This guilt-free Chorizo Sweet Potato Soup is made with sweet potatoes, noodles and chorizo—it’ll quickly become your go-to soup recipe!
And somehow, some way, here we are: soup season! I’m not mad obviously because soup is such an easy thing to make a big batch of and enjoy as leftovers. This chorizo sweet potato soup was approved by Miguel, who likes to reminds me that he thinks sweet potatoes are “just ok”. ….which is what I thought until about two months ago. I’ve been enjoying them for the past two months, typically roasted in my cast iron skillet with some salt and pepper, and occasionally some garlic and oregano. But today…. today we’re enjoying them in soup!
Also, I just made this recipe on Monday and I’m already sharing it today because THAT’S how behind I am. Someone help me. But that’s ok right? I already disclosed that I’d probably be posting less this month, so I’m telling myself not to stress. ….clearly that’s working out really well. This recipe was 100% inspired by Jessica’s loaded baked sweet potato soup, which is also amazing.
I leave for Expo East this Thursday and I’ll be there through Saturday (let me know if you’re going!), and then next week I’m headed to Puerto Rico and I’m so, so excited. The hotel where we stay posted on Instagram that they’re back up and running, which was a huge sigh of relief for me. So anyway, yes I’m busy but I wanted to get this soup recipe to you guys to kick off soup season.
What’s in this soup, exactly? Welllllll, it has sweet potatoes, chorizo and pasta noodles (though feel free to sub in some grain-free noodles, which is what I did! All about that chickpea/quinoa/lentil pasta). The best part is that it can be as creamy or as broth-y as you prefer. I typically prefer broth-y soup with tons of STUFF, so I opted to only through about 1/3 of this soup into the blender, but you can absolutely blend the sweet potatoes up all the way for a super creamy texture. This soup should come together in about 20 minutes—YES. The only thing better than a 30 minutes meal is a 20 minute meal.
If you love sweet potatoes and chorizo, this sweet potato soup is for you! And be sure to check out this soup recipe, too!
Chorizo Sweet Potato Soup
- 1 cup pasta*
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 chorizo links
- 4 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 shallot minced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 32 oz. chicken broth
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup whipping cream or half and half
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook pasta in a saucepan over stovetop, and cook chorizo with olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- While those are cooking, place cubed sweet potato in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10 minutes, or until sweet potato is soft. If you don't want to use the microwave, you can roast the sweet potato at 400° for 20 minutes or so.
- Once the pasta is cooked, place it in a strainer and set it aside. Once the chorizo is cooked, scoop it out with a slotted spoon (I placed it in the strainer with the pasta), and then add butter to the skillet.
- Add the shallot and garlic to the skillet and stir for about 30 seconds or until shallot is translucent.
- Next, add cooked sweet potato and chicken broth to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir in the milk and whipping cream.
- Next, add about half the mixture to a blender and pulse until smooth; pour the blended soup back into the skillet and stir to combine. Last, stir in the pasta and chorizo, and add salt and pepper to taste.