Velvety-smooth and loaded with sweet potato and apple flavors, this fall-flavored cream soup is the ultimate warm-up on a chilly day!
The soup slurping chronicles. Oh, it is ON! Let soup season begin with a bang!
I’m kinda experiencing all the feels right now for a particular kind of soup, guys. ALL THE FEELS!
It might involve sweet potatoes. It obviously involves cream and cheese.(!!) It might even involve apples (shoooocker!).
Eeep, I’m giddy just typing about such glorious things. <3
Probably due to the fact that → Sweet potatoes + apples in ultra-creamy, oh-so awesome soup form = just plain FALL.
And we all likely know how I feel about all the warm, cozy, and fall-flavored things by now…♥♥♥
Okay, so I actually first made this soup I think back around my third week of culinary school. (sidenote: halfway through this semester = whaaat?) and fell insanely in love. I mean, it’s fall PERFECTION and my entire class (including the chef instructor!) loved it.
Since a lot of y’all on Instagram wanted the recipe and I personally just wanted an excuse to make it again, I decided cream of sweet potato apple soup just needed to happen at home.
I tweaked a few minor things from the original recipe that came from my school textbook and even threw apples into the mix to compliment the sweet potatoes (surprise, surprise) and the results?
Slurp-up-every-last-precious-drop kinda awesome soup. No seriously, this soup is just really, really that good.
The sweet potatoes provide a velvety texture that I really CANNOT even get enough of, plus their mellow flavor is brought out in a BIG way by the sweet apple that’s hangin’ out in there.
My gosh, such a perfect soup couple. ♥
Because really NO soup is complete without ‘da cheese, feel free to go nuts with your favorite kind for topping your multiple bowlfuls. I like to use Asiago cheese best, since the mellow, nutty flavor is pretty much the bomb-diggity with sweet potatoes, but the sky’s the limit!
Just make sure there’s lots, ‘kay? Always.
Shall we go soup swimming? I think it’s time. I call dibs on the melty cheese rafts!
Cream of Sweet Potato Apple Soup
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 medium carrot minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and diced into 1/2-in cubes
- 1 large baking apple peeled, cored, and diced into 1/2-in cubes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup half-and-half cream warmed
- Additional minced parsley and shredded Asiago cheese for garnishing optional
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, saute onion, garlic, and carrot in olive oil until just beginning to brown. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and apples, cover, reduce heat to medium and let soup simmer until sweet potatoes and apples are very tender, about 15 minutes.
- Once tender, transfer soup to a high-speed blender (depending on the side of your blender, you may have to do it in batches) Puree soup on high speed until completely smooth.
- Return soup to pot and stir in thyme, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring soup to a low simmer over medium heat, then stir in warmed cream. Keep soup warm until ready to serve.
- Ladle hot soup into serving bowls and garnish with parsley and shredded Asiago cheese if desired. Enjoy!
If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photo #wholeandheavenlyoven on Instagram. And follow me so we can be friends! ♥
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Just the name of this soup is intriguing, Sarah! I don’t think I’ve ever had an apple soup before. I’m loving this because I have so many apples sitting on my counter right now. This sounds like a perfect way to put them to use! Love this!
The apple adds such an irresistible flavor to this soup, it’s almost unreal! 😉 You’ve gotta try this, Gayle!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
This soup looks incredible! I love the sweet potato and apple flavors and wish I had a big bowl for dinner!
Thank you, Ashley! It makes pretty much the most COZY dinner ever!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Apples and sweet potatoes belong together, but in creamy, dreamy soup form?! YASSSS! This looks abosultely cozy, comforting and delicious! I can totally see why your entire class, instructor and you love it! Pinned! Cheers and thanks for sharing the YUM!
Thanks so much, Cheyanne! You’re too kind. 😀 Hope you have a fab weekend!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Oh I need this soup right away please! What a great idea to do a creamy sweet potato soup. I bet it tastes like velvet!
Thanks Natalie! It’s seriously SO smooth and velvety! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
This soup looks perfect for fall Sarah! It’s getting cold here and I want to drink soup all the time, I think I need to make this for my dinner tonight!
I want soup all the time too! ‘Tis the season, right??
Yah for soup season!! I’ve never had a soup made with apples before but I am loving this! And sweet potatoes too?! This soup is just genius!
Thanks, Izzy! This soup is TOTALLY up your alley, girl—you must try it!
Kathy Mader says
“Melty cheese rafts.” Favorite food quote of all time. LOL! Can’t wait to make this soup and be happy and healthy all at once. BTW, I also think you have the best name for a food blog, it’s so easy to remember and so inviting. Keep up the great work and, as always, thanks for enriching our lives!
Haha, well thank you very much, Kathy! I will admit that it’s one of my favorite food terms too! Thanks as always for being so sweet! 😀
I’m not sure what type of sweet potatoes to use. Are we supposed to use yams? There are so many types! Thanks
Yes, yams work fine, Sami!
Tried the Cream of Sweet Potato Apple Soup ? Sooooo good. It was easy and the ingredients are things I usually have in the pantry. I substituted the heavy cream for almond milk for a nondairy option. I had two bowls it was so good? I left a picture and post on my IG @Poet51 I also tagged you Sarah…
Thinking Christmas dinner… can it be made in the morning and just reheated? What about left overs?? Ok for the next day??