August 9, 2022

Instant Pot Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup

Super easy Instant Pot Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup will satisfy your need for some spice in your life! Smooth, creamy, and TONS of flavor!

Are you still excited about soup or did you eat too much slow cooker vegetable soup or Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup in Oct/Nov/Dec?

I hope not because this STUPID easy-southwestern-spicy little number is going to steal your heart.

But I might be biased because Mexican kinda flavors just have my heart.

You might just find me eating this with a side of easy Mexican meatballs or Mexican Zucchini Lasagna.

Why this is the BEST Sweet Potato Soup Recipe 

When the weather is gloomy, gray, snowy and cold, there is NOTHING that beats a hot bowl of soup! Add some Southwestern flair and delicious flavor to your soup and you won’t be disappointed! Today’s healthy sweet potato soup is a healthy and delicious way to get your soup on- it’s bold with flavor, smooth and creamy, and loaded with nutrients that you’ll feel good about serving your family! It is also really easy to make (the instant pot saves the day once again) and perfect for meal prep lunches or easy dinners all week long! 

What kind of Sweet Potatoes to use 

To make this southwestern sweet potato soup, you’ll want to be picky when it comes to selecting your sweet potatoes. They are the STAR of the dish, so it’s a good idea to pick and choose the best ones you can! I recommend choosing sweet potatoes with orange flesh (make sure they aren’t yams), and avoiding any sweet potatoes with sprouts growing or soft spots on them. Better sweet potatoes equal a better finished result! 

Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup Ingredients

This soup uses a bunch of wholesome and healthy ingredients and the result!? The most creamy, warm, satisfying soup for you and your crew! You may already have most of the ingredients hanging out in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

Olive OilOnionCuminPaprikaSalt Sweet Potato Vegetable BrothFire roasted diced tomatoes with chiliesCilantro

How to make Creamy Sweet Potato Soup


Heat up a splash of oil in the instant pot until hot then add in the chopped onions. Cook on sautee mode, stirring often, until they are softened and browned. Add in the spices and salt and cook a couple more minutes until they are aromatic.


Add the rest of the ingredients and set the lid to sealing. Cook on manual high power for 9 minutes. Let the steam release naturally when it’s done. 


Transfer the cooked soup to a high power blender or a large food processer and blend until the soup is creamy and smooth! 


Pour into bowls and garnish with cilantro. DEVOUR!

Instant Pot Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup in a blender being prepared

What to serve with Sweet Potato Soup

This tasty soup is perfectly satisfying all on its own, but if you want to serve up something on the side, here are a few recipes that I think would pair well with it:

Gluten free Grilled cheese hummus sandwiches with pumpkinGluten free Naan BreadSuperfood Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich with honey mustard A big hunk of garlic bread or your favorite crusty bread  

How to freeze Soup

Soup is another great make-ahead freezer meal for those busier days, or to have on hand to drop off at a friend or family member in need of a meal. To freeze this sweet potato soup, simply pour it into a freezer safe airtight container or zip lock style freezer bag. Pop it in the freezer for up to 3 months, thawing and reheating whenever you want!

Instant Pot Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup in bowls with cilantro on the side

More healthy southwest-inspired recipes

keto mexican cauliflower riceone pan mexican quinoa casserole in the slow cookermexican stuffed zucchini with avocado salsa


Instant Pot Southwest Sweet Potato Soup

Super easy Instant Pot Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup will satisfy your need for some spice in your life! Smooth, creamy, and TONS of flavor!Course Side DishCuisine MexicanPrep Time 10minutesCook Time 10minutesPressurizing 10minutesServings 5CupsCalories 90kcalAuthor Taylor Kiser


Instant pot


1TbspOlive oil3/4CupOnion,roughly chopped1tspCumin1tspPaprika1/2tspSalt1Large Sweet potato(500g)2CupsVegetable broth (not reduced sodium)1CanFire roasted diced tomatoes with chilies(15 oz)*1/2-3/4CupCilantro,Diced (depending how much cilantro you like!)


Heat the olive oil on sautee mode. Add the onions and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add in the cumin, paprika and salt and cook another minute or two.

Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir. Cover and set the lid to “sealing”

Cook on manual high pressure for 9 minutes. Let steam release mostly naturally (you can quick release it after about 10 mins.)Transfer to a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy

Stir in the cilantro and DEVOUR!



*If you don’t want spicy, buy the tomatoes without chilies!


Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 2.8gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 860mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 5.5gVitamin A: 116IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 3mg

For This Recipe, I recommend:

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Blendtec Blender

Sea Salt

Instant Pot Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup collage photo


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Published Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:11:27 +0000