Creamy Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup


There isn’t much I like more than a big bowl of creamy soup – or a big bowl of any soup for that matter. Creamy soup is especially satisfying, but it’s hard to do when you’re on a “diet” or if dairy isn’t a choice for you. So when I saw this recipe for creamy sweet potato and cauliflower soup, I knew I had to try it.


The sweetness of the sweet potatoes really balances the cauliflower, making it taste almost like a baked potato soup, especially when you top it with some traditional baked potato toppings like chives (or green onion) and bacon. I topped mine with cheese, but if you’re going dairy free, you can pick up some dairy-free cheese shreds as a substitute.


This sweet potato and cauliflower soup is great starter for a meal, but it’s also a really, really great lunch. It’s warm and satisfying and it’s great for reheating in the microwave throughout the week. It can also easily be made in the crockpot. I’m actually thinking about making another batch tomorrow because it’s just that good.


More dairy free soups: cauliflower chowder / fennel carrot & parsnip soup / curried coconut carrot soup


Creamy Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Soup

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 2 pounds cauliflower, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 4 green onions
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 3 14.5-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 cups alternative milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Toppings: bacon bits, shredded cheese, fresh chives (optional)


  1. In a large stockpot, combine all ingredients except milk and flour. Cover and bring to a boil. Allow soup to cook until vegetables are soft – about 25 – 30 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together milk and flour. Add to pot. Continue cooking until soup has thickened – about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and blend with an immersion blender (or transfer soup to a food processor or blender). Process until smooth.


Any kind of alternative milk can be used in this recipe. If using coconut milk, opt for the refrigerated kind instead of canned for the right consistency. Regular dairy milk can be used as well.Use dairy-free cheese shreds as a topping to make this dairy free.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Recipe adapted from Peas & Crayons.


Last Updated on

  • Reply
    Cauliflower Chowder - Simply Whisked
    May 4, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    […] a lot of enhancement and added flavor to be good – like in my creamy curried cauliflower or creamy sweet potato and cauliflower soup – but it can definitely serve as the base for a delicious […]

  • Reply
    Delicious Easy Cauliflower Receipes
    October 16, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    […] CREAMY SWEET POTATO & CAULIFLOWER SOUP – this has a lovely sweet, creamy taste thanks to the sweet potato. It definitely needs the toppings to give it depth of flavour. Bacon and chives works really well but you can be as creative as you want here. I used fresh rocket and Parmesan in the serving below. […]

  • Reply
    No-Bake Christmas Dinner Recipes - Home. Made. Interest.
    November 14, 2017 at 6:04 am

    […] Vitamix Creamy Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup Vitamix Acorn Squash Soup Vitamix Butternut Squash Soup Vitamix Broccoli and Cheddar Soup Vitamix Hummus Vitamix Applesauce Vitamix Toasted Coconut Fudge (Paleo) Vitamix Chocolate Mousse (Vegan) Vitamix Salted Caramel Creme Brulee Vitamix Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Vitamix Chocolate Pudding (Vegan, Paleo, GF) […]

  • Reply
    December 18, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I’ll be making this tomorrow night. Will use a milk base. No issues which dairy in my household. I’ll let you know how it goes. Sure looks good!

  • Reply
    5 easy meals – Keistler Chronicles
    February 4, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    […] creamy sweet potato and cauliflower soup is easy and filling for any night this winter. I used this recipe from Simply Whisked. My edits were I forgot about a carrot and I added shredded chicken to ours. I also used one of her […]

  • Reply
    February 17, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Hi! I want to make this soup but I want to calculate points for weight watchers. Do you have the nutritional facts per serving? (I’m assuming a serving is 1 cup!) Thanks!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      February 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      I’m sorry. I don’t have nutrition information for my recipes right now. I’m working on it though!

  • Reply
    Dairy Free Broccoli Cheese Soup - Simply Whisked
    April 3, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    […] to what you may think, going dairy free doesn’t mean creamy soups are thing of the past. They are, in fact, just as easy to make without dairy, and you won’t […]

  • Reply
    Easy Dairy Free Croutons - Simply Whisked
    June 21, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    […] and then I stored them in a large zip-top bag for when I make salads. I even use them to garnish soups, and also they’re great for snacking. Either way, they’re so easy to make, and […]

Leave a Reply

Filling out this form will subscribe you to our newsletter, and you’ll get this awesome cheat sheet and more dairy free recipes delivered straight to your inbox.