Leek Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup

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!

This leek, sweet potato and 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!!

I’ll say it again. This leek sweet potato rosemary soup is addictive!

This leek, sweet potato and 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!

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!

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, with only five ingredients.

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 Scottish leek and potato soup is 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! 🙂

5 from 1 vote
This leek, sweet potato and 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!!
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Leek, Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
The creamy combination of flavours in this leek sweet potato and rosemary soup marinates together perfectly creating a delicious comfort soup. Not only that, it’s really simple and quick to make too!
Course: Lunch
Servings: 4
Calories: 336 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 2 leeks finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 sweet potatoes peel and chopped (approx. 1kg)
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 L chicken stock
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • A sprinkling of rosemary for garnish
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Sauté the leeks and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes stirring constantly to ensure they do not burn.
  3. Add the chopped potatoes and rosemary and stir around the pan for a minutes or so.
  4. Add the chicken stock and simmer for approximately 20 – 25 minutes until soft.
  5. Puree the soup to a thick consistency either in a food processor or with a stick blender.
  6. Return to the pan and season to taste.
  7. Serve with just a sprinkling of rosemary on top for garnish.
Recipe Notes

This soup is perfect for freezing.


Nutrition Facts
Leek, Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Cholesterol 7.6mg 3%
Sodium 509.5mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 66.1g 22%
Dietary Fiber 8.4g 34%
Sugars 16.2g
Protein 11.1g 22%
Vitamin A 201%
Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 11%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This leek, sweet potato and 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, with only five ingredients.

And so I’ll say it one final time! 😀

This leek sweet potato rosemary soup is addictive!

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This leek, sweet potato and 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, with only five ingredients.

Comments

  1. 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.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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! 🙂

  2. 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!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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!

  3. i’m currently obsessed with leeks. so this looks great. do you deliver? haha start flying now. See you in a few days. LOL!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Lindsay 🙂

      Happy to deliver, and happy to start flying! Are you gonna paypal me the funds for the flights though? 😉

  4. Yum!! I love blended soups. 🙂
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  5. Neil, sweet potatoes came into my life later too – and I am loving this take on regular potato and leek soup – fantastic job!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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. 🙂

  6. Rosemary is one of the most comforting herbs! So fragment and delicious!
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  7. I made this over the weekend and LOVED it! It was just perfect, and am definitely adding it to my regulars! Thank you!

  8. Heather knott says:

    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

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      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. 🙂

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