Spicy Sweet Potato Bisque

This recipe for Spice Sweet Potato Bisque is a “healthy recipe.”  Using reduced fat chicken broth and reduced fat coconut milk really cuts down on the fat and calories associated with this recipe.  The sweet spicy combination of flavors in this recipe is really a treat!

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup


  • 4 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. green or red Thai curry paste
  • 2 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes (Garnet, Jewel or Louisiana), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup regular or reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 1/ 4 cup orange juice
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 lime, zested for garnish


  • Pour 1/4 cup of broth into large, deep saucepan. Add onion and garlic, set over medium-high heat, and cook until onion is translucent, 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ginger, jalapeño, and curry paste and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is soft and most of the moisture has evaporated, 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining broth to pot. Add sweet potatoes and 1 cup water. Bring liquid to boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook, covered, until sweet potatoes are soft, 20 minutes. Uncover and let soup cool for 10 minutes.
  • Using immersion blender, puree until soup is pulpy. Add coconut milk and orange juice, and puree until soup is velvety smooth. Or, puree soup in blender; this may require two batches, with half juice and coconut milk added to each batch. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, divide soup among 6 wide, shallow bowls. Garnish each serving with about 1/4 teaspoon of grated lime zest. Serve hot or lukewarm.
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