Sweet Potato And Spinach Soup

Sweet potato and spinach soup is a quick, easy, hearty and comforting soup. Nourishing, delicious and rich in flavour this healthy green soup is a perfect soup for those winter lunch moments!

Sweet potato and spinach soup is a quick and easy, hearty, comforting soup. Nourishing, delicious and rich in flavour this healthy green soup is a perfect lunch soup for those winter soup moments!

Folks, I can guarantee that this sweet potato and spinach soup will warm your bones on any cold winters day!

It’s got more nutrients than a traditional potato and spinach soup plus its made nice and creamy tasting with skimmed milk and low fat cream cheese added.  The sweet potatoes add a wonderful natural and subtle sweetness that temper the sharpness of the spinach.

Don’t be put off by the intense green colour! Just remember all the goodness (and check the nutrition label below) that you’re getting from this bowl of health!

Sweet potato and spinach soup is a quick and easy, hearty, comforting soup. Nourishing, delicious and rich in flavour this healthy green soup is a perfect lunch soup for those winter soup moments!

I made this sweet potato and spinach soup from leftovers. That’s the beauty of soups. You can practically make them from any leftover ingredients that you may have.

The other great thing about soups is that they’re usually really easy to make (well at least the ones I choose to make and publish here are!) Just a little chopping (in the case of this soup very little), some cooking, some stirring, and then some blending, and you’ve got a healthy lunch option that you can easily freeze in individual portions. Saving you money too!

You can choose your own garnishes here. I think this soup would be fantastic with some grated cheese or a swirl of plain yogurt, but I just added some chopped chives just to keep it simple.

Sweet potato and spinach soup is a quick and easy, hearty, comforting soup. Nourishing, delicious and rich in flavour this healthy green soup is a perfect lunch soup for those winter soup moments!

Other Great Soups To Use Up Leftovers

Some of my other most popular soups for using up leftovers that you might like are :-

Roasted Garlic Onion and Potato Soup – made from just 6 ingredients, it’s vegan and is a perfect way to use up surplus potatoes.

Sweet Potato, Garlic and Chilli Soup – Butter free, this soup is ideal for vegans or just soup lovers alike.

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup – low calorie, really tasty, filling, and has just the right amount of heat from the chilli. It’s a soup that gives you a warming hug just when you need it most.

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Sweet potato and spinach soup is a quick and easy, hearty, comforting soup. Nourishing, delicious and rich in flavour this healthy green soup is a perfect lunch soup for those winter soup moments!
Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Sweet potato and spinach soup is a quick and easy, hearty, comforting soup. Nourishing, delicious and rich in flavour this healthy green soup is a perfect lunch soup for those winter soup moments!
Course: Lunch
Servings: 4
Calories: 218 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium sized sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 750 ml vegetable stock
  • 300 g baby spinach chopped
  • 250 ml skimmed milk
  • 100 g low fat soft cheese
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Freshly ground nutmeg to season
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic for 2 – 3 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the sweet potato and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring.

  3. Add the vegetable stock, bring it to the boil and allow to simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes have softened. 

  4. Add the spinach in batches and cook, simmering for a further 10 minutes to allow the spinach to break down. Then remove the soup from the heat.


  5. Blitz the soup in a blender or food processor.
  6. Return the soup to the pan and bring it back to the boil and then turn down to simmer, stir in the skimmed milk and low fat cream cheese until combined.
  7. Season to taste and add desired amount of nutmeg.
  8. Serve with crusty wholemeal bread.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.4g 19%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.7g
Cholesterol 26.8mg 9%
Sodium 302.4mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
Sugars 6.6g
Protein 11.4g 23%
Vitamin A 83%
Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 40%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sweet potato and spinach soup is a quick, easy, hearty and comforting soup. Nourishing, delicious and rich in flavour this healthy green soup is a perfect soup for those winter lunch moments!

