Smoky Sweet Potato Soup is thick, creamy, and lightened up. It's made in the slow cooker with easy prep!

Slow Cooker Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

This Smoky Sweet Potato Soup is thick and creamy yet dairy-free, and is flavored with a delicious blend of smoky spices. This healthier soup is made in the slow cooker with easy prep!
Course Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 269kcal
Author Alyssa


  • 5 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2" - 2" chunks
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 3/4 cup lite coconut milk or more to taste
  • 1 cup water or more to taste


  • Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Place sweet potato chunks and diced onion into a slow cooker (mine has a 4.5 quart capacity). Pour chicken broth over top. Cover and cook on high heat for 4 hours or about 8 hours on low. The sweet potato chunks are done cooking when they're very tender and a utensil will easily slide through without meeting resistance.
  • Transfer entire contents of the slow cooker into a blender and puree until mostly smooth (it will still be thick). Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender if you have one to make this part easier!
  • Transfer pureed mixture back into the slow cooker (now using the warm setting) and add coconut milk and water and stir until liquid is fully integrated. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and ancho chile powder and stir.


This soup is fairly thick, so you can add additional coconut milk/water to thin it to your preferences.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 59.6g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 1042mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 7.1g | Sugar: 12.8g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.3mg