer for approximately 20 – 25 minutes until soft.
- Puree the soup to a thick consistency either in a food processor or with a stick blender.
- Return to the pan and season to taste.
- Serve with just a sprinkling of rosemary on top for garnish.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
What a fantastic colour! That's the great thing about using sweet potato in soups - it adds such a nice bright colour.
This sounds like a delicious flavour combination too. Most of my recipes are inspired by places we have visited too.
Thanks Dannii. Yes, I completely agree, sweet potato is such a nice colour. Nicer than ordinary white potatoes too.
The flavour combination here is honestly addictive. I've been feasting on this soup, for most of my work lunches over the last week! 🙂
Susie @ SuzLyfe
So funny to me to consider what is grown where. We are so lucky in the US to have access to so much, we rarely think about what others don't have, some that they never have tried! I love the flavors here--3 of my favorite ingredients!
When I think back to my childhood Suz, and the veggies we had on offer in the supermarkets, it was pretty much just what was in season in the U.K. at that time.
So, as you can imagine, the veg selection wasn't that great. And could be pretty expensive too.
I'm grateful for the fact the world has opened up and I can pretty much get anything I want. Plus it gives me a whole lot more choice in the recipes I can create!
i'm currently obsessed with leeks. so this looks great. do you deliver? haha start flying now. See you in a few days. LOL!
Thanks Lindsay 🙂
Happy to deliver, and happy to start flying! Are you gonna paypal me the funds for the flights though? 😉
Jenn - a traveling Wife
Yum!! I love blended soups. 🙂
Thanks Jenn! 🙂
And this one slips down particularly easily!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
Neil, sweet potatoes came into my life later too - and I am loving this take on regular potato and leek soup - fantastic job!
I'm so glad they DID come in to my life Shashi, albeit later!
Can you imagine what life would be like if now without them?
Thanks so much for your comment. Always appreciated. 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Rosemary is one of the most comforting herbs! So fragment and delicious!
Agreed Rebecca! Definitely one of my favourites! 🙂
I made this over the weekend and LOVED it! It was just perfect, and am definitely adding it to my regulars! Thank you!
That's fantastic! Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it. 🙂
Hi just made a batch of this and had a little taster before putting in the freezer it was gorgeous can't wait till lunch tomorrow to have a full bowl x
Hi Heather! Thank you for your comment and rating of this leek sweet potato and rosemary soup, I really appreciate that.
Enjoy your soup tomorrow. 🙂
I am a vegetarian, so used veg bouillon instead of chicken stock. It was lacking a little something due to not using the chicken stock, so added a tablespoon (and a splash more) of mushroom ketchup, an extra teaspoon of chopped rosemary-delicious!
Thanks Jo! That sounds like a great (and delicious way) to make this into a fantastic vegetarian soup! I remember trying vegetable stock myself but as you say it was lacking a little something. Sounds like you've hot the spot with the mushroom ketchup though! 🙂
Have a silly question, do you suggest using the green part of the leeks or just the portion below the green?
Hi, I would suggest just using the portion below the green for this soup recipe. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