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Creamy Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

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  • Author: Ali
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x


This Creamy Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup recipe is made with zesty sausage, seasonal veggies and kale, tender white beans, and a creamy, garlicky, paprika-sage broth.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (or vegan sausage*)
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 5 leaves of fresh sage
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potato, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 large handfuls chopped fresh kale
  • salt and freshly-cracked black pepper, to taste
  • optional toppings: pepitas, microgreens, fried sage leaves, etc.


  1. Brown the sausage. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Sauté the sausage, crumbling it with a wooden spoon as it cooks, until browned. Transfer the sausage with a slotted spoon to a clean plate and set aside.
  2. Sauté the onion and garlic. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the stockpot. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant.
  3. Simmer. Add the vegetable stock, sage, carrots, sweet potato, smoked paprika, beans, half of the cooked sausage and stir until combined. Cook until the soup reaches a simmer. Then reduce heat to medium-low to maintain the simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  4. Season. Add the coconut milk and fresh kale and stir for 1-2 minutes, or until the kale begins to soften. Remove and discard the sage. Taste and season the soup with salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Serve. Serve warm, garnished with a spoonful of the remaining crumbled sausage plus any of your desired toppings.