Well folks, in case you hadn’t failed to notice with all the advertising and decorated shops it’s valentines day next Wednesday and for once, recipe wise I’ve actually got myself ahead of the game and made a fantastic Strawberry Banana Valentines Pancakes recipe for you.

I mean I created a fantastic Strawberry Valentines Pancakes recipe last year but this time I promise you I’ve taken valentines pancakes recipes to a whole new level. Just ask Lady Lynne who keeps asking me when I’m going to do the Strawberry Banana Valentines Pancakes for her again!

So, please join me on Tuesday for that recipe, which will give you time to get the recipe ingredients in for making it on the Wednesday!

Then on Thursday I’ve a delicious low fat tagliatelle carbonara pasta dish. A healthier twist on the original! Hope you can join me then!

And finally, thank you GiGi for giving me the idea for this soup recipe. Check out the comments in the Potato and Spinach Soup recipe, where she actually suggested this and that was where the idea came from! 😀

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Sweet potato and spinach soup is a quick, easy, hearty and comforting soup. Nourishing, delicious and rich in flavour this healthy green soup is a perfect soup for those winter lunch moments!

Comments

  1. Well done, Neil! This soup sounds like just the thing I need to warm up after our 10″ of snow yesterday. In fact, I could’ve used a bowl of this one last night after all that snow blowin’. 🙂 I’ve made spinach soup before, but I’ve never added a sweet potato…I can totally see how it would work. And serving this up with a hunk of whole grain bread? Heaven! Hope you and Lynne have a great weekend ahead, my friend!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks David. Yep, after hearing of all that snow you got, this definitely IS the right sort of soup that you need!

      That must have been a nightmare all that snow blowing! Hope you get a chance to make this and it helps to warm you through, and that you have a bit more of a relaxing weekend!

  2. Neil, I couldn’t agree more – one of the reasons I love making soups is because I can get away with putting almost any leftovers into them too! You have done a fantastic job in resuscitating leftovers for this and taking Gigi (love her hilarious self) up on her suggestion – loving the spinach sweet potato cheese combo in this one! So looking forward to seeing that stack of Strawberry Banana Valentines Pancakes – hoping you and Lady Lynne have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    Weirdly, there was the time I didn’t make soup at all. I even don’t recall the reason, but I hadn’t been eating it at all for a few years in a row. Few years back I re-discovered this beautiful dish again, and I’ve been making it pretty often since that. Well, we’ve been having soup every week for the last month, and by this I mean that I make a huge pot which is enough for a couple of days. With some toasted bread – that’s everything we need during the winter season, right?:) Love this delicious combo of sweet potatoes and spinach!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      With you now living in Nova Scotia Ben this is precisely the sort of food that you’ll need. I’d be the same as you with a large pot of soup on the stove, constantly on the go if I lived there too. With, of course, lots of thick chunks of bread for dipping into it! 😀

  4. What an interesting combo! I definitely need to try. I wish it was cold in Phoenix we’ve barely had any coole weather. It’s going to be a long summer.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Please send some of your warm weather over to us here in Scotland Megan. Or please send me and Lynne plane tickets so we can experience some heat. Whilst not as cold as David mentions in his comment above, it still feels like its been an extremely long cold winter here. And it’s not over yet!

  5. Ummmmmmm – do you have any idea how honored I am that you made a recipe INSPIRED BY MOI! The crazy obsessed salmon, spinach and sweet potato girl?! LOL! I am soooo glad you made this – it looks friggin’ delicious and does in fact make the BEST soup for winter 😉 Am I being bias… Noooooo NOT at all 😉 THANK YOU Neil. Seriously, I appreciate you being inspired by ME!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you like YOUR soup and thanks for the inspiration GiGi! 😀

      I wouldn’t have thought to pair sweet potatoes with spinach, as I’d already done a white potato and spinach soup (the one you commented on) but I actually like this one slightly more!

      Thanks again GiGi. I’m looking forward to seeing what you inspire me to make next! 😉

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