Sweet Potato and Chestnut Soup

Sweet Potato and Chestnut Soup

Sweet Potato and Chestnut Soup

Prep Time ~ 15min Cooking Time ~ 40min
Approx Cost ~£? Difficulty ~Easy
Freeze ~Yes Serves ~8-10

Tip ~



1kg / 2lb 4oz sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks

1 onion, peeled and finely sliced

3 x 200g packs vacuum packed chestnuts

1.5 litres / 2 ½ pints vegetable stock


1 teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon paprika

1 x 200ml tub creme fraiche



  • Put the sweet potato and onion into a large pan, the contents of 2 of the packs of chestnuts, the stock and some seasoning.
  • Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently, covered for 30 minutes until tender.
  • Leave the soup to cool a little, and then blend until smooth.
  • Add a little nutmeg, the cumin and the paprika and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  • Chop the remaining chestnuts.
  • Divide the soup between warmed bowls, add a spoonful of creme fraiche and a scattering of chopped chestnuts.