Plant Based Recipes

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

Smokey Sweet Potato soup in a white bowl topped with fresh cilantro leaves.

Today I’m sharing with you guys a brand new recipe from one of my favorite vegan bloggers. Jackie Sobon of Vegan Yack Attack has just release her third all vegan cookbook titled Plant-Based Meal Prep.

This cookbook is so perfect for new vegans and people who have been eating plant based for a while.

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It includes weekly meal plans and recipes to ” Streamline your vegan lifestyle.”

As a seriously busy mom to 4 kids I cannot tell you how excited I am to check out the full book!

Today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite recipes, Smoky Sweet Potato Soup. I know you guys are going to love this one!

It’s the perfect warming bowl of healthy vegan comfort food for those cold winter months.

More Vegan Soup Recipes:

Here are even more vegan soup recipes to warm you up!

  1. Beefy Lentil Barley Soup
  2. The BEST Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup
  3. Easy Black Bean Soup
  4. Easy Vegan Minestrone Soup

And, If you haven’t recieved your copy of my latest eBook, you’re missing out! It includes three of the above vegan soup recipes, plus two NEW recipes that you will only find in this book. Did I mention it’s a FREE download?

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From page 32 of the Plant-Based Meal Prep cookbook:

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup• Needs Some Heat • Freezer Friendly • Gluten Free• Soy Free • Nut Free • No Sugar Added

“When I first went vegan, I subscribed to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box, and the company that ran it would send recipe suggestions with each delivery. This played a huge part in my learning how to cook! A recipe similar to this one came to me with a ton of sweet potatoes, and after some serious tweaking I think it has reached its full potential.

Smoky but not overly so, a little sweet but still savory, and super-satiating. Though the toasted bread is optional, I love eating this soup with a crusty slice of sourdough.”

Jackie Sobon, Vegan Yack Attack

Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

Smoky, Sweet and full of nutrition-the perfect lunch for people on the go!

Course Soup
Keyword Smokey Sweet Potato
Servings 5
Calories 427 kcal
Author Jackie Sobon


  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • cups diced red onion
  • 1 1/4 cups diced orange bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes unpeeled, diced
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup red quinoa rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen spinach broken into pieces
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 5 slices toasted crusty bread *optional


  1. In a large pot, heat the sunflower oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the red onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Adjust the heat to medium-low and add the sweet potatoes, carrots, garlic, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cumin. Cook for 5 more minutes, adding 1 or 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) water if necessary to prevent sticking.

  4. Stir in the vegetable broth, water, and quinoa, cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  5. Once boiling, adjust the heat so that the soup is simmering, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes longer.

  6. Puree half of the soup mixture using an immersion blender or by carefully transferring to a blender.

  7. Add the spinach, stirring to break up any clumps, and add salt to taste.

  8. Let the soup cool for 20 minutes, then divide it between 5 jars or storage containers. Top each serving with the pumpkin seeds and cilantro and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Serve with a slice of bread, if desired.

Recipe Notes

**Nutritional information does not include bread

“This soup is great for storing in the fridge to eat during the week, and it also freezes well if you want to plan way ahead. If you choose to freeze it, divide it into five freezer-safe storage containers and freeze for up to 6 months.”

Jackie Sobon


Disclaimer: “Reprinted with permission from Jackie Sobon and Fair Winds Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. © 2020”

This Smokey Sweet potato soup is just one of the many recipes Jackie has been working hard to bring to you guys! Her new cookbook features recipes for Breakfast like her Baked Blueberry Oatmeal, to lunch to snacks and dinner-and they are all meal prep friendly!

Head to Vegan Yack Attack to purchase your copy today! It’s also available in kindle and hardcover formats on Amazon.

I know you guys will find more than a few NEW family favorites!

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Until next time,

Megan Kerry

Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!

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