Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

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The weather God is becoming seriously egotistical. OK we get it! We fully understand that you can bury my poor little puppy under a mountain of snow in .02 seconds. And that you think its funny when I trip on a deceptively mushy pile of snow and butt dive on Michigan Ave (high point – old lady behind me thought it was hilarious). WE KNOW.

I think we should maybe treat the situation like dealing with a toddler….like maybe if we ignore him (and you groundhog!), this little snowstorm tantrum will just go away. And happy Grandma Weather God will go Cloudy and a Chance of Meatballs on us and rain margaritas and sunshine.


But until then I will continue to make soup – my serious savior in the crazy Chicago winter. Which I really can’t complain about because I LOVE soup. My freezer is jam packed with a zillion different soups, I can’t stop recipe testing new ones! My usual favorites are minestrones and other Italian herb soups – tuscan white bean, tomato basil… Mmmm. Same goes for main meals – lots of pasta with marinara sauce, bruschetta, etc, (can you tell where I come from?). So this Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup was such a delicious change to the usual routine.

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This soup is so creamy – with zero cream! Zero dairy. Totally vegan. It’s a beautiful thing. With just the right savory spice from the chipotle (I’m a huge huge fan of chipotle). Top this with a little sour cream, fresh cilantro, or sauteed black beans and its a perfect main dish. Super comforting in this relentless winter.


This is also an extremely simple and quick recipe – throw all of the ingredients in a pot, boil, and then puree in a food processor, blender, or with an immersion blender. Dinner for the week and extras go to the freezer.


Stay warm!







  1. Yum! This looks so good! I’ve always wanted to make sweet potato soup! I’m sure this has the perfect amount of kick to it!